FEBRUARY 16

FEBRUARY

THE LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED. IF YOU'RE ON THE MAILING LIST OR YOU FOLLOW US ON TWITTER YOU'LL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THINGS GO LIVE. 

NOT ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-BOOKABLE. IT SAYS IF THEY ARE. 

CONCESSIONS ARE FOR STUDENTS WITH VALID ID, OVER 60s & MUSICIANS' UNION MEMBERS. 

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


FRIDAY 05 FEB

JAZZFACE & STRAIGHT NO CHASER

After an extended period of hibernation, we're back with two of our favourite groups. We're lucky to have all of these performers on our doorstep, and tonight, we have a double-bill of both bands. JazzFace have their own take on the standards, and are anything but. SNC play the work of the great Thelonious Monk. Need we say more? 

Featuring: Craig Stallwood (Piano), Paul Jolly (Sax), Pete Myatt (Bass), Steve Seal (Drums) and Richard Wilsher (Piano). 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.00PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 

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SATURDAY 6 FEB

THE NIGHTHAWKS

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The Nighthawks are a groove based trio from the Midlands, featuring Cliff Brown on guitar and vocals, Matt Ratcliffe on Hammond organ and Geno Washington's drummer Geoff Hemsley (in the absence of regular Nighthawk Ian Beeston).

Their influences are wide ranging - from the cool jazz of Miles Davis, the acid-rock of Jimi Hendrix, the swinging blues of BB King and the funky grooves of the Meters. Their live performances are full of spontaneity and musical rule-breaking, which challenge the audience in the best possible way before bringing them safely back to earth!

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

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


THURSDAY 11 FEB

Lights low. Records playing. FREE entry. We welcome back promoter DARK PARTY for our Thursday bar night. Ginger John is in charge of keeping your ears happy. 


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FRIDAY 12 fEB

THE ROB MACH GROUP - FEATURING NIGEL PRICE

Born in Luton, saxophonist Rob Mach has been heavily involved in the jazz scene for the past 10 years. Joined by Nigel Price on guitar, who spent three years with UK funk legends The James Taylor Quartet and is a regular in the Ronnie Scott’s house band. 

The band are set to play a whole variety of material from straight-ahead to infectious Jazz Funk grooves, giving a nod to the likes of classic artists such as The Jazz Crusaders, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Grover Washington Jnr and Stanley Turrentine, amongst many others. 

In true Bear Club style, expect some great music and a lively start to your weekend with this powerhouse line up.  Rob Mach (Sax), Nigel Price (Guitar), Phillip Achille (Bass/Harmonica), Eric Young (Drums) and Craig Stallwood (Keys). 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£8 / £7 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 13 FEB

ANTONIO FEULA FUNK PROJECT

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Well established London based musicians join forces to create this project which aims to make people dance whilst still listening to fine solos and grooves. 

Led by Antonio Feula on guitar, February might be your last chance to catch him as he moves to NYC at the end of the month, prompting both this gig and the return of his gypsy jazz group Swingatto at the end of this month. 

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THURSDAY 18 FEB

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 19 FEB

THE UNTOUCHABLES

Champions of raw blues and swinging soul, The Untouchables base their sound on the great artists who recorded for Chess Records in the 50s. 
With a string bass, a vintage drum kit, a cranked guitar through a hot valve amp and a wailing harp, this band turns any venue into a rockin' juke joint. 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£7 / £6 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE

 


SAT 20 FEB

TIM PENN & THE SECOND LINE

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Tim Penn is the dynamic pianist with The Cadillac Kings, who proved a massive hit at The Bear Club, playing twice to sold out audiences.

He returns to The Bear Club leading his own 5 piece band “The Second Line”, one of the top New Orleans R&B outfits playing around London, playing Nightjar regularly and just recently St Harmonica's Blues Club in London. 

If you like Professor Longhair, Dr John, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Huey Smith and The Clowns, then this is one band you won’t want to miss. If you don't know the New Orleans piano greats, then in Tim's own words "This is the blues, but with a great big smile on its face”.  

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£8 / £7 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THURSDAY 25 FEB

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 26 FEB

LEON GREENING

London based hard-bop pianist Leon Greening presents his trio with Adam King (double bass) and Steve Brown (drums). Regular performers at Ronnie Scott's, tonight they'll be playing tunes by some of his biggest influences, including Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, Victor Feldman and Dudley Moore, plus some originals. 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£10 / £9 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 27 FEB

SWINGATTO

Possibly your last chance to see this incredibly fun 20s/30s Gypsy Jazz trio, as regular Bear performer Antonio Feula moves to NYC as day the day after. 

DOOR: 7PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)


SUNDAY 28 FEB

JAZZ JAM

DOOR: 1.30pm
MUSIC: 2.00pm - 5.00PM

£4 / £0 (BK)

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SUNDAY 28 FEB

DAVID MILLS

Luton-born singer David Mills set off to Chicago five years ago, where he connected with renowned US jazz pianist Beckie Menzie. He has since established himself as a popular singer on the Chicago cabaret scene.

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This will be an intimate, cabaret-style evening of entertainment featuring songs from David's latest American Songbook album ZING!, interspersed with a selection of musical theatre numbers. Accompanying him on piano is Nick Ridout, who has previously worked with Claire Martin, Tina May, Jim Mullen, Mornington Lockett and other leading jazz musicians.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 7.30PM
£5 /  £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE