Crowmarsh Jazz

Together helping to KEEP MUSIC aLIVE!

What's it all about?

Crowmarsh pop-up jazz club started in December 2020, when Fleur and her band took to the stage for a Christmas Special Show - a celebration of community coming together and enjoying the arts at a time when we couldn't have needed live music more!

This year we are hosting more jazz concerts with one every quarter. We have a variety of different jazz artists of the highest quality lined up to play, so book your tickets now to enjoy an evening of fine music in a lovely jazz club setting - see below for concert dates and details.

For all concerts, doors open at 6.45pm, and show starts at 7.30pm. £15 ticket price. We adhere to all current COVID Government guidelines. Please bring you own snacks, drinks and glassware to the June concerts. For September and December we will have a bar available. Concerts are held at Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED. Plenty of free parking is available. Enquiries: email [email protected] phone 07795974223.

We believe that it is crucial to create new venues and opportunities for musicians to perform and audiences experience live music. This is especially important now, following the unsettling time that have all experienced during the pandemic. We hope that Crowmarsh Jazz will play its small part in helping to keep music live. 

We look forward to welcoming you soon, and together helping to KEEP MUSIC aLIVE!

Saturday 11 September: The Dee Gees

Sat 11 September: The Dee Gees

Bluesy swing meets the birth of bop

Denny Ilett: guitar & vocals
Maff Potts: piano
Paul Jefferies: double bass

Celebrated guitarist and vocalist Denny Ilett, sensational pianist Maff Potts and virtuosic bassist Paul Jefferies take to the bandstand to perform highlights from their recent album, featuring music that was popular between the swing/blues 40s era and the birth of the BeBop. This cross-over style celebrates melody and focusses on entertainment drawing inspiration from popular artists like Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie and Hoagy Carmichael. Expect a high energy, hugely entertaining performance with fun at it’s core!
 

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Saturday 11 December: Fleur Stevenson and Art Themen - Christmas Special

Sat 11 December: Fleur Stevenson and Art Themen - Christmas Special

Swinging standards and festival favourites

Art Themen: saxes 
Fleur Stevenson: vocals
Pete Billington: piano
Raph Mizraki: double bass
Simon Price: drums

Fleur and her band will present a programme of festive interpretations and classic jazz standards you’ll love, plus revisit some of their favourite tracks from Fleur's recent release ‘Follow Me’.

Joining Fleur this evening will be a very special guest; hugely acclaimed jazz musician; Art Themen on tenor and soprano saxophonist. A major figure on the British jazz scene since the early 1960, Art's extraordinary virtuosity and highly individual voice make for a truly tantalising performance! Art has brought joy to thousands throughout the course of his astonishing career with the world-class quality of his playing and his personal warmth and generosity. Not one to be missed!

Art Themen live at The North Wall Arts Centre: https://youtu.be/bERyHRLN9vY

In the band will be phenomenal musicians: multi instrumentalist and pianist to the stars Pete Billington (piano and guitar), spectacular bassist (plus other surprise instruments!) Raph Mizraki and drummer supremo Simon Price.  It's set to be a tremendous evening of straight ahead jazz at it's finest.

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Saturday 12 March 2022: Moscow Drug Club

Saturday 11 June 2022: Liane Carroll

Audience feedback

Fleur Stevenson Christmas Special

December 2020

"Great show! Wonderful musicians and the fabulous Fleur. Well done for making Crowmarsh Village Hall look warm and cosy. What a delight to have live music again."

"Totally totally wonderful. Top class band and Fleur is stunning! The real deal. Thank you!"

"WE LOVED IT!" Emma and Andrew

"Lovely evening. So glad we came."

"Fleur thank you. Just fab!"

"Great stuff. V. cultured music and performance. 10/10" Flash

"Wonderful guys! What a treat. Loved it. Please do it again!"

"Excellent!"

"Fantastic - really enjoyed the evening - as always."

"A truly great night. Especially loved the arrangements.  Great songs, musos, fantastic coefficient of swing numbers thank you." C.H.

"Just brilliant - thank you so much. A wonderful evening as I suspected. Super evening - musicians were great and Fleur's singing - lovely! Lovely to see beautiful Fleur sing again - stunning dress and shoes! Loved the two elves on the door!" G. E. Foster 

Stuart Henderson Jazz Trumpet Legends

June 2021

Unbelievable! It's a privilege to be able to listen to these guys. You just don't expect to see such amazing talent in a tiny village hall. What a fantastic night. Really brought the joy back to hear live music and brilliant musicians. Thanks so much.

Very good, amazing atmosphere. Great set list, really good range. Would come again and would recommend!

Thank you for a wonderful evening :-)

Although not jazz fans it was a most enjoyable evening. We will come again. Mike and Margaret.

Fabulous - more please!

Absolutely fab. More please. Cara and Martin

Fabulous! The sound was great. Excellent playing from all 3 + Fleur. We enjoyed all of the preamble, it was interesting.

Great night. Jazz funk, latin jazz. Keep it up!

Excellent performance. Great to see and hear music again. Looking forward to more live shows.

Great night! More please! 

Wonderful to have live music to watch again. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for arranging it and we look forward to coming to more. It would be lovely if this could be once a month. Great local venue. 

Excellent evening. Lovely to listen live music. 

What a great night of jazz. I certainly learned something about the jazz trumpeters. What a talented band. Thank you for all your work. 

Wonderful night! Many thanks.

Past Concerts

Saturday 12 June: Stuart Henderson's Jazz Trumpet Legends - SOLD OUT

Sat 12 June: Stuart Henderson's Jazz Trumpet Legends

Music from the greatest jazz trumpet players

Stuart Henderson: trumpet
Hugh Turner: guitar
Raph Mizraki: double bass
Fleur Stevenson: guest vocals

Stuart Henderson brings alive the music and stories of the 20th century’s legendary jazz trumpet players, from the early beginnings in New Orleans through the heady days of swing, bebop, cool jazz, funk and fusion. For each trumpet legend, there is a story to tell; there are tragedies, trials and triumphs but most importantly all the great music they left behind. 

Stuart is joined by sensational double bass player and multi instrumentalist Raph Mizraki, along with virtuoso jazz guitarist Hugh Turner. There will also be a guest appearance from Fleur Stevenson singing some vocal duets with Stuart inspired by trumpeter Louis Armstrong and singer Ella Fitzgerald. 

Set to be special evening with this trio of dazzling and engaging musicians.