FEB

FEBRUARY

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NOT ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-BOOKABLE. 

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

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


 

THURSDAY 02 FEB

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town. 7.00-11.30pm.


WAKE-UP WEEKEND


FRIDAY 03 FEB

2120'S

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The 2120’s are a six piece Blues Band from Buckinghamshire, consisting of a female lead singer, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards & harmonica. Playing a mixture of Blues music from Muddy Waters to Etta James, the 2120’s are renowned for their own interpretations of these great songs and their love of playing the Blues.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £9 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


“When Kitty sings, music stops to listen”
– Jazz in Europe magazine

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SATURDAY 04 FEB

KITTY LAROAR QUARTET

featuring Ed Jones

Stylish London singer Kitty LaRoar debuts her new quartet at The Bear Club, singing, scatting and free-styling at the drums. The band will be showcasing original compositions from the new album Valentine's Eve, as well as original lyrics to the music of Monk, Ellington, Strayhorn and Sonny Rollins. “A force of nature” – Michael Feinstein

Kitty LaRoar - vox/drums
Nick Shankland - piano
Ed Jones - tenor sax
Davide Mantovani - acoustic bass

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £9 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 05 fEB

BRANT TILDS' JAZZ QUINTET - 'LIVE RECORDING'

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Live Latin jazz music from The Brant Tilds Quintet, plus special guests. This recorded gig is a year in the making, with material having been developed at The Bear Club as part of the Descarga (Jam) Project in 2016. 

It's a low price ticket for some incredible music. So help us 'heat-up' February and make this live recording part of Bear Club history. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 7.30PM - 10.00pm        
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THURSDAY 09 FEB

SLOW NIGHT

Clod Magazine DJs explore acoustic jazz eras, plus exotic, quixotic and rarified sounds, played on a record player and digital device.  7.00-11.30PM / FREE.


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FRIDAY 10 fEB

MARKY DAWSON

Marky Dawson stated teaching himself piano at 14. Leaving his home town in Dorset at 18 he began learning his craft as a resident Piano player in London pubs and bars. With a repertoire from Cockney Knees-Up to Ed Sheeran via Ray Charles and Freddie Mercury, alongside his own catchy originals, Marky captivates audiences with his powerful voice. Piano chops to make Jerry Lee Lewis blush, and infectious stage presence. Come and be entertained! 

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


" Damon Brown is the UK's finest trumpeter " - The Evening Standard

SATURDAY 11 fEB

DAMON BROWN ALBUM LAUNCH

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Damon Brown is one of the UK's leading jazz musicians . Tonight with one of the finest international rhythm sections around,  the "Resonance Trio", he celebrates the launch of a new CD on 33 Records.

Damon and the guys recorded the new CD in Seoul last summer and you can expect driving swing and some Chet Baker style vocals from the trumpet front man. Original jazz at its finest. 

Paul Kirby ~ piano
Manuel Weyand ~ drums
Sean Peatland ~ double bass

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THURSDAY 16 FEB

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.

7.00-11.30PM / FREE.


FRIDAY 17 FEB

MARIUS PTAS & FRIENDS

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

Marius Ptas - guitar
Dom Pusey - tenor sax
John Williamson - bass
Ale Lombardo - drums

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 18 FEB

BARFORD/STONEMAN QUINTET

A hard bop organ band based in London and formed by drummer Joel Barford and organist/pianist Noah Stoneman. Aged 16-19, the young band's repetoire explores the classic material from 1950s-1960s hard bop jazz era, to more contemporary composers and originals from the band members. Some of you will have seen Barford play as drummer for CC Smugglers here at the club.  

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM  
£8 / £7 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THURSDAY 23 FEB

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.

7.00-11.30PM / FREE.


FRIDAY 24 FEB

THE CLIFF BROWN BAND

Previously here with his band The Nighthawks, Cliff Brown puts together a night of blues, mainly hailing from the Texas and Chicago styles, with a bit of JJ Cale and Hendrix thrown in for good measure. With Luke Palmer (Selector) on bass and Chris Hilliard on drums.  

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 25 FEB

DENMARK STREET BIG BAND
feat. BB KEAN

Musical Director and band leader Paul Burch hand picked musicians with impeccable reputations and experience, having performed with some of the biggest names in the music business and in many West End musicals. Along with cheeky and sassy vocalist BB Kean, they promise a great night out, with a packed stage of people who just love what they sing and play. 

This is the 7-piece version of the band, but still tight fit in The Bear's little den. Can we fit everyone on the stage? Come and find out. 

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 26 FEB

JAZZ JAM

What is the Jazz Jam?
The Jazz Jam is a session led by a great house band, where musicians and singers come to try out material, play old classics and sit in with other players. 

Who is it for?
It is for everyone. Half of the crowd come to play, half come to just watch. It's the sort of gig where you don't know what's coming next. 

What's the vibe?
It's a relaxed Sunday afternoon feel, very friendly and a chance to see some great music up close, often with musical combinations and improvisations that you will never see again.

If you are lucky...
....you might even see Perry's jazz dancers who stop in every now and then, clear some tables, and hit the floor.  

 

Find the Jazz Jam on Facebook HERE

DOOR: 1.30pm
MUSIC: 2.00pm - 5.30PM

£4 / £3 (BK)

NO RESERVATIONS. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 


COMING SOON...

 

CLARK TRACEY - FRI 3 MARCH

GREG COULSON - SAT 4 MARCH

GRAHAM PIKE QUARTET - SAT 11 MARCH