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January 2020

Jo Fooks Quartet

January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Rd
Worthing, BN11 1QG United Kingdom
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Jo Fooks was born in Edinburgh and began learning the saxophone when she was 15. In 1992 she won 'The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year'. Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London (1995-99). She also studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston having received a full fee scholarship for the summer jazz programme. After recording her debut album "Here and Now!” the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her…

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February 2020

Xhosa Cole/Jay Phelps Quartet

February 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Rd
Worthing, BN11 1QG United Kingdom
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Xhosa Cole won the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2018. Since then he has gone on to make an appearance in the BBC Proms from Swansea and very recently was voted Jazz Newcomer of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019. Citing John Coltrane among his influences and with a repertoire inspired by the music of jazz greats such as Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown and Gigi Gryce, the band embodies the spirit of the Bebop and…

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Martin Speake Quartet

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Rd
Worthing, BN11 1QG United Kingdom
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Martin Speake studied classical saxophone at The Trinity College of Music, where he met some future jazz musicians including pianist Simon Purcell, saxophonist Mark Lockheart and the members of the Itchy Fingers Band. He toured Europe, South America, Africa and the USA with Itchy Fingers appearing at major jazz festivals and playing on their first two CDs Quark and Teranga. In 1988, he left the group to develop his own projects, which have been many and diverse, and establish himself…

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Jason Henson Quartet

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Rd
Worthing, BN11 1QG United Kingdom
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Jason Henson has been playing the guitar for over 27 years and turned professional over 17 years ago. He has played in many UK jazz clubs and at many of the top UK jazz festivals. He has also played with The Charlotte Glasson Band as well as forming a very successful gypsy jazz trio with Jonny Hepbir and Dan Sheppard. His main guitar heroes and influences are George Benson and Wes Montgomery. He is accompanied tonight by Dave Beebee on…

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Mark Bassey Quartet

February 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Rd
Worthing, BN11 1QG United Kingdom
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The very popular Mark Bassey is one of the UK’s leading jazz trombonists, with a superb, witty talent. His playing stretches from the raucous to the exquisite. He is also a highly respected composer, arranger and recording artist. This evening he returns to bring his own peerless style and wonderful sense of humour (both musically and verbally) to some of the jazz greats as well as his own compositions. Accompanying him this evening are Simon Robinson on piano, Nigel Thomas…

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