Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Jivin' Miss Daisy - 12pm
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: See website

More info here

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Concorde Club, Eastleigh
Basin Street Brawlers
Southampton [map]

More details here

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Cafe Posk
100 Years of Monk - 830
Hammersmith [map]

Part of the London Jazz Festival 2017.  A wonderful lineup of musicians playing music of one of Jazz' greatest composers.  More details here

Past Dates

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Brass Volcanoes - 8pm
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]

The last gig was did here was terrific - join us again!   More details here 

 

 

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Olivers
Three Way Stretch Album Launch - 8pm
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street,
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £8/4 in advance, £10/5 on the door

 

The EP from Three Way Stretch is now available and we'll be launching it at Olivers in Greenwich on 12th October! Here’s yours truly telling you a little more...  https://youtu.be/HlHBkQ5Y9Ms
We're very much looking forward to playing tracks from the EP plus a some new material.

Malcolm Earle-Smith - trombone/vocals
Liam Noble - piano
Dave Wickins - drums

You can listen at  https://threewaystretch.bandcamp.com/ Available as CD or download. Let us know what you think!

Tickets available in advance at £8/4 (students) from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/417541. Or on the door at £10/5. We’d love to see you!

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: free but booking essential

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners - booking advised

Once again we return to this fine Brasserie in the heart of the West End.  Great food, drink,  and music guaranteed! We here from Monday  2nd October until  Saturday 7th,  barring the Friday

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Purcell School
NYJC Summer School
London [map]

http://nationalyouthjazz.co.uk

Delighted to be teaching on this course again 6-12th August.   Concert on the afternoon of August 12th.  See website for details.

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930pm
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Royal Welsh College of Music
Original UK Jazz Summer School
Cardiff [map]

http://theoriginalukjazzsummerschool.webs.com

July 23-28th 2017

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners - booking essential

I'm there all week 10-15th June!

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Oxford Lindy Exchange
Basin Street Brawlers - 7pm
Price: See website

https://oxfordlindyhoppers.co.uk/

 

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Jean Marie Fagan Group - 9pm
Price: Free but booking essential

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

National Centre for Early Music
University of York Jazz Orchestra - 730pm
York, GB YO1 9TL
GB [map]
Price: £12/10/3

Greatly Looking forward to working with John Warren and York University students!  More info

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Nevada Street Four - 12pm
Kensington Gore
London, GB SW7 2AP
GB [map]
Price: See website

Sunday brunch time jazz in Cafe Verdi,  more details here

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Brass Volcanos - 9pm
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: See website

New Orleans sounds in the upstairs bar

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Basin Street Brawlers - 930pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners - booking essential

Also there on the 15th

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Malcolm with the Rod Hart Trio - 12.15pm
Price: Free

Swinging standards and vocals

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Olivers
New Orleans Special - 830pm
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street,
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £5/3

Malcolm teams up with old friend  Damon Brown on trumpet,  playing some groovy tunes inspired by NOLA!!   Dan Berkson,   Michael Shrimpling and Tom Wright make up our fine rhythm section.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diner - booking essential

I'm also there on the 30th!

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Jivin' Miss Daisy - 1230pm
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: See website

More info here

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Olivers
Three-Way Stretch - 830
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £6/4

Also featuring Liam Noble (piano) and Dave Wickins (Drums)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Blackheath Concert Halls
Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble - 730
London [map]
Price: Free, but ticketed

The Spirit of the Blues.  More information here

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers

Swing dance event

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 930
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

I'm also there on the 24th and 26th

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Three-Way Stretch - 8pm
Wood Green [map]
Price: £10

Featuring Malcolm Earle-Smith,  Liam Noble and Dave Wickins

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
Broadway Market, London [map]

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Bar Night Jar
Nevada Street Four - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
Eastleigh [map]

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - Lunctime

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
Warlingham [map]
Price: See webiste

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Jazz at the Rabbit Hole - 8pm
Hampstead [map]
Price: £10

MES featured with the house rhythm section at this lovely cellar bar.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 930
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free, but booking essential

I'm also there on the 22nd and 23rd! 

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Jivin' Miss Daisy - MIdday
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: See website

More info here

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Original UK Jazz Summer School

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930pm
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Cafe Verdi, Royal Albert Hall
Nevada Street Four - 1130
Kensington Gore
London, GB SW7 2AP
GB [map]
Price: Click below for more details

Click here for more details

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

The Pumphouse
Basin Street Brawlers - 1030pm
Aldeburgh
[map]
Price: see website

For more info click here

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
63-5 Broadway Market
London E8 4PH [map]
Price: See website

Fab little club in a great part of East London.  Join us!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Brawlers/Nevada St 4/Trombone Special! - See website

I'm up in the beautiful Lake District for 3 days (12-14 May)working with various bands. See website for details

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Berkampsted Jazz Club
Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
See Brawlers Website!
[map]
Price: See Brawlers website

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930-130
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

3 sets at 930,  1040 and 1230

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Malcolm Earle-Smith Trio - 8pm
2 Coburg Road
Wood Green N22 6UJ [map]
Price: £8

Featuring  Malcolm on Trombone/vocals/effects pedals,  the superb Liam Noble on piano, and the wonderful Dave Wickins on drums.  This set features a mixture  of traditional and more contemporary  influences.  Although we like to go 'out on a limb' in places  we also  aim for our music to be  accessible and foot-tapping!  Karamel  is a great venue with lovely vegetarian food and lovely local beers.  Promises to be a great evening.

 

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Olivers
Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £6/4

After  a masterclass at Trinity Laban in the afternoon,  we'll be nicely warmed up for this. Students and other sitters in welcome in the second set! 

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 930
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners

Until 10th March

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free but booking essential

The best cocktails in town

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The Golden Hinde II
Earle-Smith/Wickens Duo - 8pm
Pickfords Wharf, Clink St
London SE1 9DG [map]
Price: See website

The launch of a brand  new project at a unique riverside venue (a ship in fact!).  Jazz Nursery have been promoting a variety of improvised music over the last few years in the London Bridge Area.  Anything from Dixieland to the latest contemporary projects.  Dave and I love playing together as a duo,  and our set will involve influences spanning the whole of the history of jazz.  Vocals,  Trombone, Drums, Loop and Whammy pedals - the perfect combination!  

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Trinity Laban Night at Ronnies - 730
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: See website

Once again I'll be conducting Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble - Ellington and Strayhorn from the 40s-60s!  Featuring lots of wonderful young soloists and four fine vocalists.  Find out more here.

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Basin Street Brawlers - 930
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners

I'm there all week 8-13th Feb! 

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Princess of Wales
Guesting with Pete Chapman Trio - 2pm
22 Chalcot Road
London NW1 8LL
UK
020 7722 0354 [map]
Price: Free

Lovely pub - perfect Sunday lunch chill out!

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Nevada Street Four - 12pm (doors 1130)
Kensington Gore
London, GB SW7 2AP
GB [map]
Price: contact venue, booking essential

Jazz Brunch at Verdi Italian Kitchen

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Oriole
Nevada Street Four - 930-1
opening later this autumn!
Contact Nightjar for further details
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Contact venue, booking essential

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: contact venue, booking essential

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Mark Bassey/Malcolm Earle-Smith Quintet - 8pm
Price: £14

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Terry Waldo Master of Ragtime Piano - 3pm
Price: £10/5

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Pizza Express
Terry Waldo and the Basin Street Brawlers - 830 (doors 7pm)
10 Dean Street
London W1D 3RW
UK [map]
Price: £18

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Candlelight Club
Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
Price: See Brawlers website

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Candlelight Club
Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
Price: See Brawlers website

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Ronnie Scotts
Jivin' Miss Daisy - 12pm
Price: See website

For full details click here

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Uppingham School
National Youth Jazz Collective Summer School

Runs 9-15 August

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Original UK Jazz Summer School
Castle Grounds, Cathays Park,
Cardiff CF10 3ER [map]

Runs 27-31st July

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners - but please phone to reserve

Once again we're here for the whole week,  13-18 July

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Chris Biscoe Profiles of Mingus - 430pm
See website
[map]
Price: See website

Featuring Chris Biscoe,  Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther,  Kate Williams,  Larry Bartley, Stu Butterfield

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free to diners - but please phone to reserve

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

karamel
MIngus Moves - 830
4 Coburg Road, London
N22 6UJ
020 8829 8989 [map]
Price: TBC

Featuring Chris Biscoe and Henry Lowther.  The music of Charles Mingus

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Newington Green
Basin Street Brawlers - 12-5
The Green
N16 9BT [map]
Price: Free

Just turn up and hang out! Refreshments available.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Olivers
Malcolm Earle-Smith Quartet - 830
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £8/4

Featuring Liam Noble (piano),  Steve Watts (bass),  Matt Skelton (Drums),  performing new arrangements of early jazz standards

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Bracknell Jazz with the Simon Cook Trio - 730pm
Bracknell, GB RG12 7PA
GB
+44 1344 484123 [map]
Price: £8.50/5

Click here for more details

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners - but please phone to reserve

Here the whole week 25-30th May!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

TBC
Basin Street Brawlers
London [map]

Swing dance night see Brawlers website for details!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Basin Street Brawlers/Tribute to Teagarden - See website

My first time at Keswick Jazz Festival,  I'll be on with the Brawlers on Thursday 7th  and 8th May (8pm),  and leading a set paying tribute to Jack Teagarden on the 8th at Midday.  See website for further details.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free - but please phone to reserve

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Bocadito
Nevada Street Four - 12-3
2 Church St, Esher, Surrey
KT10 8QS
01372 468880 [map]
Price: Free to diners - but please phone to reserve

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Olivers
'Inspired by NOLA' - 830
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £8/4

Featuring Martin Speake,  Louis Thomas and Dave Wickens - and me of course!   Expect funky grooves,  collective camaraderie and Soul!   A nice way to get into the spring season!

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Hideaway
Basin Street Brawlers - 2pm
227 Streatham High Road,
London SW16 2ED
020 8835 7070 [map]
Price: £10

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Original UK Jazz Summer School Reunion Gig - 830
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643 [map]
Price: Contact Venue

Glad to be part of a wonderful night featuring tutors from this great summer school.  Musicians  include Dave Wickins,  Geoff Simkins,  Liam Noble,  Chris Batchelor,  Nia Lynn...and many more.  Come and join the party

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Princess of Wales
Malcolm Earle-Smith with Pete Chapman Trio - 2pm
22 Chalcot Road
London NW1 8LL
UK
020 7722 0354 [map]
Price: Free

Come down to this lovely pub in Primrose Hill.  Great Sunday afternoon session!

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free - but please book!

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble - 730
See Website
[map]
Price: Free - but please reserve a ticket!

Another outing with this terrific band!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Olivers
Earle-Smith/Speake/Wickins/Chaplin - 830
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £10/8

This is a special night featuring three duos and a quartet - but only four players! 

Malcolm Earle-Smith    Trombone/Vocals

Martin Speake             Saxophone

Conor Chaplin              Bass

Dave Wickins               Drums

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Brass Volcanoes - 830
111-13 Camden High St
London NW1 7JN
UK [map]
Price: Free to diners, but please book!

Funky New Orleans Sounds!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble - 1230
Chiswick High Rd
London [map]
Price: £10

Looking forward to directing this fine young band in the first of two gigs.  Featuring the music of Duke Ellington,  Thad Jones,  Bill Holman and others

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: See website, booking essential

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Martin Speake/Malcolm Earle-Smith and LUME - 830
151 Hackney Rd
E2 8JL
UK
020 7033 4642 [map]
Price: See website

Another foray in the world of freely improvised music

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Basin Street Brawlers - 930
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
GB
020 7734 4888 [map]
Price: Free to diners, but please book!

I'll be playing with the Brawlers on the 25th,  and  27-29th.  Lovely venue with great food and drink

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Guildhall Small Band - 6pm
Silk Street Barbican
London EC2Y 8DT
Tel +44 (0)20 7628 2571 [map]
Price: Free

MES Leads some talented students playing music from the 20s and 30s.  Come along to the Lecture Recital Room in the main building.

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

London Jazz Orchestra - 330pm
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643 [map]
Price: £8

http://www.londonjazzorchestra.com

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: See website booking essential!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Tony Woods/Nette Robinson Little Big Band - 830
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes
London SW13 9PY
UK [map]
Price: See website

This is a great idea for a group.  A five piece band playing a big band concept!    Features the individual style of Tony Woods on saxes and the swinging vocals of Nette Robinson and music from the library of Count Basie and others1 

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Ryan's
Martin Speake/Malcolm Earle-Smith Duo - 830
181 Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16
UK [map]
Price: £6/4

Martin and I have been having a few 'plays' over the summer - just the two of us.  Sometimes we play  standards,  but often we just play free and see what comes out!  Our set at Flimflam will be entirely freely improvised.  We'll be one of several groups that night.  Do come along!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Free to diners, but please book!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Basin Street Brawlers - 10pm
20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED [map]
Price: Free to diners

BSB will be here all week!  I'll be there from the 1-4 October

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Nevada Street Four at Cafe Verdi - 12pm
Kensington Gore
London, GB SW7 2AP
GB [map]
Price: See website

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

London TBC
Basin Street Brawlers

Friday, September 19th, 2014

London TBC
Basin Street Brawlers

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Brewdog
Basin Street Brawlers - 830
51-55 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA [map]
Price: Free

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Princess of Wales
Guest with Pete Chapman Trio - 2pm
22 Chalcot Road
London NW1 8LL
UK
020 7722 0354 [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Olivers
New Orleans Party! - 130-late!
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: Free

Part of Trinitylaban's 'Inside Out' festival,  I've put asked to spend the day playing music inspired by one of my favourite cities! Starting with a marching band which will play two  short sets in the streets of Greenwich at 130 and 6pm,  we will be taking the party down to Olivers at around 8.  Two of my favourite musicians,  Enrico Tomasso and Jean Marie Fagon will be joining myself and the students for a night of music and fun.  Anything can happen!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Duke Ellington 'Scratch' Project - 6pm
Butlers Bar
SE10 9JF [map]
Price: Free

This short concert will be the result of a day's rehearsal of some of Ellington's wonderful compositions from the 1930s.  I'm sure the guys will do a great job.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Tony Woods Jazz Orchestra - 1230

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Basin Street Brawlers

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Basin Street Brawlers

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Bryan Ferry (Cambridge)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Bryan Ferry (Ipswich)

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Bryan Ferry (Nottingham)

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Bryan Ferry (Manchester)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Bryan Ferry (Manchester)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Passing Clouds
Basin Street Brawlers - 9pm
1 Richmond Road London E8 4AA,
London E8 4AA
UK
020 7241 4889 [map]

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Style Cities: New Orleans - 2pm

The V&A have decided to devote an afternoon to exploring New Orleans culture,  and I'm delighted to have been asked to talk about the music!  For further info click on the link here

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Basin Street Brawlers
111-13 Camden High St
London NW1 7JN
UK [map]

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Nevada Street Four - 1pm (doors 12pm)
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: See website

Nevada's debut at Ronnies!  Should be a splendid session.  DO come down to this historic venue.  Why not treat yourself to some Sunday lunch?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

THE SCOLT HEAD
Peter Werth Group - 8pm
107a CULFORD ROAD
LONDON N1 4HT [map]
Price: Free

Great little pub this!  Nice swinging session with some good players.  Good beer and food

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Guildhall Vintage Jazz Night - 730
Silk Street Barbican
London EC2Y 8DT
Tel +44 (0)20 7628 2571 [map]
Price: Free ( I think!)

Colin Good and I once again have the pleasure of working with Martin Hathaway and the Guildhall Jazz Students,  presenting a night of Jazz from the 1920s and 1930s.  Big Band and small groups.  Not to be missed

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Gin and Jazz: The Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
One Hamilton Place, Park Lane,
London W1J 7QY [map]
Price: Contact Venue

If you fancy something up-scale and classy,  this is your gig.  Relaxed downstairs bar in the Intercontinental.  Fine cocktails,  hot jazz and dancing girls!  

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

THE SCOLT HEAD
Peter Werth's Jazz Crew - 9pm
107a CULFORD ROAD
LONDON N1 4HT [map]
Price: Contact Venue

A new band lead by drummer Peter Werth,  featuring Colin Oxley,  Jerome Davis and others.  Sounds like a fun night!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Primrose Hill Jazz: Nevada Street Four - 8pm
St Mary’s, Elsworthy Road
London NW3 3DJ [map]
Price: £10/8

Lovely to be invited to be part of the Primrose Hill Jazz Series.  Nice baby grand piano too!  We're looking forward to this one

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Trinity Laban Jazz - 730
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: £15-28.50

I'm very fortunate to work with students from Trinity Laban.  This year Trinity Jazz Ensemble will be playing music by the late great Thad Jones and Bob Brookmeyer.  Mark Lockheart will be directing a set of music by Gil Evans and there will be much more besides.  A great night in store.

 

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Jivin' Miss Daisy - 1pm
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: £15-18

This band doesn't get out enough,  so come and join us for this lovely lunchtime session.  Advisable to book in advance

 

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Friday, February 1st, 2013

Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Contact Venue

The Brawlers always go down a storm here.  Be sure to book in advance to be at the party!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Basin Street Brawlers - 8pm
111 Camden High St
London NW1 7JN
UK [map]

This lively Camden venue is a fun place to play.  If you like Cajun food - come on down!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Nevada Street Four - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Contact Venue

Great bar this,   with fantastic cocktails!  Hope to see you there.  This gig  features  the wonderful  Jean Marie Fagon on guitar.

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Le Quecumbar
Nevada Street Four at The Cakewalk Cafe - 8pm
42-44 Battersea High Street,
London SW11 3HX
UK
020 7787 2227 [map]
Price: £10 in advance (£13 on the door)

Needs no further description - a swinging night at a swinging venue!

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Princess of Wales
Malcolm Earle-Smith with the Pete Chapman Trio - 2-5pm
22 Chalcot Road
London NW1 8LL
UK
020 7722 0354 [map]
Price: Free

Been a while since I played with Pete's trio.  Always a pleasure and in such a great London pub!  Perfect Sunday afternoon hang. 

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Spice of Life
Basin Street Brawlers - 12 noon
37-39 Romilly Street
London, GB W1D 5AN
GB [map]
Price: £10/8

Lunchtime with the Brawlers.  A great start to the weekend!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Passing Clouds
Ewan Bleach and Friends - 930
1 Richmond Road London E8 4AA,
London E8 4AA
UK
020 7241 4889 [map]
Price: £5

I don't know what Ewan has planned but it's bound to be a swinging night for listeners and dancers alike.  Come and join us at this terrific East London venue.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Bar Night Jar
Basin Street Brawlers - 930
129 City Road,
London EC1V 1JB
UK
020 7253 4101 [map]
Price: Contact Venue

A 'Hot Fives' style group led by trumpeter Pete Horsfall.  Always a great gig and one of the City's smartest venues,  just seconds from Old St tube.  Please book in advance or you'll be queueing a long time!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Bryan Ferry (Manchester)

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Ignite - Nevada Street Four! - 12 Midday
Kensington Gore
London, GB SW7 2AP
GB [map]
Price: Free (but advisable to book for lunch)

A short but very sweet lunchtime gig at Cafe Consort in the Royal Albert Hall!  Click here for more details.

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Olivers
Monday Night with Nevada - 830pm
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £6/4

Back home again,  where this band was born - there's no where quite like Olivers.  A really mixed audience aged 18 to 80,  it's great to have 20s and 30s jazz appreciated by such a broad group of people.  Come early to get a seat and join the party

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Passing Clouds
Nevada Street Four at The Cakewalk Cafe - 9pm
1 Richmond Road London E8 4AA,
London E8 4AA
UK
020 7241 4889 [map]
Price: £4

A wonderfully quirky venue in Dalston,  you'll always have fun at Passing Clouds.  Here's a link to Nevada's showreel.  This gives you a good taste of what you'll be getting!  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Jivin' Miss Daisy - 12 Midday
47 Frith Street, Soho
London, GB W1D 4HT
GB
44 (0)20 7439 0747 [map]
Price: £15-18

A fine outfit which has been playing the London Swing Scene for over 10 years,  Jivin' Miss Daisy is great fun to watch and to listen to!   Featuring some of the best  players around,  our lunchtime gig at Ronnies is the perfect Sunday hangout ...click here for more information.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Le Quecumbar
Nevada Street Four - 8pm
42-44 Battersea High Street,
London SW11 3HX
UK
020 7787 2227 [map]
Price: £10 (in advance), £13 on the door

A quartet specialising in music rooted in hot jazz of the 1920s and 30s with the light hearted fun to match. They conjure up the foot tapping sounds of the Gatsby era.  Advisable to book online.  It's cheaper!

Entertaining with their cultivated distinctive sound, made up of four stunningly accomplished instrumentalists featuring some of the UK’s finest exponents of 20s and 30s Jazz.  The group unites Le QuecumBar’s popular Thursday night resident duo,  Richard White (reeds) and Colin Good (piano),  with Malcolm Earle-Smith (trombone), and  Martin Wheatley (guitar). Delivering a mix of New Orleans classics and Tin Pan Alley favourites along with delightful 4-part vocals of  tunes by George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael, among others.  Generating a great sense of fun into their performances the band has a reputation of enchanting audiences with their high standard of musicianship and entertaining camaraderie that has musical charm by the boat load!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Le Quecumbar
Malcolm Earle-Smith and Colin Good - 8pm
42-44 Battersea High Street,
London SW11 3HX
UK
020 7787 2227 [map]
Price: £5

Always a pleasure to play here.  Colin and I will be giving an airing to many beautiful old tunes, not played often enough - plus a few old favourites!

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

630pm
Odiham
Hampshire
UK [map]


This is a lovely event in aid of the Neurofibromatosis Association.  I'm playing  with Richard Shepherd,  Alan Barnes, Steve Waterman, Dave Newton, Luke Steele and Matt Home with  Lee Gibson  singing.  Great band,  lets hope the weather holds!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Olivers
Simon Purcell Quintet - 830
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street,
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £10

 

With Simon on piano,  are featured myself (trombone),  Geoff Simkins (alto),  Gene Calderazzo (drums) and a bass player tbc.  Will be a great night.    Come and join us.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Olivers
Malcolm Earle-Smith Sings - 830
Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street
London SE10 9JL
UK
020 8853 5970 [map]
Price: £10

 

Backed by Leo Aarons-Richardson (Tenor),   Chris Eldred (Piano),  Conor Chaplin (Bass),  and Emmanuel Adelabu (Drums), Malcolm will be singing a varied program drawing on early jazz and swing influences as well  bop and contemporary jazz.  For those of you who haven't been,  Olivers  is a terrific South East London jazz venue, hidden away in a corner of Greenwich.  This gig happens  right in the middle of the Olympics,  so we hope to have a international audience! 

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Dordogne Jazz Summer School - 21st - 28th July 2012
Chateau de Monteton
Bergerac
Fra [map]

 

A wonderful  event in delightful surroundings and with great people.    I believe there may be a few last minute places available for anyone who is  interested.    More wine please...

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Nevada Street Four - 9pm
1 Richmond Road London E8 4AA,
London E8 4AA
UK
020 7241 4889 [map]
Price: Free

 

Once again we have the pleasure of playing at this great venue in East London.  Come along and dance the night away!