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EVENTS & LIVE MUSIC

Live Supper Club with Django’s Tiger
Thursday 19th October
6pm to 10pm

Django’s Tiger play swing in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grapelli. Known variously as gypsy jazz, jazz manouche or gypsy swing, this style grew out of a fusion of the American swing jazz of the 1920s-’40s, Parisian musette, dancehall music and traditional gypsy tunes. It is a melodic style with an infectious sense of fun and strong dance rhythms. Louis Thorne has performed at Glastonbury, The Big Chill and Ronnie Scott’s, and in West End shows. Damian Glasfurd-Brown started his music career as a DJ in the ’80s. He played bass with rock acts Cash and Double Zero, blues/ambient outfit Marmalade Panic and funk band Loose Booty. Pete Newman is a clarinettist/saxophonist and composer from Cambridge. He has worked with a wide range of jazz and jazz-influenced line-ups, and has toured extensively across the UK, Europe and Canada, most notably with world-fusion outfit Horace X.

Late Night Live with Groove Cortex
Friday 20th October
10pm until late

What an unbelievable voice!” – Ashtead Jazz Club

Django’s Tiger play swing in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grapelli. Known variously as gypsy jazz, jazz manouche or gypsy swing, this style grew out of a fusion of the American swing jazz of the 1920s-’40s, Parisian musette, dancehall music and traditional gypsy tunes. It is a melodic style with an infectious sense of fun and strong dance rhythms. Louis Thorne has performed at Glastonbury, The Big Chill and Ronnie Scott’s, and in West End shows. Damian Glasfurd-Brown started his music career as a DJ in the ’80s. He played bass with rock acts Cash and Double Zero, blues/ambient outfit Marmalade Panic and funk band Loose Booty. Pete Newman is a clarinettist/saxophonist and composer from Cambridge. He has worked with a wide range of jazz and jazz-influenced line-ups, and has toured extensively across the UK, Europe and Canada, most notably with world-fusion outfit Horace X.

Live Supper Club with CUJO Quartet
Thursday 26th October
6pm to 10pm

CUJO has been at the heart of the Cambridge jazz scene for over ten years, playing with world-class musicians such as Mark Armstrong, Soweto Kinch and soon Trish Clowes. The orchestra has performed at international events such as the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, and at venues in Istanbul and Prague. As a full orchestra, CUJO is an extraordinary spectacle. However, these talented young musicians often get together to form small bands to bring you the talent and innovation of CUJO in a more intimate setting. From the blues of New Orleans to Eastern time signatures, whether in trio or in quartet, CUJO’s small bands always deliver exciting and fresh performances.

Late Night Live with Jam Experiment
Friday 27th October
10pm – late

“Refreshing audience-friendly approach that embraces pop, jazz-funk and R&B” – Jazzwise

“Their ability to connect with the audience was exceptional…This band are bound for great things. A joy!” – Claire Martin OBE, presenter of Jazz Line-Up on BBC Radio 3

Jam Experiment won the 2014 Jazz North Introduces competition shortly after their debut gig supporting Liane Carroll. They have played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK, leaving audiences in awe. The line-up includes the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone, along with trombonist Rory Ingham, Toby Comeau on piano/keyboard, Joe Lee on bass, and Jonny Mansfield on drums. Alexander Bone and trombonist Rory Ingham were both runners-up in the Best Instrumentalist (respectively) of the Year Award in the British Jazz Awards 2016, and both were nominated for the Rising Star award, with Bone ultimately crowned Rising Star.

LA PARRANDA – HALLOWEEN/DAY OF THE DEAD!
Sunday 29th October
9pm – late

‘La Parranda’ translates as ‘The Big Party’ and this will be no exception! With a spooky Halloween, Day Of The Dead themed party from 9 pm til late, join us for a Latin-American Halloween extravaganza! With drinks promotions including £4.50 each on selected Halloween themed cocktails running all night and our very own DJ Bender Rodriguez spinning the finest Latin-American tunes from 8 pm including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton, this is a party not to be missed! Entry is free for all of our members and £5 per head for non-members.

DRESS UP FOR THE OCCASION AND RECEIVE A FREE SHOT OF HOUSE TEQUILA!

12a LIVE WITH DAVE NISKIN
Thursday 2nd November

6pm – 10pm

The 12A Live November calender starts with Dave Niskin and his talented band. Venue open at 5pm, event starts 6pm and music starts at 7.30pm. Advance booking is recommended to guarantee a table.

Members: free | Non-members: £10

Dave Niskin has performed as a session guitarist behind the likes of Sony artist Lemar and X Factor winner Matt Cardle, as well as touring with various other groups both throughout the UK and internationally as far as New Orleans and Melbourne, Australia. As a keen songwriter and fingerstyle guitar player on the side, his arrangements and compositions have been developing quite a following on YouTube with 2 million views on his videos to date. Come and spend an evening listening to this Cambridge-grown guitar player sing and play an eclectic mix of original music and covers touching on blues, soul, jazz and funk with his talented band.

12a LIVE WITH CLUSTER FUNK
Friday 3rd November

10pm – late

12A Live has a cheeky treat for you in the form of the calculated chaos of Cluster Funk. The event begins at 10pm, with music starting at 11pm.

Members: free | Non-members: £10

“These cats are good at playing music” – Quincy Jones

“Notoriously uncooperative” – Ents Officer, St John’s College

“One more song, one more song” – Large crowd at a rural wedding

These musicians have played in a vast variety of musical outfits. After a number of years on the circuit, playing in small jazz trios at the Houses of Parliament, at Glastonbury Festival with brass bands, touring New York, Berlin and Prague with big bands, and storming just about every May Ball in Cambridge with function bands, the four of them finally saw fit to create a quartet dedicated to playing only the kind of stuff they really wanted to be playing. And as much of it as possible. The quartet recently enjoyed their television debut for ITV2, joined by 3 other horns for the new gameshow ‘Crashtag’.

12a Live with Casey Golden Quartet
Thursday 9th November
10pm – late

12A Members Club is proud to present you Australian pianist and composer, Casey Golden and his quartet. Venue open at 5pm, event starts 6pm and music starts at 7.30pm. Advance booking is recommended to guarantee a table.

Members: free | Non-members: £10

“Golden further cements his reputation as a pianist of sheer class.” Jazzwise

“The album ends with a few magical notes like a musical box closing. You will want to open it again and again to experience the class and exuberance of this very talented and mature trio.” London Jazz News

12a Live with CUJO
Friday 10th November
11pm – 3am

2A Members’ Club welcomes back to the 12A Live stage, the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra quartet; this time for a steamy late night session. The event begins at 10pm, with music starting at 11pm.

Members: free | Non-members: £10

CUJO has been at the heart of the Cambridge Jazz scene for over ten years, playing with world class musicians such as Mark Armtrong, Soweto Kinch and soon Trish Clowes. The orchestra has performed at international venues including the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival as well as in Istanbul and Prague.

As a full orchestra, CUJO is an extraordinary spectacle. However, these talented young musicians often get together to form small bands in order to bring to you the talent and innovation of CUJO in a more intimate context. From the Blues of New Orleans, to the eastern time signatures, whether in trio or in quartet CUJO small bands always deliver exciting and fresh performances.

12a Live avec Garence et Renaud
Thursday 16th November
6pm – 10pm

12A Members’ Club welcomes French duo Garence et Renaud to the 12A Live stage for an evening of melodic jazz standards and not-so-standards. Venue open at 5pm, event starts 6pm and music starts at 7.30pm. Advance booking is recommended to guarantee a table.

Back by popular demand, Garance Moonflower is a French jazz singer / songwriter based in Cambridge UK. She is the vocalist of the jazz duet ‘The Awesome Leaves’ and several jazz bands and performs regularly in the Cambridgeshire and London area. She finds inspiration in the smooth vocals of Billie Holiday, Chet Baker and the poetry of Tom Waits.

Accompanying her is Renaud Lebrun; a French guitarist who performs in different jazz formations such as Renojazz Trio and several projects, in the style of Pat Metheny and John Scoefield. Garance and Renaud will play popular jazz standards and contemporary jazzed up songs.

12a Live WITH DOM & THE IKOS
Friday 17th November
10pm – Late

12A Members Club are excited to present a night of driven New Orleans jazz by Dom & the Ikos; a group that had a two year residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London. The event begins at 10pm, with music starting at 11pm.

“I can’t hold a candle to this guy. He’s a great piano player”
Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2

“The finest New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana” Rocking Magpie

“A genius” James Bond composer, David Arnold

“When Dom plays the piano magic happens” – Paloma Faith

The success of Dom and the Iko’s just keep growing. From their two year residency at Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club in London, to the five year long jam session for all things New Orleans, Dom and the Iko’s have been lighting up the British blues and RnB scene ever since.

12a Live REBECCA HEYNE AND SAM RATCLIFFE DUO
Thursday 23rd November
9pm – 11pm

£5 Entry / FREE entry for members

Rebecca Heyne is a singer songwriter from Cambridge who writes original acoustic soul on piano and guitar is accompanied by the talent Sam Ratcliffe on guitar.

Deep acoustic soul. A smoky, achingly beautiful voice. Original materiel in a fusion of folk melodies with a jazz twist.

Rebecca has been playing for many year and has toured up and down the UK.

Dave Niskin and Ollie Lepage-Dean Quartet, + Margaret Scratcher
Friday 24th November
9.30pm – 2am

TICKETS:
£5 Door entry | FREE entry for members

TIMINGS:
21:00 – 23:30 Dave Niskin & Ollie Lepage Dean Quartet
00:00 – 02:00 DJ Mr Margaret Scratcher Midnight

Singer/songwriter and guitarist, Dave Niskin’s professional experience spans from performing with BRIT Award and MOBO Award Winning Artists such as Lemar and YolanDa Brown, to regularly playing on the official Jersey Boys UK Tour and performing at Wembley SSE Arena and more recently, Myles Sanko.

Joining Dave is Cambridge neo-soul vocalist/keyboard player, Ollie Lepage Dean (Mode9), Tiago Coimbra on bass and Oscar Reynolds on drums, playing soulful jazz standards and originals with a hint of funk.

From Midnight, DJ Mr Margaret Scratcher will be reaching deep into the archives to bring you soulful jazz and funk grooves.

12a Live with Freddie Gavita
Thursday 30th November
6pm – 8pm

Another special guest will be gracing the 12A Live stage; ten years in the Ronnie Scott Jazz Orchestra and trumpet master, Freddie Gavita will be joining us. Venue open at 5pm, event starts 6pm and music starts at 7.30pm. Advance booking is recommended to guarantee a table.

“An award winning-trumpeter” British Jazz Awards Rising Star

“A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters, The Guardian

Freddie Gavita is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra for ten years.

He currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet, and has featured in Mark Fletcher’s “Fletch’s Brew” for the past six years.