Masterfully referencing many of the great piano trios. The trio echoes the talents of Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner, with a repertoire encompassing a wide range of standards. Jonathan has been a featured guest across Europe, performing at the Los Angeles Jazz Festival, the prestigious Nice Jazz Festival and with many visiting American jazz greats including Wild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern, Warren Vache, Al Casey and Benny Waters. He has played with the British bands of George Melly, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball at the BAFTA Awards, Swanage Jazz Festival, The National Theatre and Thaxted Arts Festival.


Legend of British Jazz, Bobby Worth brings his scintillating drumming to the mix and the beautiful tones formed by Steve Thompson on bass complete the trio.



Emile leads this band along with a fantastic line up of musicians who often play together but not always in this exact line up. Emile spent his teenage years living in New Orleans learning first hand and watching the legends of the music. He still returns there to play and to visit friends and family. Styles cross New Orleans Rhythm & Blues through to Jazz and Rock & Roll. So, expect a little of all things New Orleans, not just straight out jazz. He appears at Steyning with ADRIAN COX saxophone & clarinet, SIMON PICTON banjo, FINLAY MILNE trumpet, ALAN SOKELL sousaphone and, EMILE MARTYN drums.


A London band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings. The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. Acoustic by nature but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop. MATT HOLBORN violin, KOUROSH KANANI guitar, JEREMIE COULLON guitar, SIMON READ bass.


This evening local pianist PETER GODFREY has gathered together a group of musicians who played over the years with the fondly remembered and hugely missed pianist, Terry Whitney, a catalyst and key musician from the start of The Steyning Jazz Club. Terry played prolifically all over Sussex and beyond, with numerous great musicians and was well known on the jazz scene, also recording and broadcasting. Tonight, those playing tribute to Terry will be GEOFF SIMKINS and ROY LEITH saxes JACK CRYER vocals ANDY WOON cornet GERRY HIGGINS bass JOHN MUXLOW drums and PETER GODFREY piano.


Led by pianist Leon Greening, who epitomises the fluent and assured hard-swinging confidence of the best of the current UK players, accompanied by ALEX GARNETT one of the UK’s leading tenor players, ADAM KING one of our top bassists and with percussionist SEBASTIAAN de KROM, inventive and standout drummer, currently Music Director of the NYJO. These guys are constantly in demand around the UK and we’re delighted to have them play at Steyning.


Making a welcome return featuring MIKE PIGGOTT on violin, SARA OSCHLAG on vocals, JONNY HEPBIR and JASON HENSON on guitars, and DAN SHEPPARD on bass. The band play an eclectic mix of jazz standards, Gypsy Jazz à la Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli all blended into snappy exciting arrangements with more than a dash of musical interplay. They are musicians who love playing together, and it shows.


Jonathan was the pianist with George Melly and John Chilton’s Feetwarmers for 10 years, having toured extensively at home and abroad at the most prestigious jazz festivals throughout the world; he is joined by brilliant swinging bassist STEVE THOMPSON with the amazing drummer BOBBY WORTH and ROBERT FOWLER tenor saxophone, who has played with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The BBC Big Band on Echoes of Ellington and with the 24 piece orchestra for The Palladium Show “ Sinatra, The Man and his music” Robert has kindly stepped into the line-up, to replace Peter Rudeforth who has been recalled by Chris Barber to play in his tour of the UK.


Since 2008, Peter has been trumpeter with The Big Chris Barber Band, replacing the legendary Pat Halcox. Peter has played with Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, The Temperance Seven, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra The Charleston Chasers and Pete Long’s Echoes of Ellington Band. Bands too numerous to list, Peter is hugely respected across the jazz spectrum, having been the lead trumpeter for the Educational Theatre Train for 20 years, and tonight he is joined by the wonderful pianist JONATHAN VINTEN, and swinging bassist STEVE THOMPSON with the amazing drummer BOBBY WORTH.


Due to adverse weather conditions and our concern for members’ safe journeys home, we have decided to cancel this evening’s jazz gig. We hope that you understand, Best to you all, Sue & Denis

After the unmitigated success of this exciting grouping at Felpham Village Hall Jazz Club, the band rides out again! Clarinettist PETE NEIGHBOUR, who lives in USA and visits the UK with food parcels and hot jazz supplies is paired again with MARK CROOKS to form the clarinet duo sharing their great love of Benny Goodman and will be playing the hot numbers in the “hot licks” style in the great company of DAVE NEWTON on piano, with local bassist DAN SHEPPARD and DARREN BECKET on drums. Darren has recently returned to the UK after living in New York for 20 years, and sounds just like you’d expect - very tasteful.


Formed by Art to showcase some of jazz’s lesser known gems from composers such as Thelonious Monk, bringing musicality to music you wouldn’t normally hear. It reflects his desire for fresh, though accessible examination, of this music with the additional firepower of compositions by pianist GARETH WILLIAMS, bassist ARNIE SOMOGYI, and drummer/ percussionist WINSTON CLIFFORD. They are four of the undisputed lions of jazz: all leaders, and front line teachers at the leading Musical Academies. ART: a previous winner in the tenor sax category of The British Jazz Awards, has toured the world fronting Stan Tracey’s Quartet for 20 years and has been featured with virtually everyone on the UK Jazz Scene. Outside this circle, Art has accompanied such diverse artists as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Alexis Corner and even Bing Crosby! This is the first time Art and the quartet have played together at the Club, but word has got out. Come early to secure a seat.