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NOVEMBER

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. 

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

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


THURSDAY 03 NOV

Lights low. Records playing. 

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


“Ball-bustin’ blues straight outta Bedfordshire.
Think Black Keys, think B.B. King, think big fat guitars”

- Classic Rock Magazine

 

FRIDAY 04 NOV

PAUL HEGLEY BAND

They've been away for a while, but now they're back, to test the soundproofing. 

Paul Hegley is a singer and songwriter from Bedfordshire. His blues-influenced music seems to leap from the shadows of the greats, with a gritty edge, haunting tones coupled with a poetic lyrical flair. Musically he’s at home with his Gibson guitar and vintage amps, drawing influence from hallowed greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, and Robert Johnson, right through to modern day hero’s such as Jack White, Gary Clark Jnr and The Black Keys.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

SOLD OUT - SORRY


SATURDAY 05 NOV

JENNY WREN & HER BORROWED WINGS

Fusing gutsy Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Soul and great songwriting, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings combine all of the best parts of Roots based music traditions. With airplay from Paul Jones on his BBC Radio 2 blues hour already under their belt, this exciting new trio are not to be missed. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£6 / £5 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 06 NOV

LUTON DESCARGA PROJECT #9

Live Latin jazz music, from The Brant Tilds Quintet, plus the opportunity for musicians to jam with the group.  If you don't play, it's still a great way to spend a Sunday evening. 

This is a year long monthly Sunday project for The Bear Club. Details HERE.

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


THURSDAY 10 NOV

Lights low. Records playing. 

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


“Phil Robson's music, on a first hearing, always gives me that
feeling I haven't yet heard right the way through it to the other
side. Yes, there are moments of beauty, external allure, yes
there is variety. But there is also a depth which brings one back
wanting to revisit, to hear more and more.....unmissable”

- London Jazz

FRIDAY 11 NOV

PHIL ROBSON'S ORGAN TRIO

Award winning Phil Robson (The Partisans) has joined forces with the Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley and powerful drummer Gene Calderazzo to form this brand new, all-star band. The music has all the warmth & groove expected from the organ trio tradition but introduces a new contemporary edge unique to this group, featuring Robson’s killin’ compositions. 

Phil Robson - Guitar
Ross stanley - Organ
Gene Calderazzo - Drums

CLICK HERE TO HEAR

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 12 NOV

JAZZFACE

The boys are back with their piano, bass and drums combo of fun lovin' jazz. Playing the standards and the not so standard with equal aplomb. With Craig Stallwood, Pete Myatt and Steve Seal. 

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 13 NOV

SPECIAL SUNDAY JAZZ EVENT: THE HOUSE OF FIVE

An incredible mix of classical, jazz, ambient, rocking, impressionistic music with Jayne Mason: Piano and vocals, Paul Jolly: Sop Saz, Rob Le Plar: Guitar, Steve Seal: Drums, Pete Myatt: Double Bass, plus the House of Five Backing vocalists

DOOR: 2.00PM
MUSIC: 2.30PM        
£10 / £8 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 13 NOV

HAPPY SHARK COMEDY PRESENTS...

DOOR: 7.00PM
SOLD OUT


THURSDAY 17 NOV

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 18 NOV

FOCUS ON JAZZ PRESENTS...

Tickets available via http://tkt.to/focusonjazz


SATURDAY 19 NOV

RED BUTLER

Dynamic rock 'n' blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Audiences instantly tap into the energy and passion generated by the young band from Brighton. The power and sensitivity of their music has seen them win national awards and undertake a series of tours across the country. They represented the UK at the European Blues Challenge in Italy in 2016, they won the UK Blues Challenge 2015 and have multiple nominations in this year's British Blues Awards. 

This tour coincides with the release of their second album and marks their second appearance at The Bear Club. 

DOOR 7PM
MUSIC 8.30PM
£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

SOLD OUT


THURSDAY 24 NOV

Lights low. Records playing. 

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


“Britain's finest straight-ahead trumpeter”  
Jack Massari, The Evening Standard

FRIDAY 25 NOV

DAMON BROWN KOREAN TRIO

One of the great jazz trumpeters, Damon Brown, returns to the club, this time bringing with him his Korean trio featuring Park JinKyo on double Bass and Kang Woong on Guitar.

After playing in South Korea over the past two years the trio released their first CD 'Walking On', on the Seoul based Evans Label to great acclaim. A mixture of intimate standards and their originals with influences of latin and soul proved a great hit with audiences and critics alike.

This is part of a tour to promote the UK release of their CD on 33 Records . 

 

He has a bright and gleaming tone, a superbly
poised attack and a fine rhythmic sense.'

- John Fordham, The Guardian.

 

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

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 26 NOV

JOE STILGOE // SOLO 

Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. His live shows are a mixture of virtuosic musicianship, breath-taking theatricality and witty interaction with the audience, combining on the spot improvisation and the quickest of wits. 

Joe has toured all around the world with his band and as a solo act, having appeared in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin to Kuala Lumpur, including legendary London venue Ronnie Scott’s, as well as appearing in West End hit High Society, and performing at the world-famous Olivier Awards. This Autumn he is heading off on the hotly-anticipated tour of his hit show Songs on Film, which pays tribute to iconic music from movies, as self-confessed film buff Joe adds his own innovative and stylish orchestrations to the most memorable moments in cinematic history 

He also works extensively on radio, having hosted BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, appeared on the Now Show and The Horne Section for Radio 4, and been a contributor and special guest with Alan Carr, Michael Parkinson and Chris Evans.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£14 / £13 / £10 (BK)

BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE


SUNDAY 27 NOV

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)