Jazz at the Keys presents high quality modern jazz performed by leading musicians in convivial and atmospheric surroundings at an affordable price. We aspire to entertain and enthuse in the hope that you will discover the delights and surprises of this wonderful music created in the moment. Whether you are a jazz aficionado, simply curious as to what jazz is all about, or somewhere in between, we extend a warm welcome to you all. Licensed Bar
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Autumn - Winter Season 2018 - 7th September. Stan Sulzmann and Henry Lowther with the Ben Crosland Trio
Further intimate and refreshingly innovative musical partnerships have developed with British pianist Nikki Iles, American keyboard player Marc Copland and the trio Ordesa - a drumless, bassless combination with Kenny Wheeler and John Parricellli.
Stan has worked with artists as diverse as Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Gil Evans, Paul McCartney and the James Last Orchestra.
"But a shining light of the whole attractive enterprise is the presence of Stan Sulzmann, who seems to sound more personal and hauntingly moving than ever." John Fordham, Jazz UK
This was the band that recorded the now legendary Kenny Wheeler album, "Windmill Tilter", and also Dankworth's Million Dollar Collection which also featured Henry playing violin. In the sixties Henry worked on the rock scene with Manfred Mann and John Mayall, and also with Keef Hartley, with whom he appeared at the famous and legendary Woodstock festival in 1969.
Over the last 50 years Henry's work on the British jazz scene reads like a "Who's Who". He has played regularly with, amongst many others, Gordon Beck, Michael Garrick, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Pete King, Loose Tubes, John Surman, John Taylor, Stan Tracey and Kenny Wheeler.
He is one of only two or three players in the world to have had the honour of playing lead trumpet with both Gil Evans and George Russell. In 2000 Henry took part in the "Schuller at 75" concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the distinguished composer Gunther Schuller and the London Sinfonietta.
As a session musician has recorded with Bing Crosby, George Harrison, Elton John, Henry Mancini, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Sir Simon Rattle, Nelson Riddle and Talk Talk, amongst many others.
The House Rhythm Section
|Ben Crosland||Dave Tyas|
Jazz at the Keys - Great Music - Great Ambience
Jazz At The Keys - 2018 Spring - Summer Season
|9th February||15th March||21st April||6th July|
|John Helliwell/John Ellis Quartet||Ben Crosland's Threeway featuring Steve Waterman and Steve Lodder||Frank Ricotti/John Parricelli Quartet||Derek Nash with Ben Crosland Trio|
Jazz At The Keys - 2018 Autumn - Winter Season
|7th September||5th October||16th November||7th December|
|Stan Sulzmann and Henry Lowther with Ben Crosland Trio||Mark Nightingale with Ben Crosland Trior||Snake Davis with Ben Crosland Trio Parricelli Quartet||John Etheridge Trio North|
Jazz At The Keys - 2017 Autumn - Winter Season
|8th September||13th October||10th November||6th December|
|Snake Davis with the Ben Crosland Trio||Ben Crosland Quintet plays the Ray Davies Songbook||Simon Spillett with the Ben Crosland Trio||Dave Newton/Jon Taylor Quartet|
Jazz At The Keys - 2017 Spring - Summer Season
|11th February||25th March||8th. April||1st July|
|John Ethridge||Alan Barnes with Ben Crosland Trio||Mike Walker/Iain Dixon Quartet||Alan Skidmore with Ben Crosland Trio|
Jazz At The Keys - 2016 Autumn-Winter Season
|9th September||1st October||5th November||2nd December|
|Snake Davis||Mark Nightingale||Tina May with Nikki Iles Trio||Art Themen|
Jazz At The Keys - 2016 Spring-Summer Season
|6th February||5th March||2nd April||7th May||4th June||2nd July|
|Dave O'Higgins and Steve Waterman||Alan Barnes||Jim Mullen/Rod Mason Quartet||Stuart McCallum Trio.||Martin Shaw||Dennis Rollins|