6 October • Dave O’Higgins Quartet

Dave O’Higgins’ saxophone sound is highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure. He has a wide palette, from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. The quartet has been together for five years – Sebastian de Krom (drums), Geoff Gascoyne (bass), and Graham Harvey/Rob Barron (piano). They are a band that is unashamed to swing, drawing on blues and functional harmonies and the great tome of jazz vocabulary.


‘O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.’ The Observer

Friday 6 October
JAZZ – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£14 / £12 members and concessions

22 November • Mike Denham Speakeasy

We are delighted to welcome back pianist Mike Denham for the second of his regular Speakeasy nights for 2017 where he will be joined on stage by renowned banjo and guitar player Tom ‘Spats’ Langham. ‘Spats’ has performed 1920s and ‘30s jazz all over the world, as a soloist and with top bands including The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. His trio Hot Fingers has toured Dorset on several occasions, playing to sell out audiences.

Mike and Spats first performed together on a hotel cruise boat on the River Seine, and since then they’ve created many a memorable musical evening together.



With Tom ‘Spats’ Langham
Wednesday 22 November
JAZZ – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£13 / £11 members & concessions