JazzUp's CHRISTMAS PARTY with CLOSE TO THE BONE and guests!
The second year of JazzUP has been another great one, and it’s now time to celebrate.
What a year it’s been - with mind-blowing performances from big names in contemporary jazz such
as Rob Luft, Dinosaur and Jay Phelps and sell-out gigs from the likes of legends such as Horace
Panter and Ray Gelato.
We’ve put together a gig to help you groove your way out of 2018, and open the door to 2019,
which, incidentally, already looks like a big one for JazzUp; Randolph Matthews kicking off the new
year in January, the mighty Ray Gelato returning in February, and Fraser and the Alibis coming in
Headlining the party night will be:
CLOSE TO THE BONE
Fronted by JazzUp founder Dave Keech on trombone, who has tweaked the band to celebrate
both local young players and rising young jazz stars.
Dave Keech - trombone
Tom Ridout - saxes (https://tomridoutmusic.com/)
Flo Moore - bass (https://www.loiremusic.com/info/tutors/37-flo-moore)
Gabriel Taylor - trumpet
Craig Stallwood - piano
Joe Keech - drums
+ guest singer - Rachel Farrow
Rachel needs little introduction as an established and hugely popular singer based in Hitchin, and
leader of Genie and the Jivebombers. You’ll have seen her perform wonderful duets at JazzUp with
Ray Gelato. And her sassy Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee influenced style is perfection for any
+ DJs: Les Jazz Rats and The Deadbeats
Eric and Sten (Rats) and Felix and Paul (Deadbeats) 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, our JazzUp DJs
invite you to hit the dance floor and party in earnest.
Entry £12, £10 with JazzUP! loyatly card
Advance tickets will be available now from the usual outlets:
- Jolly Brown
- Bar 85
- Davids Music (Letchworth)
- Unikorn (Stevenage)
16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door and accompanied for the duration of the show by a responsible adult.
Earplugs are available upon request (50p).
Downstairs bar open until 1am.
Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.
For full up to the minute listings please visit www.club-85.co.uk and consider signing up to our mailing list for information on existing and upcoming gigs straight to you!
And remember... Club 85 loves you! xo