Frome Jazz Club presents top level live jazz in an intimate club atmosphere with international star guests and free entry, every 2nd Sunday of the month with the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio and 4th Sunday of the month with the John Law Trio.
Events start 7:30pm except where indicated but early arrival is strongly advised if you would like a seat. For more information about Frome Jazz Club, go to www.facebook.com/fromejazzclub and join the emailing list at bit.ly/fjc-email.
Frome Jazz Club is delighted to be part of Jazz at the Cornerhouse, a programme of free entry jazz events every Sunday night at 7:30pm hosted by The Cornerhouse Frome, www.facebook.com/jazzatch
1 Christchurch St E, Frome BA11 1QA
Sunday 23rd September, 2018
Angel Song, featuring Nick Malcolm (trumpet) and the John Law Trio
Kenny Wheeler, the great Canadian jazz trumpeter who adopted London as his home, said to the Guardian on the eve of his 80th birthday tour: “What I like doing best is writing sad tunes, and then letting wonderful musicians destroy them. I don’t want the players to try to interpret what they think I’m feeling.” We’re taking him at his word. Come and enjoy the hypnotic, challenging, and beautiful music of a unique jazz composer, interpreted by the supremely gifted trumpeter Nick Malcolm and Frome’s own piano star, John Law.
Nick Malcolm – trumpet, John Law – piano, James Agg – bass, Billy Weir – drums
Sunday 14th October, 2018
The Old Country, featuring Rosanna Schura (vocals) and Nat Mansfield (violin/trumpet) and the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio
Frome Jazz Club presents a stunning fusion of jazz, folk and world music featuring two powerful, inspirational performers. Rosanna Schura, recently relocated from the London jazz scene to Frome, grew up in Devon surrounded by artists, musicians and beautiful countryside – vibrant influences flowing through her beautiful voice, which brings strong elements of folk into jazz. London-based Nathan Mansfield is a passionate violinist and trumpeter whose musical associations range from modern jazz through gypsy jazz to Moroccan Oud music and more.
Rosanna Schura – vocals, Nat Mansfield- violin/trumpet, Keith Harrison-Broninski – piano, Pete Maxfield – bass, Mark Whitlam- drums
Sunday 28th October, 2018
So Danco Samba, featuring Azhaar Saffar (vocals/violin) and Felix Gibbons (percussion/drums) and the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio
Tom Jobim merged jazz with Brazilian bossa nova in the 1960s to create a musical sensation, winning the first Grammy award for a jazz album, and taking the world by storm with songs including “The Girl from Ipanema” and many other standards that have become staples of the jazz and pop repertoire. Frome Jazz Club celebrates his gorgeous music with singer and violinist Azhaar Saffar, famous for her Latin dancefloor fave bands from Sirius B to Global Wave, and Felix Gibbons, a master of Brazilian percussion. The event will start with a free Brazilian percussion workshop at 6:30pm followed by music at 7:30pm.
Azhaar Saffar – vocals/violin, Keith Harrison-Broninski – piano, Guillaume Ottaviani- bass, Felix Gibbons – drums
Sunday 11th November, 2018
Catch Me As I Fall, featuring Ruth Royall (vocals) and the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio
Frome Jazz Club is delighted to present an up and coming vocal star based in Bristol. Svelte-voiced jazz singer Ruth Royall fuses old-school songwriting wisdom with a soulfulness inspired by the likes of Etta, Billie and Nina. Her smoky, intense voice brings the listener into a special place – a delicate space where they can hear the song itself. It’s the new Jazz Age – order a legendary Cornerhouse cocktail and we’ll take care of the rest.
Ruth Royall – vocals, Keith Harrison-Broninski – piano, Al Swainger – bass, Billy Weir – drums
Sunday 25th November, 2018
Take the Coltrane, featuring Sam Crockatt (tenor sax) and the John Law Trio
Two locally based jazz stars present the music of John Coltrane. Trane played a key role in moving jazz forwards during the 1950s and 1960s, pioneering the use of modes and later free jazz, but that’s not why he is still so important today. His playing reflected his intense, spiritual personality and brought a new depth to the expressive possibilities of jazz. For many people, Trane is the quintessential sax player, using his instrument to voice an urgent message that resonates now as powerfully as it ever did.
Sam Crockatt – sax, John Law – piano, Riaan Vosloo – bass, Dave Smith – drums
Sunday 9th December, 2018
Cold Fusion, featuring Jake McMurchie (sax) and the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio
Sax player Jake McMurchie is one of the most innovative and exciting voices in UK music, bringing imagination and melodic drive to bands such as the now legendary Ultrasound, chart toppers Get The Blessing, and the ambient jazz/electronica fusion of Michelson Morley. For Frome Jazz Club, he’ll be diving into the far corners of the jazz repertoire to bring you unexpected delights – and when Jake’s playing, you can always expect both fireworks and transcendence. Unmissable.
Jake McMurchie – sax, Keith Harrison-Broninski – piano, Yuri Goloubev – bass, Andy Hague – drums
Sunday 30th December, 2018
Mistress Winter’s Jump, featuring Knud Stuwe (classical guitar) and the Keith Harrison-Broninski Trio
Back by popular demand, Frome Jazz Club celebrates that special time between Christmas and New Year with ancient wintry melodies re-arranged as jazz to bring out their timeless magic. We’ll be playing the music of great composers such as Dowland and Purcell alongside seasonal songs whose origins are lost in medieval twilight. Our guest for this special occasion is Knud Stuwe, composer, choirmaster, jazz musician, and modern renaissance man playing both classical guitar and oud – the ancestor of the lute.
Knud Stuwe – classical guitar, Keith Harrison-Broninski – piano, Riaan Vosloo – bass, Mark Whitlam – drums