2023 CLUB NIGHTS
SHIRLEY SMART TRIO
"This was a brilliant show and a highly memorable event, with the trio getting one of the most rousing receptions that I’ve ever seen from a BMJ audience. Quite an evening."
SIMON SPILLETT PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TUBBY HAYES
"One of the most remarkable jazz performances ever seen at BMJ with a brilliant quartet playing in front of a highly supportive full house. It will live long in the memory of those that were there."
JONNY BRUCE ORGAN QUINTET
"Effusive, ebullient, energetic. This was a band doing what they do best, playing the music they love and obviously relishing every minute of it. Magnificent entertainment."
DEBS HANCOCK QUARTET - TRIBUTE TO JAZZ DIVAS
"An ambitious and worthy production that sought to both inform and entertain and largely managed to do both in front of a capacity audience."
CHRIS COBBSON AFRICAN JAZZ QUARTET
"A “jazz celebration of music from around Africa". This was an excellent live show that made many people very happy."
"Playing to a full house of enthusiastic and very knowledgeable listeners Yetii shared their own compositions and their arrangements of a fascinating selection of jazz and pop material".
HOT CLUB GALLOIS
"The energy and positivity of the audience had clearly inspired the band, who raised their individual and collective games as a result, helping to turn the evening into a genuine EVENT."
THE BMJ COLLECTIVE WITH ALEX CLARKE & DAN NEWBERRY
"A terrific performance from this young quintet, who fed off the energy of the crowd to deliver some exceptional jazz. Everyone was a winner this evening, musicians, promoters and audience."
DAVES JONES QUINTET PLAY THE MUSIC OF TUBBY HAYES
"The immediacy of Garrett’s writing, combined with the quality of the quintet’s performance saw the audience clamouring for more with several getting to their feet to applaud the band."
"It may have taken more than three years to get Claire Roberts onto the Melville Centre stage in front of a live audience but it was well worth the wait. This had been a great way to round off the 2023 Club Programme at BMJ."