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
|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.|
March 8th 2000
|Tina May & Nikki Iles||Barnardos Church, Tanners Lane,
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|
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.|
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|
|CUBANA BOP & the
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.|
June 14th 2000, 12.30pm
|Tina May & Nikki Iles||Tina and Nikki bring their
sophisticated singer/piano duo to an informal lunchtime session in aid of DESERT TREK 2001
Barnardos Church, Tanners Lane,
|Monday June 19th 2000 7.30pm|
Festival Special No1
Liane Carrol &
|"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.
click here for more details.
June 24th 2000 7.30pm
St Nicholas Church, Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks
Listening Room Festival
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.
July 1st 2000 7pm & 9pm
Aisher Hall, Sevenoaks School, Tonbridge Road
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.
|Sunday November 5th 2000|
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 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|