Music to Warm the Soul at Olney Jazz Club: December, January & February

Hello Jazz Lovers
Welcome to our December Newsletter.
Yet again we’ve some great gigs coming up!
 Beginning with Tuesday December 6th 8.00pm

Suzanne Mellard and the New Standards Trio

Suzanne Mellard  must be the best kept secret on the british jazz scene at the present time. Completely self taught she has a unique voice among her contemporaries and has developed from many influences starting with Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter through to Mark Murphy, Eddie Jefferson and Kurt Elling. She has performed with many well respected names in the genre including, Dave O’Higgins, Bill Watrous, Dave Newton, Brian Dee and Darius Brubeck.
One highlight of her career was to be invited to perform with Dame Cleo Laine’s band featuring Alan Ganley, John Horler, Mark Nightingale, Malcolm Creese and the legendary Sir John Dankworth at The Stables, Wavendon.

 Suzanne’s Dynamic voice encompasses many varied styles and shows her wide range of influences, from Soul and Blues through to Contemporary Jazz and Fusion.

 “The ideal jazz voice…intimate and rich in the low range, with great control in all registers!”
Darius Brubeck
“One of the most talented but too rarely heard jazz vocalists in the UK”
Jazz UK Magazine  
Suzanne’s web site :
NB: Although the Carlton House Club has only three tickets left, tickets are still available from Phonebox Magazine , Stanley Court, Olney 01234 713298.
£12 or £10 in advance.
Book a table to dine from the special Jazz Menu –  two main courses for £12!
Tel 01234 711348
Tuesday 3rd January  8.00pm
Top UK jazz pianist Craig Milverton comes up from the west country with his quartet to give us his famous “Oscar Peterson meets Milverton Tribute Show”.
Craig is firmly established as one of Britain’s top jazz pianists. “A master of whatever he chooses to perform” (Humphrey Lyttleton). “An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing” Jazz CD of the Month, Dave Gelly, The Observer. “The best pianist to come along in Britain in the last two decades, and the nearest to the great Oscar Peterson” (Digby Fairweather).
Just three of the quotes extolling Craig’s jazz talent, recognised by his winning the
The British Jazz Awards Jazz Piano Category in 2010.

In his latest project A Tribute To Oscar Peterson Craig pays homage to probably the greatest of all Jazz Pianists, and his biggest influence, Oscar Peterson. The show highlights all the great recordings of Oscar from his huge hit ‘Tenderly’, to his best selling Album ‘Night Train’. It also focuses on Peterson’s own great compositions including ‘The Canadiana Suite’ celebrating his homeland of Canada.

Craig recorded his tribute to Oscar in 2007 and has received top reviews in the Jazz Press and featured the tribute at festivals including Brecon, London and Swanage.  The tribute has also been performed at many top venues including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street and the Concorde Club.

This concert is a must for Peterson fans and all who love Jazz that swings.

Starring with Craig will three of today’s most talented jazz musicians:
Dominic Ashworth on Guitar (2006 British Jazz Awards winner),
Sandy Suchodolski on Bass and Nick Millward on Drums.
Definitely an Olney Gig one not to be missed!  
Get your tickets from Carlton House Club, High St, Olney 01234 711348
or Phonebox Magazine, Stanley Court, Olney
£12 or £10 in advance
Book a table to dine from the special Jazz Menu –  two main courses for £12! 
Tuesday February 7th  8.00pm
“A Taste of Bechet” 
Featuring The Pete Allen Jazz Band 
PETE ALLEN – Clarinet/Saxes – Honorary Citizen of New Orleans USA
DAVE BROWNING – Britain’s King of Stride Piano
JOHN PETTERS – Great swinging drummer in the style of Gene Krupa
KIETH DONALD – A much respected jazz Bassist
JIM DOUGLAS – Europe’s top jazz guitarist ex Alex Welsh Band
The Band perform a slick, fast moving show in tribute to the jazz legend of the
Soprano Sax – Sidney Bechet.
Pete will include many of his greatest hits including Indian Summer, Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, Petite Fleur, Roses of Picardy and many more. Plus there will be solo features from Dave, John & Jim.
An evening not to be missed so book yourself a seat for a swinging treat! 
£12/£10 in advance from Carlton House Club, High St, Olney 01234 711348
or Phonebox Magazine, Stanley Court, Olney
Check it all out at
Make your next jazz gig a definite at Olney Jazz Club!
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