Delicious food home cooked on the premises
Words from our audience…“I love coming to the jazz at The Chandos. Each time I come I am blown away by the performances !” • “The find of the year for us! Good food and beer, great jazz and a delightful landlady. What's not to like?” • “Fabulous music, fine wines and scrumptious food — a hidden jazz gem” • “Relaxed atmosphere, great music”
Sunday 2 July 2017 • 7—9.15pm
Admission £7 Students/unwaged: pay what you like
To prebook use this ticket link and get 10% off your meal!*
Geoff Gascoyne: bass/arranger
Neil Angilley: piano
Jeremy Shoham: sax
Rick Finlay: drums
Singer Mark Jennett has received glowing reviews for his sophisticated reinterpretations of 20th century standards by writers as diverse as Cole Porter, Jule Styne, Randy Newman and Jimmy Webb. Jazzwise magazine described his latest album, Everybody Says Don’t, as “hugely enjoyable” and Jazz Rag praised his ability to “improvise in a manner that brings to mind Mark Murphy.”
His classic approach to jazz singing is matched by the subtly complex arrangements and bass playing of collaborator Geoff Gascoyne who has worked with artists as diverse as Michel Legrand, Van Morrison, The Mingus Big Band and Dianne Reeves and played a major part in the rise of Jamie Cullum with whom he worked exclusively from 2000 to 2007. Together they embrace a range of styles from exuberant swing to soulful balladry as well as gospel, hip hop, bossa nova and Motown-inflected pop.
*Same price as on the night but you are guaranteed to get in, and get a seat at a table…and you get 10% off your food. (NB For the 10% discount you will need to show your booking email on your smartphone/tablet screen, or a printout of your eventbrite ticket, to the bar staff AT THE TIME OF ORDERING.)
Booking closes at 2pm on the day of the gig, and discounts will not be possible after that.
The Chandos Arms
First and third Sunday of every month
Delicious home-cooked roasts and burgers
Sun 16 July
Singer pianist Jonathan Gee brings his scintillating set to the Chandos on the back of his trio selling out Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York. Playing music from Stevie Wonder to Frank Sinatra to Pat Metheny, he has worked with artists as varied as Alison Moyet, Art Farmer, Bobby Wellins, Mornington Lockett and Claire Martin.
Humphrey Lyttleton said his playing of the music of Thelonious Monk was the best he had heard since Monk himself.
Since being voted Guardian/Wire British Jazz Awards “Most Promising Newcomer” in 1991, Jonathan Gee enjoyed a highly successful ten-year collaboration with bassist Steve Rose and drummer Winston Clifford, also working with many of the country's leading jazz musicians, including Steve Williamson, Iain Ballamy, Orphy Robinson, Ed Jones, Claire Martin, Tim Whitehead, Christine Tobin and poet Lemn Sissay. In Europe he has appeared with US musicians David Murray, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Mark Murphy, Harry Allen, James Spaulding, Sonny Fortune and Ted Curson.
Jonathan has performed in 18 countries around the world including Finland, Sweden, Spain and Italy. His trio has toured Azerbaijan, Israel, Cameroon, Singapore and performed in Nicosia with the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra.
“Reflective, beautifully poised pianist” Independent
“Meticulously crafted themes contain much thought and originality…inventive original pianist.” Evening Standard
“Gee has a persuasively lucid touch when it comes to exploring even the knottiest clusters of notes... and a fast-talking intensity that endows his playing with gritty elegance…”Jazzwise
with Phil Scragg: bass • Jeremy Shoham: sax • Rick Finlay: drums
Sun 6 August