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Past Gigs 2015


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January 13 2015 - Vortex Jazz Club, London

CHRIS BISCOE/ROGER TURNER/JOHN EDWARDS
improvisation then and now 

VERYAN WESTON: "Rhythm Figures", a solo piano project that revisits metric form(s) from a personal perspective.

http://veryanweston.weebly.com

Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
Admission £10
www.vortexjazz.co.uk

 

January 14 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

WAY OUT WEST celebrates BILLY STRAYHORN
Members of Way Out West play music by Billy Strayhorn, whose centenary falls in 2015

The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London SW13 9PY
Admission £10/£8/£5
Tel020 8876 5241
www.wowjazz.org
www.thebullshead.com

 

March 04 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

WAY OUT WEST presents Giant Steps Revisited
Music from the 1959 album by the great John Coltrane which changed the face of jazz.

Chris Biscoe, Pete Hurt, Tim Whitehead, Matt Wates, Kate Williams, Gary Willcox and more

The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London SW13 9PY

 

 

March 11 2015 - Karamel Restaurant, London

TWO OF A MIND
Exploring afresh the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time and Two of a Mind, this new band promises to evoke the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free reign to the personalities of the four musicians.
Chris Biscoe – baritone and alto sax; Allison Neale – alto sax; Jeremy Brown – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums

The Karamel Restaurant 
4 Coburg Road 
London N22 6UJ
More information about 'Two Of A Mind'

 

March 18 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

DISORDER AT THE BORDER
Three generations of musicians from three London jazz collectives - Chaos, Way Out West and F-IRE collectives - play music crossing the jazz spectrum created by everyone in the band.
Chris Biscoe – reeds; Ben Davis – cello; Elliot Galvin – piano; Tom McCredie – bass; Corrie Dick - drums


The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London SW13 9PY

 

March 21 2015 - Vout-O-Reenees, London

The Westbrook Trio
Kate Westbrook Chris Biscoe Mike Westbrook
‘You must believe in Spring’

Vout-O-Reenees
The Crypt 30 Prescot Street
London E1 8BB


May 10 2015 - Globe Inn, Chagford, Devon

RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET
Chris Biscoe – saxes; Ralph Freeman - piano;
Marcus Vergette -bass; Andrea Trillo – drums


The Globe Inn
High Street
Chagford
Devon
TQ13 8AJ


May 11 2015 - North Devon Jazz, Beaver Inn, Appledore

RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET
Chris Biscoe – saxes; Ralph Freeman - piano;
Marcus Vergette -bass; Andrea Trillo – drums

North Devon Jazz
Beaver Inn
Appledore
EX39 1RY

 

May 12 2015 - St Ives Jazz Club, St Ives

RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET
Chris Biscoe – saxes; Ralph Freeman - piano;
Marcus Vergette -bass; Andrea Trillo – drums

St Ives Jazz Club
Western Hotel
St Ives
TR26 2LU

 

May 13 2015 - The Bosun's, St Austell

RALPH FREEMAN QUARTET
Chris Biscoe – saxes; Ralph Freeman - piano;
Marcus Vergette -bass; Andrea Trillo – drums

The Bosun's
Quay Road
Charlestown
St Austell
PL25 3NX

 

May 25 2015 - The Oval Tavern, Croydon

DAVE BARRY QUARTET
Chris Biscoe - saxes; John Horler - piano; 
Tim Wells - bass; Dave Barry - drums

The Oval Tavern
131 Oval Road
Croydon
CR0 3BR

 

June 11 2015 - The Karamel Restaurant, London

TWO OF A MIND
Allison Neale - alto sax; Chris Biscoe – baritone sax;
Colin Oxley – guitar; Jeremy Brown -bass;
Stu Butterfield – drums

The Karamel Restaurant
4 Coburg Road
London
N22 6UJ

 

June 18 2015 - The Castle Theatre, Wellinborough

TWO OF A MIND
Allison Neale - alto sax; Chris Biscoe – baritone sax;
Colin Oxley – guitar; Jeremy Brown -bass;
Stu Butterfield – drums


Studio
The Castle Theatre
Castle Way
Wellinborough
NN8 1AX
Tel 01933 229022/270007
www.thecastle.org.uk

 

June 28 2015 - The Vortex, London

INNER SPACE MUSIC
Loz Speyer - trumpet and flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet;
Rachel Musson – soprano and tenor sax; ; Olie Brice – bass;
Gary Willcox – drums


The Vortex
Gillett Street
London N15 8AZ
tel 0207 254 4097
www.vortexjazzclub.co.uk

 

July 09 2015 - The Karamel Restaurant, London

MINGUS PROFILES SEPTET
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet;
Pete Hurt – alto and tenor sax;
Henry Lowther - trumpet and flugelhorn;
Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone; Kate Williams – piano;
Larry Bartley – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums

The Karamel Restaurant
4 Coburg Road
London
N22 6UJ

 

July 12 2015 - Swanage Jazz Festival, Swanage

MINGUS PROFILES SEPTET
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet;
Pete Hurt – alto and tenor sax;
Henry Lowther - trumpet and flugelhorn;
Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone; Kate Williams – piano;
Larry Bartley – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums


Marquee 2
Sandpit Field
Swanage
Dorset
www.swanagejazz.org

 

July 18 2015 - Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival, Birmingham

MINGUS PROFILES SEXTET
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet;
Tony Kofi – alto and tenor sax;
Henry Lowther - trumpet and flugelhorn;
Kate Williams – piano;
Dave Green – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums


Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival
The Red Lion

95 Warstone Lane
Birmingham,
West Midlands
B18 6NG
Tel 0121 233 9144
www.birminghamjazz.co.uk

 

July 22 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

WOBBLY RAIL FIVE
Chris Biscoe – alto and soprano sax, alto clarinet;
Pete Hurt – tenor and soprano sax; Liam Noble – piano;
Steve Watts – bass; Jon Scott - drums


The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London
SW13 9PY
Tel020 8876 5241
www.wowjazz.org
www.thebullshead.com

 

July 23 2015 - Long White Cloud, London

INNER SPACE MUSIC
Loz Speyer - trumpet and flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet;
Rachel Musson – soprano and tenor sax; ;
Olie Brice – bass; Gary Willcox – drums


Long White Cloud
151 Hackney Road
London
E2 8JL

Tel 020 7033 4642

 

August 23 2015 - The Oval Tavern, Croydon

DAVE BARRY QUARTET
Chris Biscoe – saxes; 
John Horler - piano; 
Tim Wells - bass; 
Dave Barry – drums


The Oval Tavern
131 Oval Road
Croydon CR0 3BR

 

August 24 2015 - The Red Lion, Isleworth

JAZZ at the RED LION
Chris Biscoe – saxes; Geoff Castle - piano; 
Tim Wells - bass; Trevor Tomkins – drums


The Red Lion
92-94 Linkfield Road
Isleworth TW7 6QJ

 

September 02 2015 - The Bull's Head, Barnes

TWO OF A MIND
The great recordings of Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond revisited
Allison Neale - alto sax; Chris Biscoe – baritone sax;
Jeremy Brown - bass; Stu Butterfield – drums


The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London SW13 9PY
Admission £12/£10/£5
Tel020 8876 5241
www.wowjazz.org

www.thebullshead.com

 

September 08 2015 - The Grosvenor, London

Chris Biscoe – saxes; Mike Outram – guitar;
Pete Billington – piano; Mark Rose - bass;
Chris Nicholls – drums


Jazz at the Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
127 Oaklands Road
West Ealing
London W7 2DT

 

September 11 2015 - Polish Jazz Cafe, London

WAY OUT WEST ALLSTARS plus guests MORNINGTON LOCKETT,
JONATHAN GEE,
MICK HUTTON, NIC FRANCE

Benefit gig for Linda Whitehead

Polish Jazz Cafe
238-246 King Street
London W6 0RF
Tel 07415 892436
Admission £8
www.wowjazz.org
www.jazzcafeposk.co.uk

 

September 25 2015 - Olivers, London

GARY WILLCOX (drums), CHRIS BISCOE (reeds), MICK COADY (bass)

Olivers
9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
http://oliversjazzbar.co.uk/

 

September 30 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

MILES vs MONK
Steve Fishwick – trumpet; Chris Biscoe,
Tony Woods, Jimmy Hastings and
Pete Hurt  – reeds;
Kate Williams – piano; 
Dave Jones – bass;
Tony Kinsey and Gary Willcox – drums,
Nette Robinson - voice


Way Out West Presents
The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London SW13 9PY

 

October 01 2015 - Karamel Restaurant, London

TWO OF A MIND
Allison Neale - alto sax;
Chris Biscoe – baritone sax;
Jeremy Brown - bass; Stu Butterfield – drums


The Karamel Restaurant
4 Coburg Road
London N22 6UJ

 

October 11 2015 - Karamel Restaurant, London

SCOTT WILLCOX BIG BAND
Googlies
Botany Bay Cricket Club
East Lodge Lane
Enfield EN2 8AS
Adm £9; members £7
Tel 020 8350 3541

http://googliesjazz.co.uk/

 

November 01 2015 - Milestones, Lowestoft

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Loz Speyer – trumpet/compositions
Chris Biscoe – alto sax and alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor and soprano sax
Olie Brice – double bass
Gary Willcox – drums

Milestones,
Lowestoft,
Suffolk

Hatfield Hotel, NR33 0QG
www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk

 

November 04 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Loz Speyer – trumpet/compositions
Chris Biscoe – alto sax and alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor and soprano sax
Olie Brice – double bass
Gary Willcox – drums


Way Out West
Bull's Head, Barnes,
London
SW13 9PY
www.wowjazz.org

http://www.lozspeyer.com/

 

November 05 2015 - Karamel Restaurant, London

Thurs Nov 5th - 8.00pm
MINGUS PROFILES SEXTET

The Karamel Restaurant
4 Coburg Road
London N22 6UJ
Admission £8

 

November 06 2015 - The Red Lion, Birmingham

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Loz Speyer – trumpet/compositions
Chris Biscoe – alto sax and alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor and soprano sax
Olie Brice – double bass
Gary Willcox – drums

Birmingham Jazz
The Red Lion, B18 6NG

www.birminghamjazz.co.uk

http://www.lozspeyer.com/

 

November 07 2015 - Vout-O-Reenee's, London

IL Q U A R T E TT O  W E S T B R OO KO          
Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook,  
Chris Biscoe,

plus bassist Marcus Vergette

FALLING IN LOVE..... AGAIN
The Hollywood Songs of Frederick Hollaender

Vout-O- Reenee's
The Crypt
30 Prescot Street
London E1 8BB

 

November 18 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

Way Out West Short History of Jazz – from Louis to Kenny and beyond
Including Chris Biscoe, Tony Woods, Tim Whitehead and Pete Hurt – reeds; Kate Williams – piano; Oli Hayhurst – bass; Gary Willcox – drums; Nette Robinson and Emily Saunders - voice
Way Out West Presents
The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road
Barnes
London SW13 9PY

 

November 21 2015 - Vout-O-Reenee's, London

CHRIS BISCOE/ROGER TURNER plus
KJAER3 with JULIE KJAER, JOHN EDWARDS and STEVE NOBLE

I’KLECTIC
20 Carlisle Lane
London SE1 7LG
Admission £7/£5
Tel 07809 727199

 

November 24 2015 - Jazz NE/Schmazz, Newcastle

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Loz Speyer – trumpet/compositions
Chris Biscoe – alto sax and alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor and soprano sax
Olie Brice – double bass
Gary Willcox – drums

Jazz NE/Schmazz, Newcastle
Newcastle Jazz Cafe, NE1 5DW
www.jazznortheast.com

 

November 25 2015 - Hull Jazz, Hull

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Hull Jazz, Hull
The Goodfellowship, HU5 4AT
www.hulljazz.org.uk

 

November 26 2015 - Fusebox, Leeds

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Fusebox, Leeds
The Fox and Newt, LS3 1LD
www.fuseboxleeds.org.uk

 

November 29 2015 - Leeds University, Leeds

Grand Union Theatre
Undreamed Shores
Great Hall,
Leeds University,
Leeds LS2 9JT

 

December 02 2015 - Bull's Head, Barnes

MINGUS PROFILES SEXTET
Henry Lowther – trumpet; Chris Biscoe and Tony Kofi – reeds;
Kate Williams – piano; Larry Bartley – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums

Way Out West Presents
The Bull’s Head
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes,
London SW13 9PY

 

December 03 2015 - Seven Arts, Leeds

MINGUS PROFILES SEXTET
Henry Lowther – trumpet; Chris Biscoe and Tony Kofi – reeds; Kate Williams – piano; Larry Bartley – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums
Seven Jazz
Seven Arts
31 Harrogate Road
Chapel Allerton
Leeds LS7 3PD

 

December 04 2015 - Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

MINGUS PROFILES SEXTET
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet;
Tony Kofi – alto and tenor sax;
Henry Lowther - trumpet and flugelhorn;
Kate Williams – piano; Larry Bartley – bass;
Stu Butterfield – drums

Sheffield Jazz presents
Studio Theatre
The Crucible Theatre
Sheffield

 

December 06 2015 - St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Ashburton Live, Devon
St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD

 

December 07 2015 - North Devon Jazz Club, Devon

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
North Devon Jazz Club, Devon
The Beaver Inn, Appledore EX39 1RY

 

December 08 2015 - Restormel Arts, Cornwall

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Restormel Arts, Cornwall
Bosun's Diner, Charlestown, PL25 3NJ

 

December 14 2015 - The Vortex, London

Loz Speyer's Inner Space Music
Vortex Jazz Club, London
Gillett Square, Dalston, London N16 8AZ

 


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