This page contains a history
of the gigs that we have
hosted in the past

To view images of the artists please click on thumbnail image

To view archives for other years please click on a link below:

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Sunday January 2nd 2000
No Gig Chill out for the millenium.
Sunday February 6th 2000
Bobby Wellins & Pete Churchill

Pete Churchill, 'the thinking person's' singer pianist, returns to the Listening Room with the fine melodic tenor sax player Bobby Wellins. Bobby played on one of the biggest selling jazz albums ever; Stan Tracey's setting of Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood'. On this occassion Bobby acts as a strong foil to Pete's inventive song arrangements. They will be joined by Patrick Levett, drums and Tom Herbert, bass.
Sunday March 5th 2000
Tina May & Nikki Isles Tina May and Nikki Isles play stuff from their new album. Enjoy.
Wednesday March 8th 2000
Barkingside, Essex
Tina May & Nikki Iles Barnardos Church, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Essex.
Nearest Tube - Central Line station Barkingside.
Sunday April 2nd 2000
Liane Carroll & Al Cherry(guitar) Liane returns with her powerful piano and bluesy voice, playing some jazz and blues standards as well as dipping into the songbooks of Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, etc.. Al Cherry makes a welcome return to the club, taking time out from his stint in the orchestra pit of 'Blood Brothers'. They are joined by Tom Herbert bass, and Patrick Levett Drums.
Sunday May 7th 2000
Claire Martin & Ian Shaw This well know double act have a large repertoire of shows to choose from. At The listening Room they will do their jazz set with a selection from their other material including their latest album tribute to Stevie Wonder
Saturday May 20th 2000 7:30pm
St Luke's Church, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks
Sheila Jordan & Nick Weldon As part of her 'The Voice of Jazz & Joy' tour of the UK, Sheila Jordan sings with Nick Weldon,piano; Trevor Tomkins, drum,s: and Jeff Clyne on bass. The evening will also include apposite literature readings. All proceeds will go to the St Luke's Millennium Project.
SThursday May 25th 2000 8:30pm
Bash St. Blues Club, Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks
Desperate Dan's Blues Band Desperate Dan brings his 'History of the Blues' Show to Sevenoaks as part of BBC Music Live, and as part of the Kent guitar week. Beginning with acoustic blues the show builds to a finale of a 7-piece Chicago ecletric band. Ther will be a bar running throughout.
Sunday June 4th 2000 8pm
Hattie Webb Band
CUBANA BOP combine the rhythm of Havana with the jazz voicings of New York to bring their own unique sound to the Listening Room for the first time. Hattie Webb is currently one of the busiest singers with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She will add the vocal interest to the evening with her own band of up and coming young musicians.
Wednesday June 14th 2000, 12.30pm
Barkingside, Essex
Tina May & Nikki Iles Tina and Nikki bring their sophisticated singer/piano duo to an informal lunchtime session in aid of DESERT TREK 2001 charity challenge.

Barnardos Church, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Essex.
Nearest Tube - Central Line station Barkingside.

Monday June 19th 2000 7.30pm
Listening Room
Festival Special No1
Jacqueline Dankworth,
Liane Carrol &
Sara Coleman

"The Passion", The Passion is an exciting new all girl group which brings together the combined tale of the singer/songwriters and pianist/vocalist Jaqui Dankworth, Liane Carroll & Sara Coleman. Theyre playing `a trois`. For more details click here.
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Saturday June 24th 2000 7.30pm
St Nicholas Church, Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks

Listening Room Festival
Special No2
Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Guildhall School of Music and Drama & Sevenoaks Philharmonic Soc

Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone are both ECM recording artists who are particularly well known on the continent of Europe. Kenny is pleased to be associated with the Sevenoaks Festival as it gives him an opportunity to compose and take part in music for a large jazz band, a large choir and jazz soloists. The programme also includes the UK Premiere of A Psalm on a theme by Kenny Wheeler composed by Pete Churchill. Scott Stroman, the well known jazz educator completes the rosta of professionals that combine with students of the Guildhall of Music and Drama to bring this very special performance to Sevenoaks. , click here for more details for more details.
Saturday July 1st 2000 7pm & 9pm
Aisher Hall, Sevenoaks School, Tonbridge Road
Listening Room
Festival Special No3
Stan Tracey & Bobby Wellins
Under Milk Wood
Dylan Thomas's classic tale of the inhabitants of the small Welsh village *Llareggub is richly embellished with some of the finest verse and most evocative imagery in the history of literature. Stan Tracey and Bobby Wellins collaborated on the original landmark recording of 'Under Milk Wood' in 1965. Both of the festival performances will include the complete jazz suite, plus Michael Griffiths reading highlights from Dylan Thomas' famous play for voices, click here for details.
Sunday September 3rd 2000

Monica Vasconcelos with AS MENINAS & Julian Jackson

The Brazilian Portuguese voice of Monica and the jazz-samba saxophone of Ingrid are so well suited that words and notes seem to melt into each other  The Observer

Sunday October 1st 2000
Tina May, Nikki Iles & Alan Barnes

"Superb voice, lots of saxes & fine piano" - not to be missed.
As featured on the CD 'One Fine Day', 33 RECORDS -- 

Sunday November 5th 2000
Trudy Kerr, Mornington Lockett, Mike Gorman, Tom Herbert & Patrick Levett

Trudy returns from a recent visit to her homeland of Australia with renewed vigour and vitality.A favourite of Ronnie Scott's, Trudy brings with her Mornington Lockett, that master of the tenor saxophone. Mike Gorman, Tom Herbert and Patrick Levett complete an inventive thoughtful line-up for a great gig.

Sunday December 3rd 2000
Ian Shaw

IAN SHAW makes a very welcome return with his own unique style of solo singer/pianist.  The evening will be a BARNARDOS BENEFIT; proceeds to go to sponsor our host, John Levett's Desert Trek 2001 from Petra to Jerusalem in March 2001.The evening will include a raffle, and an auction of promises. Any suitable gifts will be gratefully received.

Other years - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020