Tuesday 20th September 2022


Just 71 minutes.


That's how long it took British pianist, composer and bandleader, Gabriel Latchin to respond with an enthusiastic "Yes!" after an email invitation was despatched to him back in the summer.


What Epsom Jazz Club didn't know at the time was that he and his family now lived in Scotland. Oh, how's that going to work, then?


It would be fine, as merely two days before the intended September date Gabriel already had plans to be in the South of England to perform at the Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend as part of jazz vibraphone player Nat Steele's Portrait Of The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ).


Phew! Turned out nicely.


The ever-growing Epsom Jazz Club audience were thrilled with the booking. The Trio performed wonderfully varied sets featuring unique versions of songs by Bossa Nova pioneer João Gilberto, a beautiful reworking of "They All Laughed" by the inimitable Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, and Latchin's own composition "Carlora" (a dedication to his parents).

American jazz bassist Christian McBride is quoted as saying "Gabriel is an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy". No-one could possibly argue with that.


He's made a name for himself as one of the UK’s finest musicians, known for his effortlessly swinging feel, deep repertoire and compelling performances, and Epsom's Tuesday night crowd lapped the three musicians up.


Pianist Gabriel Latchin was accompanied on stage by the rock-solid Jeremy Brown on double bass and long-standing collaborator Josh Morrison on drums. A truly wonderful Jazz Trio and understandably a number of the audience were keen to purchase and take home a personalised CD.



Gabriel's next album is scheduled for release in early 2023. But until then we'll just have to make do with listening to his first three albums "Introducing", "The Moon And I" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" on rotation.


Epsom Jazz Club returns with its monthly residency at The Oaks Room on Tuesday 18th October, featuring the ever-gigging and ever-swinging London Django Collective. This is sure to be a popular concert, tickets are available to purchase in advance now.

Thursday 7th July 2022


Sandwiched between weekend Festival performances to sizeable crowds in Harrogate and Swanage, Jo Harrop delighted Epsom Jazz Club's modest audience by agreeing to taking to the stage for a sublime midweek concert.


Wonderfully accompanied by local jazz guitarist Nigel Price, Dave Chamberlain on double bass, and Matt Home on drums, Jo effortlessly commanded the room with songs from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and more.


After moving to London from her home city of Durham, Jo quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz, performing everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Albert Hall. Epsom Jazz Club is still in its infancy having only been launched in 2022, and was elated to welcome Jo in the midst of her busy touring schedule.

2nd June 2022 Jubilee Night

Vasilis Xenopoulos is considered to be one of the most accomplished Greek contemporary musicians of his generation and celebrated tenor sax.

Accompanied by Nigel Price, the UK's top jazz guitarist, Mikele Montolli on double bass, with Laura Klain on drums completing this fine modern quartet.

... cracking evening had by all ...

"The quality of the musicianship was truly magnificent and the evening was I felt a huge success."

... great crowd - great atmosphere and great music ...



"Old Folks" - full performance from the night (more on our Facebook page)

... celebrated Jubilee Night with many songs composed in 1952 ...

"We are definitely interested in the next event and will certainly let our friends know about it. Keep up the good work."

See you 7th July!

Thursday 17th February 2022

Nigel Price and Giorgio Serci played to a sell out audience at the Epsom Club on 17th February 2022. The audience was wowed but not cowed after coming out from months of lockdown life.

True professionals. A privilege to see and hear.

NIGEL PRICE

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. ................... READ MORE

The Epsom Club, Church Street, Epsom

Thursday 17th February 7.30pm

Giorgio Serci is an award winner guitarist, composer, arranger and lecturer. He has recorded, performed and supported Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey, Basia, David Garrett .....READ MORE

GIORGIO SERCI