Music at Fourcroft Hotel
Fourcroft Sunday Jazz Brunches - 12 noon til 3pm
Tickets £15 per person - in advance only - including Fourcroft's famous brunch
Our next concert on Sunday 22nd May features Clare Hingott & The Graham Watkins Jazz Trio.
For details of this or future events contact us on 01 834 842 886 or email us at JAZZ@Fourcroft-Hotel.co.uk
The last year's performances have included:-
Sunday 24th April featured Hot Club Gallois.
After an absence of some years & a change of violinist, the Club foursome returned to a concert full of virtuoso playing, yet with synchronised musicianship prevailing throughout. The audience loved them.
Sunday 20th March featured Keith Little Trio
The trio brought their humour, banter & some delightful swing music, with the superb young talent of Richard West on the keyboard. With an impressively knowledgeable introduction to each tune from Martin Butterworth and Mike Pincombe providing the rythm from his subtle drumming, an engaging treat was enjoyed by the entire audience.
Sunday 24th January featured The New Orleans Hot Potatoes
A fabulous concert of trad New Orleans jazz, from three of the four Hot Potatoes, John Scantlebury, Sarah Thatcher and Mike Kennedy. Paul Munnery never made it, having to go to hospital, so Tudor Thomas dashed home to pick up his trombone & boldly played into the breach. And a jolly fine time was had by all. A great way to start the jazz brunch new year!
Sunday 29th November featured The Dukes & The Duchess
With Emily Kajak taking the vocals & the eight piece ensemble taking the Duke Ellington 'little big band' sounds to heart, this was a thrilling way to end the Fourcroft jazz concert year. Full of warm sounds, talented musicians & an appreciative audience.
Saturday 18th October featured The Madi Stimpson Trio
Madi and his trio took us on a wide genre engaging journey via Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins and Les Paul to some of Madi's contemporaries, including Van Morrison, Moving Hearts and even a bit of Frank Zappa.
Jazz, Roots & Boots, maybe; whatever the themes, the audience was fixed til the very end (and beyond).
Sunday 20th September featured The Sarah Smith Quartet.
Superlative and varied music covering the Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, celtic airs and standards from The Great American Songbook and more. Whether beautifully melodic and lyrical, or fast and furious, the Sarah Smith Quartet played gypsy jazz with authentic passion, fire and virtuosity. Despite being one down - Tim was unwell - the trio pulled off the gig with the admiration of the entire audience.
Sunday 19th July featured the Dave Cottle Trio
Sunday 21st June featured Cafe Jazz
Saturday 6th June featured the Ben Thomas Quartet and our first Jazz Dinner.
The Ben Thomas Quartet tonight were Ben Thomas with Julian Martin, Ashley John Long & Greg Evans. A fine blend of standards, own arangements and some new material from members of the band, who played with subtlety, composure and warm collaboration.
A fine musical concert complemented by a three course dinner with full table service. The response from the audience was enthusiastic enough for us to try the setup again, so watch this space ..........
With the Icelandic diva and her fine band of musicians came another Viking (guitar) warrior, the legendary Bjorn. A fantastic concert, with an apparent silky glove fitting the band and Claudia's unique take on standards and classics alike. "Blown away" was one of the appreciative audience's comments!
Sunday 19th April featured the The Dominic Norcross Quartet
The boys were succulently smooth & sophisticated, just as you would have predicted; however, the featured singer, Elaina Hoss, added some seriously sultry vocals and kept everyone paying attention, to the very end. A great concert.
Sunday 22nd March featured Kitty's Trio
Sunday 22nd February features the Tommy Harris Quartet
Sunday 28th January featured Afternoon in Paris
From Gypsy Jazz to Latin, from contemporary to classic, with a bit of Welsh thrown in, a fantastic concert for the biggest audience we have ever fielded. And in the month of January, too! Great way to start a new year's jazz series.
for performers who have played in previous years, click here