MARCH 2016
Reuben James Trio
Recipient of the Rising Star Award at the 2014 British Jazz Awards, popular young pianist Reuben James returns to Watermill Jazz, after three years of touring and recording with Grammy award winning Sam Smith. He brings his trio with him to play new, original material and arrangements with groove, soul and swing. "Fast becoming Britain's best young jazz pianist... His wry showmanship owes most to Horace Silver"- Alyn Shipton, The Times.
Tickets £17/£12*

Maciek Pysz Quartet
Guitarist Maciek Pysz performs music from his second album A Journey, released late last year, as well his debut album Insight. The music is inspired by the people and places he has encountered on his travels across Europe. Maciek’s sound is warm, natural, and conversational, and his style is unhurried. The young Polish guitarist plays a mix of jazz, world music and fusion with a delicacy and passion that is reminiscent of early Pat Metheny and Ralph Towner.
Tickets £18/£13*

Geoff Eales Quartet
Pianist Geoff Eales comes to Watermill Jazz as part of a major UK tour to celebrate his new album Transience and a significant birthday! A popular visitor to the club over the years, Geoff has performed at many prestigious venues worldwide including New York’s Birdland and the Blue Note Club of Japan, and jazz festivals such as Zagreb, Belgrade, Cork and Brecon.
Tickets £18/£13*

Scott Hamilton Quartet
American sax icon Scott Hamilton makes a welcome reappearance at Watermill Jazz with his all-star UK rhythm section. Starting out with Roy Eldridge, Scott made albums with Dave McKenna, Jake Hanna, Woody Herman, Gerry Mulligan, Flip Phillips, Maxine Sullivan, Buddy Tate, Warren Vache and Rosemary Clooney. Scott’s album Dean Street Nights was voted number three in the ‘new issues’ section of the 2014 Jazz Journal critics’ poll. “A supreme master of the jazz tenor saxophone, Hamilton gets better with the years – ever more swinging and more adventurous” - Dave Gelly.
Tickets £18/£13*

Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal
This is an evening not to be missed! Expect a lively and swinging programme from Derek Nash’s all-star band, with a special piece written to celebrate our forthcoming move in May to the new venue at Betchworth Park Golf Club in Dorking.
Tickets £20/£15*