APRIL 16

APRIL

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BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


FRIDAY 01 APRIL

DANNI NICHOLLS

Danni's back at The Bear Club as part of her tour, promoting the infectious album Mockingbird Lane, a CD that's been on repeat in the Bear-mobile for many months now. 

The reviews say it all and her previous sell-out Bear gigs just reinforce it, so catch Danni at another 'home' show before she hits the road to Nashville again. 

www.danninicholls.com

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


“Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this” - The Observer ★★★★ 

 

SATURDAY 2 APRIL

OXLEY-MEIER QUARTET

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Armed with a stage full of guitars, and as part of a 60+ UK date tour, Pete Oxley and Nick Meier return to The Bear Club (following a previous sell-out duo gig) as a quartet with Raph Mizraki on bass and Paul Caviacuti on drums. 

Pete and Nick enjoyed a No. 3 position in MOJO magazines jazz albums of 2015. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 3 APRIL

THE LUTON DESCARGA PROJECT #2

An exciting new monthly Latin jazz project for The Bear Club. More HERE

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 7.30PM - 10PM

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


THURSDAY 07 APRIL

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 08 APRIL

MARIUS PTAS

Bear regular and guitar maestro Marius brings together some of the areas best talent for a party night of jazz funk and unexpected twists. 

Marius Ptas - guitars

Dom Pusey - tenor sax

Philip Achille - double bass

Alessandro Lombardo - drums

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


SATURDAY 09 APRIL

JAZZFACE

The boys do their thing. Piano, bass, drums and a whole lotta groove. Craig Stallwood on keys, Steve Seal on drums and Pete Myatt on bass. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


THURSDAY 14 APRIL

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 15 APRIL

MANTRATA

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Mantrata are a unique, eclectic fusion band inspired by the ethnic musics of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East and Africa as well as jazz pioneers such as John Coltrane. 

Melodic themes are met with driving grooves throughout, which in turn acts as the basis for exciting and inventive improvisations. 

Paul Jolly - Saxes
Chris Doggett - Cello
Chris Stevens - Electric Guitar
Tim Powell - Bass Guitar
Mark Burr - Drums

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£5/ £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


SATURDAY 16 APRIL

MARK HARRISON

Mark Harrison's unique songs are attracting a lot of attention and he has established a growing reputation for the individuality of his music.

He takes elements of blues and folk, adding his own twist to produce something totally original. His music, with its memorable tunes and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds and ages.

 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£7 /£5 / £3 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THURSDAY 24 MARCH

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 22 APRIL

THE LAST CHANCE RAGTIME BAND

The Last Chance Ragtime Band is a group dedicated to putting jazz on the dance floor. Taking their inspiration from the New Orleans Jazz Bands of Frenchman Street, LCRB plays music especially crafted for swing dancers from greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ella, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael. We cater for Lindy Hop, Blues and Balboa dancers.

We might clear a few tables aside for this one!

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£8 / £7 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 23 APRIL

'Focus on Jazz', in association with 'Confluence', returns to the Bear Club Luton with another special evening featuring the cream of international and local vocal talent.

This time we welcome incredible Soul and Jazz singer Noel McKoy, who has recorded, performed and toured the world with many of the greatest names in music including Kool & the Gang, Gladys Knight, Womack & Womack and Stevie Wonder. 

Noel will be accompanied by the Peter Honegan Band for an out-of-your-seat night of Soul and Jazz. Completing the line-up are Luton singer Cheryl Lucas, Starpoint FM DJ Paul Goldsmith and our host The Real Reminisce – Lee Drummond.

DOOR: 7.00pm
£18.00 Full / £15 (Advance) / £13.50 (BK)

AVAILABLE HERE


SUNDAY 24 APRIL

JAZZ JAM

DOOR: 1.30pm
MUSIC: 2.00pm - 5.00PM

£4 / £3 (BK)

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David Ramirez's new album, Fables, is a jewel in the 2015 Americana crown and a must-listen for anyone who has ever waged a personal war with a capital "T" for Truth" - Folk Alley

THURSDAY 28 APRIL

DAVID RAMIREZ / UK SOLO TOUR

As part of a short UK tour, we welcome David Ramirez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. His new album, Fables, is a beautiful piece of work, and upon hearing it we went about trying to get him to stop in at The Bear. And here he is. 

David will be doing a solo show, so it's a special up-close, intimate treat. 

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DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.00pm

£7 / £6 / £0 (BK)

TO BOOK TICKETS ONLINE GO HERE

BEAR KEEPERS (MEMBERS) CAN RESERVE BY EMAIL


(A CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUSLY PROGRAMMED THUMPING TOMMYS)

FRIDAY 29 APRIL

WOLFPACK

HOWLIN' Wolf was the biggest, baddest, evilest bluesman ever to stalk the earth. There'll never be another like him... 

WOLFPACK play the music of Wolf and other blues greats with understanding and a giant slice of 21st-century Essex attitude. 

Singer, guitarist and harp player TIM AVES (Rockin' Armadillos, Automatic Slim), is joined by three-times British Blues Award-nominated guitarist JOEL FISK and ROB “Tank” BARRY (bass) and Essex shuffle king  PAUL LESTER (drums),

DOOR 7PM
MUSIC 8.30PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


“An inspirational feast of stylish contemporary jazz this remarkable trio had the audience spellbound from the onset with Marco’s original compositions interspersed with jazz standards.” - Stratford Jazz

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

MARCO MARCONI

A Saturday evening Jazz concert with tremendous pianist Marco Marconi and his trio, playing compositions from his new album Nordik (33 Records) and some standards, played the Marconi way. A real treat, not just for you, but for our lovely piano too. 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£8 / £7 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE