Nov 4th - THE MARK BASSEY QUARTET
The Mark Bassey Quartet features Colin Oxley on guitar, Dave Whitford on double bass and Matt Home on drums. The group play beautiful jazz classics from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Mingus & Jobim. Jazz trombonist Mark Bassey has been described as "a superb, witty player" (Dave Gelly). His playing can stretch from the "raucous" (John Fordham) to an "exquisite sound and perfect phrasing" (Brian Blain). Regarded as a highly versatile musician, Mark covers many styles from swing to bop as well as the more contemporary fields. Colin Oxley, Dave Whitford and Matt Home are all top players and wonderful soloists in their own right. Together they form a magnificent swinging rhythm section.
Dec 2nd - THE DANNY MOSS Jnr - DAVID CHAMBERLAIN QUARTET
A welcome return to the “in serious demand” & popular guitarist DAVE CHAMBERLAIN, who has played with John Dankworth, Buddy Greco, Mark Murphy, The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, Ken Peplowski, Warren Vache, Claire Martin, Clare Teal, The Ronnie Scotts All Stars, and The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. He co-leads the quartet with Bassist Danny Moss Jnr who’s big toned, swinging bass playing is highly regarded by his peers on the International Jazz Scene. An unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown - time, tone, and variation of lines are the hallmarks of his playing. He has played at most of the major European Jazz Festivals inc Brecon, Edinburgh, Foehr, Munich, Hof, Zurich, Vienna etc, and has recorded many albums. Tonight he returns to Steyning and with critically acclaimed pianist LEON GREENING and drummer MATT HOME they play a wonderful programme - recently touring the UK, with a homage to the great bassists Ray Brown, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus and Sam Jones.
Jan 6th - “TREES”
The brainchild of Brighton based bassist and composer Terry Pack. ‘Trees’ - an ‘unfeasibly large ensemble’ performing an eclectic mix of contemporary and groove based compositions, Trees is now an inclusive and energetic group of professional musicians keen to take part in one of the most exciting new musical projects in and around Brighton. Imaginative, fresh arrangements of classic tunes fuse seamlessly with innovative compositions by the Bandleader, Terry Pack, and band members alike.