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

January 6th 2002

CLARIDADE Brazilian jazz

Clare Foster (vocals), Paul Jayasinha (trumpet), Paulo de Oliveira (guitar), Ife Tolentino (bass), & Simon Morton (drums) Great Brazilian jazz sung by Clare in Portugese & English.

“Sunshine for 2002”
Sunday February 3rd 2002

Trudy Kerr Derek Nash & Dick Pearce with a tribute to Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker

Trudy Kerr(Aussie brilliance over here), Derek Nash(gifted saxes man), Dick Pearce(trumpet) Phil Peskett(piano) Sebastian de Krom(drums) Andy Hamil(bass)
Sunday March 3rd 2002

Clare Hirst

Clare Hirst(saxes with David Bowie & Mica Paris)- "Breathy & evocative" THE TIMES, Hilary Cameron(singer/pianist back from NY), Phil Scragg(bass with Dudu Pukwana, The Beautiful South & Incantation), Bradley Webb(drums,local boy making good with NYJO2 & Three Wise Monkeys)- "Precocious sensitivity" JAZZ UK.
Sunday April 7th 2002

Anthony Kerr

Anthony Kerr (Award winning vibraphone), Jim Watson (Hammond Organ), Steve Brown (drums).

Anthony Kerr takes time out from touring with Georgie Fame’s ‘de-luxe’ band, Charlie Watts tentet & The BBC Big Band to bring his own recording trio to Sevenoaks.
Sunday May 5th 2002

Kemp/Lapthorn Quartet
with special guest
Julian Jackson

The Cambridge based Kemp/Lapthorn Quartet - Josh Kemp (tenor sax), Tim Lapthorn (piano), Johnny Brierley (bass), Patrick Levett (drums)
With special guest ‘Oscar winning’ harmonica player Julian Jackson.
Tuesday 1st January 2002

Martin Nicholls

Martin Nicholls, Ron Bowater, Rod Brown and Andy Laurence
Tuesday 1st January 2002

Gigs in 2009


Tuesday 6th January 2009 ~ NEON ~ The Brook Theatre, Chatham, 01634 338338

Monday 12th January 2009 ~ OPEN MIC JAZZ SINGERS NIGHT ~ The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, 01227 769075

Sunday 1st February 2009 ~ SAX APPEAL ~ The SHIP Theatre, Sevenoaks, 01732 740889


Tuesday 5th February 2002

Art Themen Quartet

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Wednesday 1st May 2002

Various images

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Friday 3rd May 2002

Derek Nash
Paul Malsom

JAZZ   Derek the multi-award winning saxophonist leader of the famous Saxappeal. Currently in the front row of Jools Holland R&B Orchestra. He is joined by Paul Malsom on guitar.

Sunday 5th May 2002

Kemp/Lapthorn Quartet with special guest JulianJackson

 The Cambridge based Josh Kemp/Tim Lapthorn Quartet: Josh Kemp(tenor saxophone), Tim Lapthorn(piano), Johnny Brierley(bass) and Patrick Levett(drums); with special guest Julian Jackson, 'Oscar winning' chromatic harmonica player.

Saturday 22nd June 2002

Sevenoaks Summer Festival Fair Day

Adrian Byron Burns, Jim Mullen & Henry Thomas
Sunday 7th July 2002

Angelo Debarre
Christian Garrick

Angelo Debarre & Christian Garrick play guitar & violin in the tradition of Django Reinhardt, & Stephanne Grappelli, Dave Kelbie plays rhythm guitar and Pete Kubrick Townsend plays bass.
Saturday 10th August 2002

Fapy Lafertin
Tim Kliphuis

By popular demand a return of Fapy Lafertin & Tim Kliphuis, who play in the tradition of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli. Featuring Fapy Lafertin(Solo Guitar), Tim Kliphuis(Violin), Dave Kelbie(Rhythm Guitar), Pete Townsend(Bass).

" ever of the Django Reinhardt gypsy hands...he is unmissable."  The Independent

Sunday 1st September 2002


Monica Vasoncelos & Ingrid Laubrock (The Girls) return with their Brazilian Jazz Quartet.

The sultry combo AS MENINAS is led by Monica Vasconcelos who sings most of the songs in Portuguese, with introductions in English. The saxophone 'role' of Stan Getz is played by Ingrid Laubrock, the Sao Paulo guitarist is Ife Tolentino, and the percussionist is Chris Wells.

"Monica Vasconcelos delivers the classically cool jazz-samba style plus  an extra flush." The Guardian

Sunday 15th September 2002

Jazz Singers Workshop  presents A Jazz Singers Workshop with the excellent performer & teacher Clare Foster. At the grand piano is the very fine sympathetic pianist Steve Lodder.

Running from 2pm to 8pm, and based on this outline programme:-

  • Jazz warm up and Rhythm exercises in jazz pulse
  • Understanding & improvising the blues
  • Group & solo work 
  • Discussing different jazz vocal styles
  • Solos on prepared songs with constructive feed back from Clare given to each performance
Friday 20th September 2002

Onder Focan
Malcolm Creese

Onder Focan, the leading Turkish jazz guitarist in an 'East meets West' collaboration:- 'A TOUCH OF SPICE'.

Focan is joined by the highly acclaimed UK bassist Malcolm Creese in the wonderfully mellow "Metheny/Haden duo format".

Following their appearance at the London Guitar Festival, they will be playing this one concert in Sevenoaks in aid of St Luke's Millenium Fund. The evening will include readings of Turkish poetry and English translations that have inspired some of the music. The poetry readers will include Joy Pennells.

Sunday 29th September 2002

Med Jazz Festival

  • A big Free Festival at Rochester Castle, Kent
  • Dave O Higgins Biggish Band
  • Dennis Rollins
  • Soothsayers
  • Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • < Special guest: Julian Jackson & Tim Lapthorn Trio
Sunday 6th October 2002


The three voices of Liane Carroll, Sara Colman & Jaqueline Dankworth create a unique vocal brilliance. Each take a turn at the piano and sing their own compositions, as well as their own special arrangements of some great songs from across the whole field of modern music. A musical treat not to be missed.

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This performance is organised and supported throught the South East Music Scheme.

Sunday 20th October 2002

Barravento - Brazilian Samba

Barravento are in Europe for the ¡®Fiesta des Suds¡¯ at Marseilles in the South of France, but also in Dartford, a coup for The Mick Jagger Centre in conjuncion with Ritmundi, World Arts Promotion.

This Brazilian Band band will playsuch rhythms as Samba de Roda & Forro. You will not be able to stay seated.

The Mick Jagger Centre has a licensed bar & a great atmosphere. The auditorium provides raked seating with a good view for all, plus space for those driven to respond by dancing to the Brazilian Samba beat.

Sunday 3rd November 2002

Joe Lee Wilson
Kirk Lightsey

Joe Lee Wilson's soul vocals and Kirk Lightsey, pianist to Chet Baker & Dexter Gordon. Kirk has the rare distinction of being a jazz pianist that is sponsored by Steinway. Two original Americans over from Paris, playing with Steve Watts on bass and Dave Wickens on drums.
Sunday 24th November 2002

Jerry Donahue at The Mick Jagger Centre

  • Jerry Donahue guitar; Simon Van Downham vocals/guitar; Pete Spencer, drums;Simon Crumley, bass
  • Jerry performed his unique playing style moving from soulful economy, to blistering open string runs, to mind-boggling bends!
Monday 25th November 2002

Jerry Donahue at The Sallis Benney Theatre Brighton

  • Jerry Donahue guitar; Simon Van Downham vocals/guitar; Pete Spencer, drums;Simon Crumley, bass
Sunday 1st December 2002

Campbell Burnap's Quintet

Jazz FM's Campbell Burnap came with his trombone, his voice and his superb Mainstream Quintet: Nick Dawson-piano, Ron Drake-reeds, Richie Bryant-drums and John Rees-Jones-bass.

The second picture from the left shows Sue Rivers guest singing with Campbell Burnap. Sue is a local singer who recently had ner CD played by Campbell on his Jazz FM programme.

Saturday 7th December 2002

LD Frazier NY Gospel Afternoon Workshop
Evening Concert

 LD Frazier sings, & tells the story of Gospel Music, from spirituals of slavery to crossovers with blues & jazz

4pm - 5pm Workshop open to ALL ~  NO previous experience of Gospel or singing needed

7.30 pm Evening Concert that will include songs learnt at the workshop

Tuesday 31st December 2002


Tuesday January 6th 2009. NEON at The Brook Theatre, Chatham . 01634 338338

Sunday February 1st 2009. SAX APPEAL at The SHIP Theatre

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