2018 dates






14 January 2018 Cramphorn 12:15

Ron Drake (sax, clt), Ted Beament, Spencer Brown, Rod Brown (p,b,d)


Ron “A musician whose jazz style is as cultured and impeccable as the man himself” worked regularly with people like Alan Elsdon, Campbell Burnap, and Alex Welsh.


11 February 2018 Cramphorn 12:15

John Etheridge (gtr), Art Themen (tnr sax), Arnie Somogyi (bs), Winston Clifford (dms)


Two of the UK’s finest musicians with scarcely less distinguished bass and drums - and no piano!


18 March 2018 Cramphorn 12:15

Herwig Gradischnig (tnr sax), Steve Fishwick (tpt), Claus Raible, Giorgios Antonia, Matt Home (p,b,d)


Dedicated to reviving the music of bebop pianist Elmo Hope, this will be a fascinating concert.


21 March 2018 Conservative Club, Moulsham Street 19:30

Annual General Meeting


All welcome!


15 April 2018 Cramphorn 12:15

The Humphrey Lyttleton Band (personnel to be confirmed)


Tony Fisher (tpt), Robert Fowler (sax), Jimmy Hastings (sax, clt, flt), Ray Wordsworth (tbn), Ted Beament, John Rees Jones, Adrian McIntosh (p,b,d)


13 May 2018 Cramphorn 12:15





3 June 2018 Cramphorn 12:15





7 September 2018 evening

Charged Particles with Paul McAndless


“Bringing California to the world”

more later

9 September 2018 Cramphorn 12:15

Sara Dowling (vcl) with Gabriel Latchin, Dario de Lecie, Steve Brown (p,b,d)


“The best young jazz singer in the country, probably in Europe, and possibly in the world”


7 October 2018 Cramphorn 12:15





4 November 2018 Cramphorn 12:15

Nicola Farnon Trio with Nicola (b, voc), Piero Tucci (p, reeds), Phil Johnson (d)


“A remarkable performer on stage, a fine singer and an outstandingly swinging and propulsive bass player” - Humphrey Lyttleton


2 December 2018 Cramphorn 12:15





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NB Events with a blue background are “Extras” and part of the “re-launch”. They will be outside Membership and pricing will include discounts for Senior Citizens and for students / young people. Tickets will not be sold through the Chelmsford Theatres Box Office unless the event is at the Cramphorn - most won’t be. More about all that later!

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