Boxford Fleece Jazz Club
Lists of Interest to Jazzers
We hold lists of
and are delighted to expand them, so give
a bell, and he will add to the list (or throw out defunct entries! News
of these is most welcome.).
Venue sites of interest
We will be delighted to link to other UK club and venue pages. Anyone
wishing to have us link to them should contact
- Our friends at the Ipswich Jazz Club have released
their exciting programme
. Contact Dave Rutherford on 01473 231552.
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
is a great local venue.
- Every year Jazz By
provides us with great entertainment; no exception this year!
- Southwold remains jazz active. Just look at
www.southwoldjazzfestival.co.uk for news about
the festival, and Jazz @ The Pier.
- Ronnie Scotts Club
is still the home of jazz in the UK.
- Beautiful Thame, in Oxfordshire now has a fine Wednesday gig list.
Check out their website.
Concert Jazz in Thame
- In Reading, underneath the arches, there is
The Jazz Club
with food and great music.
- Closer to home, the gigs at
The Peterborough Jazz Club
are top class.
- Hushgroove at the Cafe Dolally, Lion Gate, Hampton Court
in Hampstead Park, Surry
have great gigs every Friday (sadly). Call 0208 943 3111 about membership.
- The famous Appleby Jazz
Festival.This summer from July 29th - 31st
- You can live it up at The St. Ives Jazz Club
has built a great programme.
- London's 606 Club
keeps its pages nicely up to date, and has good links to other places.
- The Pizza Express site is general,
but you can click performances for their jazz listings.
- The Snape , Aldeburgh
, is beautiful beyond words. Go and see kids climbing on the Moors and
Hepworths, and particularly the music.
The Butley Priory near Woodbridge, at www.butleypriory.co.uk, has monthly great dinner gigs. Just phone 01394 450046
- When in Birmingham, for great food and great jazz try
- The Colchester Orchestra
are a fine local group - great musicianship. It is interesting to see
that many Fleece people have broad musical tastes, and show up at beautiful
- The Edinburgh Jazz Projects web site has gone silent, mores the
- The amazing Roger and Larraine Odell present jazz in The
Cavendish Suite at the beautiful Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NN.
Check out their Sunday gog list at
their web site.
- Ascot is the home of JAGS
, a jazz and supper club of note with a varied weekly programme.
- Dave's favourite club in his own home town,
the Yardbird Suite,
fondly remembered from the early 60's, and still growing strong.
- Michael is very proud of the teeshirt he got at this
obscure club in an American village
- The Clevedon Jazz
is North Somerset's Longest Running Jazz Venue, and a good one too! While
there, check out the Tomasin family history.
Links to Musician's web sites
So many musicians have given us so much pleasure. We get more magic than
we deserve. A small repayment is to link to their web sites, so that we
can all follow their interests, careers, and gigs.
- Tina May
has a particularly attractive website (are you surprised?). The biog and
education sections are well worth reading.
- Claire Martin now has
a website of her own,
and those who
, and her agent
(who must also love her)
have provided service.
- Speaking of Sheena Davis
, Whats on says "... the range of this singer knows no bounds".
has a brilliant site with downloadable music. Follow the links to many
other good sites, and more information about drum equipment than you can shake
a stick at.
- And just to keep it in the family,
has a site bulging with wonderful material - poetry, music, articles,
links. Spend some time on this one.
- Brand new! Ian Watt has built a site for the great
- Peter King
calls his current web page temporary. Perhaps because it is with a
collection of trombonists
For an evening of joy and stunning musicianship, you cannot do
Dennis Rollins' Bad Bone and Co.
- A fabulous evening from
- This site has gone defunct. Pity.
Never mind, Peter also appears on
this collection of great musicians
. As well as Peter King, there is Dave O'Higgins, Roger Beaujelais, Trudy
Kerr, Anthony Kerr, Geoff Gascoyne, Malcolm Creese, Tim Garland, Martin
Speake, and no doubt others in the future. They also have clips and sell
stuff, and a nascent venue list.
- Alan Barnes has a lovely
with lots of information. The quote calls him self-effacing. Is this our
- To have such a star as Lillian Boutté at the Fleece is
a real pleasure. You can learn more
at her web site.
- John Etheridge has graced our club with wit and fantastic musicianship
many times. Is his main claim to fame that he is a U of Essex grad? Or because
of a very useful website?
- Martin Drew
maintains a great website: not surprising for a great drummer. Maybe someday
he can bring his gig mate of 25 years Oscar Peterson to the Fleece... If
not, we are always glad to see him.
- We get mail asking if we wish to book
. We would love to.
- We were delighted to welcome the
G.S. Wellard Septet.
It was a wonderful gig. They do sterling work with schools as well.
As well as his own website, and being a great bassist,
runs the label on which our first recording was made,
- Mornington Locketts site seems to be down, but there is a good
. Also check out his
John Coltrane Virtual Saxophone Lesson Site
. Amazing. You can drown in this one, with a zen mantra ringing gently
in your ear.
- I enjoyed looking at the website of the exciting saxophonist
- Anthony Kerr (a truly wonderful vibrophonist) was with us recently.
He and Nicky and Steve and Julian gave us a memorable evening.
He is building his web site.
It will be cool when done.
- We had a storming and original evening from the Damon Brown Quintet
. He runs a very nice website
, too, but it is down at the moment.
is the UK based Brazilian Band led by the wonderful singer Mônica
Vasconcelos. They are a member of a web ring that is a bit messy, but the
NOIS site is great.
- That magnificent guitarist,
has his own site now.
- A rizing star bursts brightly at the Fleece. Look at
Zoe Rahman's site
- Marlene VerPlanck
will be with us soon, backed by the Roy Babbington trio. She is the Queen
of the American songbook.
- Jim Ferguson
is a terrific American bassist/singer/lyric writer/composer.
- A visit from the worlds most sought after sideman with a great band
rocked the pub. Thanks to Snake Davis
- John Law has given us some stunning gigs. Learn more.
Check out his website.
- We have had the pleasure of
company many times. He is a truly original and powerful pianist. His website
has the best recipe for chicken Biriyani I have seen, but it isn't his, its
- Kevin Flanagan
sends us his web page. He has great music links, and links to many different
beats, including Kerouac material.
- Remember the smashing piano of Geoff Eales with Marlene VerPlanck?
Check out his website.
- We have found the Lee Gibson site!
She has her own, now
, very informative about this great singer.
- From Down Beat Magazine:-
instrument: an unfettered intelligence spinning tales with language...or
- When Dave O'Higgins comes to the Fleece the place throbs with
originality and fire. Try his website.
- You just have to love horns, and in quantity and wonderful quality.
are building their new site.
- One of our favourite visiters is
Sarah Jane Morris
. Her website is a delight.
- If you love clear, vital intonation driven by a great voice,
check out the website of Liz Ashton
. She gives us some lovely ballads to click.
- Antonio Forcione used to have a
site here. He
knows the Fleece well, when he can find it, playing as he does in Acoustic
Mania with Neil Stacey.
- Dave Jones
is a considerable bass player with his own group Affinity. Nice
web site, too.
- Theo Travis
, in his various roles as player and composer extraordinaire, displays
his wares on his friendly website.
- Paul Clarvis and friends
run Village Life,
a listening community worth listening to.
- One of the most exciting UK-based trios playing contemporary
jazz today is
lead by the versatile Jonathan Gee
, with Winston Clifford and Steve Rose.
- We are more than lucky that
is one of our regular artists. It is a pleasure to hear her, and to link
to her web page. And when she appears with...
- Jim Tomlinson
who is an artist with both a webside and a saxophone, the evening is doubly
- We had the most amazing gig when
came to sing the blues. The web has a wealth of information on her.
- They were dancing on the balcony when
came to call. There was no room anywhere else.
- Nick Weldon was here. Was he a young lion or an old tiger?
This great pianist now has his
own web pages
- Vida Nova
is a great Brasilian band with Lisa Brown and Amalia Economos, and
keyboardist/pianist John Crawford
- The Perrier award winning clarinettist
is on track to be the king of swing.
- The University of Essex's own quartet's website has lots of
The Michael Spearman Quintet
"plays contemporary jazz in the style of John Scofield, Miles Davis, John
Coltrane, and JJ Johnson, among others."
are a rather special guitar duo with a very good website.
- Everything about drums is available in a
great web ring. Drumatak
controlled and hosted by drummer Roger Odell.
David Gordon and his trio
are featured at the very useful ZahZah
- We had the most wonderful gigs with Chris Garrick. "The
field of jazz violin, never overcrowded, is blessed with the emergence of
a world-class talent in Britain's Christian Garrick", says Ray Comiskey,
The Irish Times, on Chris's
very good web site
- A home page for
American pianist Joanne Brackeen,
who is kind enough to crosslink us.
- Check out this
very useful site for American musicians.
- The Pete Long Sextet
with the wonderful Mrs. Patricia Ariadne Revell gave us a storming gig.
Interesting links on this site.
only sang at the Fleece once. Stunningly good, it was. We miss her greatly.
- Roland Perrin's
Blue Planet Orchestra
is a Java rich site, but information and music galore along with the jumpy-up-and-down
Other sites of interest
The community of jazzers is growing. Some of the sites below
are commercial, but they all provide something of interest to the jazz world.
- A terrific listing of UK clubs is at
The UK Jazz Scene
, sponsored by Spectrum Software.
- Simon Appleby has a terrific site
with sales, links, and lots of information
- One World Beat is a worldwide charity working with
Keep a Child Alive
to help to rid the world of the scourge of Aids.
- A very useful site, soon we hope with a gig list, isJazzview
is where John Stretch is selling his huge collection of jazz LPs
- Jazz UK (Jazz Services)
keeps lists of venues, musicians, gigs, lots of good content, local and
world wide. It is run by Brian Green.
is emerging as a great place to by CD's and to find out about live music.
- The East Anglian Daily Times website has
a very good "whats on" section
. We are in it, of course. The site is quite informative.
- Jazz Action
is a Yorkshire based site carrying good links, and information on artists
- For current reviews of American performances and disks,
the 52nd Street site
is well worth a look.
- The Musicians
does sterling work, and has useful information on its site.
- More and more good jazz is available on Radio 3.
They have a useful web site, with a gig list. Including us, of course.
Jazz Clubs World Wide has a huge list of clubs
and other features.
- Jazz Views is a magazine, and an excellent website with editorials, and
a nascent gig list.
, with a gig list. Including us, of course.
- The Ontario based
site has lots of Canadian info.
This interesting place to buy good stuff
has come to our attention. Give www.jazzstoreonline.com a try. They carry the Courier
CD recorded at the Fleece.
- I found Contemporary Jazz
this site, with lots of jazz listings
- Jazz Services
- what would we do without them? Well, we could look at their website.
- WBGO Radio station in Newark, NJ, broadcasts on the
web! HiFi jazz all day long. They have a nice
- The University of Essex Classical Music Society has a
thriving jazz scene
- From Duesseldorf, Germany comes
Jazz - to - Jazz.
They carry a listing of European clubs (including us, thank you), artists
- A pan-european site
has gig lists, venues, musicians - other services if you register.
- All About Jazz
is a most useful American site, with international listings and articles.
- Jazz Central
- Lots of info on American artists, venues, disks.
The World Wide Jazz Web
is an eclectic site - most useful.
- Links to all
things jazz from Jazz Services
- The European Jazz Network
site has oodles of information on musicians, gigs, labels, and lots of
other good stuff.
- Jazz FM
has a site with its own and lots of other info on it.
- The Riverside Club has a good site to help you explore
your Jazz Nights
- Jazz Breaks
is a good general international site.
- The Jazz Clearing
was a very good site for world wide information on many subjects. It had
a large section on artists with their own web pages. Fascinating. Under
- The "Yellow pages"
Service from American InterJazz
is up, running and very interesting.
Here is a comprehensive information source
for all aspects of European free improvisation.
- The local arts and music scene was served by
. Maybe it will come back.
- As a european site,
is building into a great information source, thanks to the efforts of
Henry Diong. It is under construction at the mo.
- Peter McGuire in Brussels runs
this really good index of clubs around the world
. Us too - thanks!
- Should we advertise? Why not.
has discographies and gig lists of their artists.
- This award
is a good starting point into American jazz web information. Thanks, jerryjazzmusician!
- A very interesting person calling him or herself
The Pariah has a fastinating website called
- All you ever wanted to know about reeds
from this Argentinian manufacturer
are starting a site for events, services and facilities in the region.
- For walkers and nature lovers in the area,
The Colne Valley Association
has a lovely site - elegant and informative.
The beginnings of a local accommodation list
- Cox Hill House
1/2 mile from the Fleece.
- Red House Farm
01787 210245 1.5 miles from the Fleece.
- Hurells Farm
Suffolk CO10 5JY
1 mile from the Fleece
Tel: 01376 573399
Edge Hall Hotel
Odd and Ends
Tower House Fruit Farm
White Hart Inn
Red House Farm
About 1 1/2 miles from the Fleece
- Brewers Arms
2 miles from the Fleece.
Stoke by Nayland
- Thorington Hall