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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 jazzheads and absolute beginners.

“Nice” it ain’t…

'Jazz Up!' September 2018


JazzUP! Club85 Hitchin, Saturday 29th September 2018 JazzUP returns from the summer break in fine style with local musician turned national jazz star Jon Shenoy and his brilliant quartet:With a line-up steeped in tradition, Draw By Four take the classic 60s organ quartet into brand new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism. Mixing stark ethereal voices with gritty Hammond boogaloo, organist Will Bartlett (Jim Mullen, Salena Jones) draws on a wide palette of sounds that build the foundation for an infectious mix of groove-based original compositions, enchanting ballads and unique arrangements of avant-pop songs. Released in March 2018 on Jellymould Jazz records, Framework is the 10-track debut album from Draw By Four, recorded hot on the heels of their UK tour of the same name. As well as showcasing formidable performances from the quartet members it also includes a suite of compositions written in response to paintings by three British painters: Winifred Knights, JMW Turner & Gill Holloway. “Dynamic and evocative adventures from soulful and skillful players – a refreshing and groovy band.” – Chris Cheek (Rudder) “Shenoy plays with great assurance, power and fluency.” – Ian Mann (thejazzmann.com) “Shenoy displays a melodic sensibility that bears comparision with any of the great saxophone balladeers of yore.” – Bebop Spoken Here “A total master of all his instruments over a bewildering array of idioms, Shenoy can hardly contain the force of his own inventiveness when he takes the microphone for his solo.” – Pete Long (MD, Ronnie Scott’s Big Band) Jon Shenoy (tenor), Will Bartlett (organ), Chris Draper (drums), Sam Dunn (guitar) Links: Draw-By-Four


Plus the return of Les Jazz Rats DJs spinning vinyl between the sets, and for the dance floor later.


TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER ON LINE OR FROM RETAIL OUTLETS – Ticket Prices £12, £10 with JazzUp loyalty card. (PLEASE NOTE THAT LAST SEASON’S LOYALTY CARD IS STILL VALID AND THERE IS A SURCHARGE FOR ONLINE TICKET SALES.) Points of Sale in Hitchin from Farleys, Gatefold Record Lounge, Jolly Brown, Downstairs Bar Club 85. In Letchworth from David’s Music and in Stevenage from Unikorn. Thank you to all our retail outlets for their support. 16+ with photo ID – younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult. Further JazzUP information can be obtained by emailing Robin Campbell – Music. Downstairs bar open until 1am. 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.


Recorded and provided by Sten, some JazzUP vibes on, hosting Les Jazz Rats and Deadbeats DJ sets, from Hitchin’s legendary JazzUP nights.

(JazzUP is managed by Dave Keech, Robin Campbell, Bob Mardon and the JazzUp Team)

(JazzUP Web Site sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music)