Traditional Jazz at Wickham Bishops Village Hall

The Wickham Bishops Jazz Club is currently run as a Fund Raising venture for the Village Hall funds. It continues the high standard of the previous Club of Jazz which took place in the hall for 27 years and was widely recognised as one of the top venues for Traditional Jazz in the country and features the top musicians from Britain and abroad.

12th October 2019

We Present:

Martin Bennett's Old Green River Jazz Band

Traditional Jazz at Wickham
Bishops Village Hall - Martin Bennett's Old Green River Jazz Band

The six-piece line-up, features:

Keyboard and Vocals Martin Bennett Band Leader
Trombone Eric Brierley
Drums Bill Bucks
Trumpet Stan Williams
Reeds Howard Murray
Double Bass Howard Worthington

Popular on the UK Northern Jazz scene, see below some regional press reports of their gigs over the years:

"...Charismatic favourite, sessions full of energy and enthusiasm"
"When Martin sings the blues with Howard Murray on baritone sax it feels like you are in a New Orleans Jazz Cellar Bar"
"An incredibly empowered band ... hard swinging rhythm section"
"... superb musicianship from the front line."

Is has been a while since Martin's band was at Wickham Bishops, and if these reports are accurate, we should be in for an evening of great entertainment.

Admission: ₤12.50 - Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start until 10.45pm performance.

No Bar:
Bring your own drinks and glasses, and please remember to take home the empties.

Special Request:
Please refrain from talking during the performance and please respect our neighbours by leaving quietly after the session.

For bookings and more information, please contact Pete Hughes at or on 07548 775777.

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