Stratford Circus Arts Centre

E15 Jazz Sessions

  • Genre:
    Music
  • Age Guidance:
    16+
  • Duration:
    2 hours (approx.)
  • Doors:
    7:30pm
  • Price:
    £10 in advance / £12 on the door
Overview


E15 Jazz Sessions showcase live contemporary jazz from a mix of established international musicians and bright new talent in Stratford's regular jazz night.

Upcoming Dates

Fri 24 Jan - Dominic Howles Quintet
Fri 14 Feb - Basil Hodge Quartet
Fri 13 Mar - Ese Okorodudu, Faye Patton & Michele Drees
Fri 17 Apr - Esther Bennet & Hannah Horton Quartet
Fri 15 May - Sara Dowling Quartet
Fri 26 Jun - Paul Westwood & Rob Hervais-Adelman
Fri 10 Jul - Artist TBC


Fri 24 Jan - Dominic Howles Quintet

We begin the new year with an amazing evening of jazz inspired by classic hard bop and Blue Note sounds from the Dominic Howles Quintet. The line-up features incredible performers: flautist Gareth Lockrane, tenor saxophonist Dave O'Higgins, pianist Nick Tomalin and drummer Matt Fishwick, all led by Dominic on double bass.

Clever writing and a good band: unbeatable.

Jazzwise

Fri 14 Feb - Basil Hodge Quartet

Join us for a very special Valentine's Day edition of the E15 Jazz Sessions, with pianist Basil Hodge, leading Ed Jones on tenor saxophone, Dave Whitford on double bass and Winston Clifford on drums.

An exceptional performer and established composer, Basil has performed with some of leading UK players such as Jim Mullen, Tony Kofi, Dave O’Higgins, Pete Wareham and Renato D’Aiello.

… a pianist and composer of substance and originality.

Evening Standard

Fri 13 Mar - Ese Okorodudu, Faye Patton & Michele Drees

As part of our celebrations for International Women's Day, Ese Okorodudu, Faye Patton and Michele Drees will be taking the stage for a night of incredible music.

Musician, singer, songwriter and performer Ese's music is inspired by a range of legends, from Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone to Led Zeppelin via The Isley Brothers, Bowie, Prince, Skunk Anansie and Erykah Badu.

A compelling lyricist as well as singer/multi-instrumentalist, Faye's sound varies from Nu-jazz to blues, soul and pop, representing a formidable new talent that defies musical boundaries.

Michele is an established drummer, Latin percussionist, vocalist, guitarist and composer. Active on the music scene for more than 30 years, her music explores the relationship between jazz and tap dancing, and the improvisation and melodic phrases that exist in both art forms.


Fri 17 Apr - Esther Bennett & Hannah Horton Quartet

Singer Esther Bennett and Saxophonist Hannah Horton have joined forces to present a fabulous evening of music.

Esther is one of the jazz scene's most highly respected and widely loved vocalists, juxtaposing sensitivity with a sparkly sense of humour. Singing a mixture of jazz standards, originals and more modern material, she combines an innate sense of musicality with a studied knowledge of the jazz idiom, leaving audiences utterly compelled.

Multi instrumentalist and arranger Hannah is highly regarded on the London jazz scene, performing in Europe and the USA with her own and other great jazz artists, including Ian Shaw, John Etheridge, Polly Gibbons and more. Known particularly for her baritone playing, she emanates a lively stage presence and enthusiastic approach for improvisation and creativity.

The collaboration between these two artists includes reworkings of contemporary songs, originals, standards and instrumentals. The quartet also features Terence Collie on piano and Paul Michael on double bass.

Hannah makes the big beast of a baritone sax sound like an angel.

Ian Shaw

Esther Bennett’s many virtues include a seductive vibrato…a smokily appealing lower register…and a winning sense of humour.

Jazzwise

Fri 15 May - Sara Dowling Quartet

Sara Dowling is a jazz singer who is deeply inspired by the repertoire of the classic American songbook, her main influences being Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter.

The fabulous fearlessness with which she approaches singing gives her the ability both to convey the emotion of very slow ballads, and bring joy as she rip-roars and scats through faster songs. The burning conviction, the irresistible communicative power and jaw-dropping musicality she brings to her performances allows her to make a wonderful connection to the music and to the audience.

Led by Sara on vocals, the quartet is made up of Steve Brown on drums, Dario Di Lecce on bass and Ross Stanley playing the organ.

Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers.

Guy Barker

Fri 26 Jun - Paul Westwood & Rob Hervais-Adelman

Bass guitarist Paul Westwood and percussionist Rob Hervais-Adelman play a style of music that includes creative themes, powerful moods and distinctive performances. The two are particularly influenced by jazz, blues, rock, funk, Latin and world music.


Fri 10 Jul - Artist TBC

Useful to know

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Latecomers
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Dates & Tickets

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Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Advance price tickets are available until 6.00pm on the day of the performance.

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  • Fri 24 January 20208:00pmDominic Howles Quintet
  • Fri 14 February 20208:00pmBasil Hodge Quartet
  • Fri 13 March 20208:00pmEse Okorodudu, Faye Patton & Michele Drees
  • Fri 17 April 20208:00pmEsther Bennet & Hannah Horton Quartet
  • Fri 15 May 20208:00pmSara Dowling Quartet
  • Fri 26 June 20208:00pmPaul Westwood & Rob Hervais-Adelman
  • Fri 10 July 20208:00pmArtist TBC