TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT NOT FROM RETAIL OUTLETS – See below for more ticket information!
The monthly jazz event at Club 85, Hitchin. Bringing you jazz with attitude; from young and radical to classic with style. JazzUP brings you the best in brilliant live musicianship and uncompromising grooves. Come see the best on the scene from young superstars to seasoned pros at this atmospheric independent live music venue.
Suitable for both jazz heads and absolute beginners.
“Nice” it ain’t…
Club 85 – Hitchin
Saturday 26th January 2019
(Never Dug Disco / Soho Radio)
Randolph Matthews – Nominated Jazz fm “Best Live Jazz Performance 2018”
Inspired by his belief that the power of the human voice changes people lives and the world in incredible ways nominated Jazz fm “Best live performance 2018” Randolph Matthews is described by Jazz FM as “Flawless and world class.”
Performing and recording unaccompanied or with his band Randolph’s vocal performances spans over two decades where he has collaborated with artist from both the jazz ,blues and contemporary music scene such as Mulatu Atstake, Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experience) and openings for Richard Bona (Pat Metheny) and grammy award winner Jazz legend Herbie Hancock.He has also graced the Royal courts of Buckingham palace to perform for Queen Elizabeth II.
Randolph is one of the truly unique and incredible talents in today’s effervescent UK jazz culture. Influenced by legends such as Bobby McFerrin and Kurt Elling, Randolph’s show is an international mix of original material, re-works, and audience interactions entwined with life stories which he tells with pure emotion and humour. His new album “Untamed” was released in 2018 on BandCamp Spotify and ITunes with an album tour in November of last year.
Nominated Jazz Fm Best Live Jazz Performance 2018 – Jazz FM
”The rich enveloping musical world of Randolph Matthews“ – Jazzwise Magazine
“The people choice award 2017” – Ascona Jazz Festival
“If you get the chance to see him grab twitch both hands you will come away connected and uplifted” – Jumoke Fashola, LBC Radio
“Dazzling improvisational skills ,flawless and world class” – Chris Phillips Jazz FM
“This man’s not just original, he’s out there” – Blues and Soul magazine
“Beautifully entertaining, languorous and unashamedly expressive”- Flux music magazine
Plus special guest DJ… MATT SMOOTH (Soho Radio/ Never Dug Disco We are delighted to welcome Soho Radio legend Matt to JazzUP. DJ, drummer, drinker, cold water swimmer, freak of the industry. Matt presents the perfect JazzUp vibe, strictly fresh music on the playlist to make a night to shout about. Bring on the razzmatazz!
DJs: Les Jazz Rats and The Deadbeats Eric and Sten (Rats) and Felix and Paul (Deadbeats) spin jazz and rare grooves exclusively on vinyl. With the last live band set finishing at around 11.15, and a late bar ’til 1am, our JazzUp DJs invite you to hit the dance floor and party in earnest.
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT NOT FROM RETAIL OUTLETS – Ticket Prices £12, £10 with JazzUP loyalty card.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LAST SEASON’S LOYALTY CARD IS STILL VALID. THERE IS A SURCHARGE FOR ONLINE TICKET SALES.
Points of Sale:
- In Hitchin
Gatefold Record Lounge
Club 85 (Downstairs Bar) (See Note 1)
Thank you to all our retail outlets for their support.
Note 1: Club 85 16+ with photo ID – younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult. Downstairs bar open until 1.00am. Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.
JazzUP Loyalty Cards
JazzUP Loyalty Cards are issued free to those who would wish to attend JazzUP on a regular basis. Loyalty Cards guarantee the lowest price for entry to events from Points of Sale and on the door of Club 85. The price may vary depending on performers. JazzUP Loyalty Cards are not accepted ‘On-Line’.
JazzUP loyalty cards give further discounts on:-
- In house restaurant meals at Paprika Indian Restaurant, 27 Nightingale Road, Hitchin SG5 1QU (Does not include Refreshments) Ideal for a pre-JazzUP meal.
Please check that discounts are still valid prior to making any purchase.
JazzUP Loyalty Cards issued in the 2017-2018 season remain valid.
JazzUP Loyalty cards are not transferable.
Future JazzUP Dates:
Saturday 26th January 2019
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Saturday 25th May 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Recorded and provided by Sten, some JazzUP vibes on JazzUp Mixcloud, hosting Les Jazz Rats and Deadbeats DJ sets, from Hitchin’s legendary JazzUP nights.
More JazzUp details here:
Any further questions please contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org
JazzUP is managed by Dave Keech, Robin Campbell, Bob Mardon, and the JazzUP Team.
Website sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music.