Reviews

This page contains reviews and photos from more recent events.

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Past Events

The Danny Moss Jnr / Dave Chamberlain Quartet

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Internationally renowned double bassist Danny Moss Jnr is an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown. Time, tone, swing and variation of lines depending on the soloist are the hallmark of his playing. Danny’s propulsive lines and ‘long note’ style have earned him a considerable reputation in jazz circles.

Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’

Fri 08 Nov 2019

This highly acclaimed concert celebrates the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox.

Peter Jones and his Quintet

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Peter Jones is a well - established jazz singer based in London who gigs regularly at jazz clubs there and throughout the south-east. His three albums to date have received excellent reviews, with tracks played widely on many radio stations in the UK and overseas. 

Paul Higgs Quartet 'A Brief History of Jazz'

Fri 27 Sep 2019

In this show, trumpeter Paul Higgs presents a musical tour of the history of jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats - Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, among others. He takes you from the early styles of New Orleans, swing and bebop, through to cool jazz, modal and Latin.

O'Higgins and Luft Play Monk and Trane

Fri 06 Sep 2019

This gig will be part of a 40-plus date autumn tour promoting their new CD, O’Higgins and
Luft play Monk and Trane (Ubuntu Music 2019) As an established giant of the UK jazz scene,
Dave O’Higgins’ tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable and this will be his 21st CD as leader.

Alan Barnes and Bruce Adams Sextet

Fri 28 Jun 2019

A fitting finale to our 2018-19 Season. The always popular Alan Barnes brings his swinging sextet to the CJC. The repertoire is wide ranging and varied with classics, originals and standards.

Gary Crosby OBE - Tomorrow’s Warriors

Fri 07 Jun 2019

Gary Crosby OBE is a leading jazz double bassist, music arranger and educator in the UK. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tomorrow's Warriors.

Matt Ridley Quintet

Fri 17 May 2019

The Matt Ridley Quintet has established itself as "One of Britain's very finest contemporary quintets" (Jazzviews).

Zoe Francis

Fri 03 May 2019

London born Zoe Francis started singing while living in New York for a few years, attending the workshops of Barry Harris and jam sessions in Harlem, Brooklyn and Manhattan, before singing on her own gigs with musicians including Harry Allen, Howard Alden and Warren Vaché. 

Gabriel and Christian Garrick Quintet

Fri 05 Apr 2019

Two highly talented brothers who rarely get to play together, now with an exciting new project of swinging creative jazz. Gabriel Garrick took up the trumpet aged seven and started gigging at an early age with his father and older brother.

Chris Ingham Quartet - The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Fri 15 Mar 2019

The beloved comic actor Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002) was also one of the UK’s most dazzling, swinging jazz pianists and composer of wit and depth. 

Tommaso Starace and Dave O’Higgins Quartet

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Following their epic performances with the CJC 25th Anniversary All Stars in 2017, Tommaso and Dave decided to work together on a unique project.

Remi Harris Duo

Fri 01 Feb 2019

In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and many more. 

Scott Hamilton Quartet and Alan Barnes

Fri 11 Jan 2019

This is a very welcome return visit of Scott and his Quartet, but on this occasion we have brought him back with Alan Barnes with whom he recorded some nine years ago. 

Enrico Tomasso Sextet – From a Jazz Tradition

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Enrico Tomasso was exposed to the best of jazz from birth and started playing the trumpet at the age of five.

Jo Fooks Quartet

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Well known and loved by audiences throughout the south, Jo has not been to CJC since 2014 when she played the first concert following her then well publicised serious illness. Her return will be warmly welcomed. 

Nigel Price Quartet

Fri 09 Nov 2018

Over a career spanning 25 years, award-winning guitarist, Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest-working musicians in the business.

Juliet Kelly - Divas of Jazz

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures and for this special performance, alongside her regular pianist Jennifer Carr and bassist Oli Hayhurst, Juliet is joined by CJC favourite Tommaso Starace. 

Nat Steele - Portrait of the MJQ

Fri 28 Sep 2018

The quartet performs the music of one of the most successful and influential jazz groups of the 20th century, the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Darius Brubeck Quartet

Fri 07 Sep 2018

For the first concert of the season, and our contribution to the "Bernstein in Chichester Festival", we present the Darius Brubeck Quartet.