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ABOUT THE AJC

THE BEGINNING

The Ashtead Jazz Club was founded on Thursday 19th July 2012.  A great night of original tunes and distinct reworkings of classics, the night was thoroughly enjoyed by the 100 in attendance.  Led and hosted by Tom Early on drums and Tim Boniface on sax, the band took the audience on a journey from standards, through funk and latin, to dixie and blues.

 

The opening night band featured the sensational Sarah Trigg on vocals, who you can expect to see again at the club, Phil Merriman on the bass and Ben Trigg on the piano.  Combined with Tom and Tim, this is a band who have been working together for 2 years and came together for a fantastic night.

THE PRESENT

It was the success of this evening that convinced Tom Early to take on The AJC as a regular venue and, since then, some fantastic names have come along to perform.

 

The AJC has played host to Raul D'Oliveira's mesmeric version of Georgia On My Mind, Georgie Talbot and Pete Godden's tap dance during Let's Face The Music, Andy Cooper's raucous It Ain't What You Do and so, so many more brilliant moments.

 

The AJC continues to bring the best jazz talent around to Ashtead and there are so many more amazing names in the pipeline.

THE FUTURE

2018 has already seen the return of the wonderful Mr. Raul D'Oliveira to The AJC, and March sees us welcome the awesome Polly Gibbons.  Whatever style of jazz you're into, you'll always find a night for you at The Ashtead Jazz Club!  Use the form below to sign up to The AJC Mailing List to make sure you're right up to date with all the latest news!

Raul D'Oliveira
Pete Godden
Sara Spade
Raul D'Oliveira
Pete Godden
Sara Spade