Traditional Jazz at Wickham Bishops Village Hall

Wickham Bishops Jazz Club has constantly continued to present bands of the high standards observed for over 28 years. It is still widely recognised as being one of the top venues for Traditional Jazz in the country, featuring top musicians from home and abroad.

Traditional Jazz at its Best

10th September 2022

We Present:

Alan Beechey's Young Stars of Jazz

Traditional Jazz at its best:

Trumpet: Allen Beechey - Band Leader
Clarinet: Ritchie Howard
Trombone: Malcolm Earle-Smith
Bass: Heather Birt
Drums: Dominic Coles
Strings: Andy Ruiz Palmer
Keyboard: Hugh Crozier

Alllen Beechey is one of the UK's top trumpet players and leads a band of great musicians.
Ritchie Howard is a clarinet teacher and professionsl musician.
Malcolm Earle-Smith is a vesatile performer and vocalist and has played trombone with many bands, such as Digby Fairweather and John Dankworth.
Hugh Crozier is one of the best exponents of Jelly Roll Morton style of piano playing and a brilliant boogie player.
Heather Birt was a regular in John Petters' band and plays bass with many other bands and solo artists including Sammy Rimington.

Admission: ₤15.00 - 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 at or on 07548 775777.

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