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Fri Jun 22, 08:00 PM The Jean Toussaint Quartet @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Originally from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, saxophonist Jean Toussaint left Berklee College of Music, Boston in 1982 to join Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Luckily, he finished up this side of the pond and is with us tonight.

On Piano tonight, Albert Palau is a young pianist and composer from Valencia who has become a stalwart of the Spanish jazz scene. His experience includes playing with renowned international and local artists such as Cristian McBride, Pat Metheny, Nelson Cascais, and a host of others.

On bass we have Alex Davis, one the busiest and most in-demand young bass players in the UK, past performances including Jason Rebello, Perico Sambeat and René Marie to name but a few.

Drummer tonight, Ben Brown, Jean Toussant says of him : “Ben Brown is, without doubt, one of my favourite young jazz drummers. He is musically interactive, highly creative and really listens and supports a performance from beginning to end with great imagination. This young man has a great future of music making ahead of him”

So, It should be a great evening in the Ballroom!

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.

Fri Sep 21, 08:00 PM The Geoff Simkins Trio @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Back to business with a bang after all those sunny summer holidays with Geoff Simkins and a super trio.

Geoff being the horn player of a very musical family, in fact many of you will know his pianist brother, Pete, Cheltenham resident and Club member. He’s worked with so many people we don’t have the time!

On piano tonight a very familiar name to R3 listeners Nikki Iles. It’s good to have her back. Nikki came to the piano via Dad’s L.Ps, harmonica, clarinet and now an impressive C.V. and experience. Again one of those guys who’s played……………!

Next a treat for bass lovers, Dave Green, one of our favourite bassists. He has been a couple of times lately with Gareth Williams playing the tunes of Bill Evans, so, let’s face it anyone who could play a bit like Scott LaFaro must be pretty good!

All this in the super atmosphere of the Victory Club.

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.

Fri Oct 12, 08:00 PM The Julian Siegal Quartet @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

Tonight, after far too long, we welcome back Julian Siegal. (well, he is a very busy guy!)

We are truly in for a treat tonight, the quartet is led by Julian Siegel who was brought up in Nottinghamshire and was dragged by his parents to all the first class gigs they could. It certainly paid off! Julian is a graduate of the University of East Anglia and won the 2011 London Awards for Art and Performance. His playing history is much like a who’s who in jazz, possibly best known for co-leading the Partisans with Phil Robson.

Tonight he is with his rhythm section with Liam Noble on piano, who, studied as an undergraduate at Oxford and as a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of music. He became the regular pianist with Stan Sulzman and many others.

On drums we have Gene Caldarazzo, an American jazz drummer, born in New York, but currently residing in the UK where he is a visiting tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity and the Guildhall. He also plays drums for the Partisans and Zoe Rhaman to name but two of many.

We have Oli Hayhurst on bass, Oli moved from Cambridge to London in 1995 to study at the Royal Academy of Music, he is proficient on the double bass, bass guitar and the guitarron. Between 2000 & 2002 he played with Gilad Atzmon and co-founded the Orient House Ensemble, playing on their first two albums.

Don’t miss it! Space in the Studio is limited, so book early.

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: