JazzUP! presents… The JAZZUP END OF YEAR PARTY! w CLOSE TO THE BONE / THE GABRIEL TAYLOR TRIO!
The first year of JazzUP has been an incredible one, and it’s now time to celebrate.
What a year it’s been - with mind-blowing performances from rising international stars such as
Morten Schantz and Big Bad Wolf, sell-out gigs from the likes of Specials bassist Horace Panter,
and the joy of seeing Dinosaur in action well in advance of their Mercury Prize nomination.
We’ve put together a gig to help you groove your way out of 2017, and open the door to 2018,
which, incidentally, already looks like a big one for JazzUp; the mighty Ray Gelato in January,
Horace Panter returning in April and Dinosaur booked for June.
CLOSE TO THE BONE
Fronted by JazzUp founder Dave Keech on trombone, and featuring the booting tenor of Colin
Watling, virtuoso guitar playing of Mark Ridout, and special guest Kenrick Rowe on drums.
Kenrick is one of the most in-demand professional drummers on the scene, well known for his
mastery of reggae with bands such as Aswad and Jazz Jamaica, and also for his powerful soul and
funk grooves with many top bands. After a busy year touring the globe with PJ Harvey, and
recently returning from a tour of Brazil, he's ready to relax and party with us at Club85.
THE GABRIEL TAYLOR TRIO
These guys have to be seen to be believed - with none of them out of their teens, they blow the old
idea that jazz is for ‘grown ups’ firmly out of the window. Expect more young support bands next
year, taking centre stage with the pros.
DJ's LES JAZZ RATS
Eric from The Highlander and Sten King spin jazz and rare grooves exclusively on vinyl.
With the last live band set finishing at around 11.15, and a late bar ’til 1am, the Rats invite you to
hit the dance floor and party in earnest.
*~ Q U I Z ~*
The regular ‘jazz question’, that enables you to win a pair of tickets to the next JazzUp, will be
expanded a little. So get boning up on Monk, Mingus and Miles! Prizes for winners :-)
As jazzy as you like: slick tie, hip shades, or full zoot suit - as little or as much as you like. Bebopper,
Jack Kerouac, or that bloke off the Fast Show (Nice!) - just have some fun. Prize for best dressed!
Entry £10 advance. £12 on the door
£10 on the door with JazzUp loyalty card
Advance tickets are available from:
Gatefold Record Lounge Hitchin
Jolly Brown Hitchin
Bar 85 Hitchin
David's Music Letchworth
Online tickets are now available from WeGotTickets:
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16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult and earplugs are available upon request.
Downstairs bar open until 1am.
UNLIKE all our usual gigs this show DOES NOT finish in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London though we are still just a 5 minute stroll from the station where you will find a TAXI RANK.
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And remember... Club 85 loves you! xo