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The Boaters Project - an album featuring classic songs performed by many of your Boaters favourites
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During October we will be celebrating our 28h anniversary with many of your Boaters favourites lined up.
Please visit the listings page for details.

Here is a list of previous gigs which will give you an idea of the artists who play at Boaters. For the current upcoming gig list, please see the current listings.

Sunday 2nd September
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Brandon Allen / Bas Van Lier Qt Brandon Allen / Bas Van Lier Qt

The London / Amsterdam Project

London based sax player Brandon Allen and Amsterdam pianist Bas van Lier pay a soulful tribute to their greatest heroes such as Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, Les McCann, Gene Ammons and Jack Mcduff. Brandon and Bas met 15 years ago, and collaborated in 2017 with a 20 date tour across the UK and Holland. They are back this year with a brand new show, which showcases the great chemistry these two musicians have together. Brandon is well known throughout the UK as a leader of his own bands and as a member of Kyle Eastwood's band. Bas has been the driving force behind many jazz and commercial bands in Holland and has played piano with legendary Dutch saxophonist Hans Dulfer for over 10 years. They are joined by UK double-bass player Arnie Somogyi and Dutch drummer Erik Kooger.

Sunday 9th September
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Rob Barron Quartet Rob Barron Quartet

Rob is a pianist who has become a mainstay of the London jazz and studio scene. He draws his influences from the hard bop tradition of jazz greats such as Wynton Kelly and Cedar Walton and has performed with Al Jarreau, Paloma Faith and The BBC Big Band to name but a few. His quartet plays new, exciting arrangements of timeless popular songs by the likes of Rodgers and Hart, along with a selection of original compositions. The line up is completed by Nat Steele on vibes, Jeremy Brown on double bass and drummer Josh Morrison.

Sunday 16th September
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Derek Nash / Noel McCalla Derek Nash / Noel McCalla

Tonight sees two of the UK's most exciting musicians join forces for an evening of soul, funk and jazz classics. Saxophonist Derek is the leader of award winning band Sax Appeal, and is also a long time member of Jools Holland's band with whom he has toured the world and made countless TV appearances. Noel McCalla is regarded as one of the UK's finest soul singers, who is known for is work with Mezzofote, Manfred Mann and the Morrissey Mullen Band. Derek and Noel have recently been collaborating on a Stevie Wonder project that has appeared at many jazz clubs throughout the UK. They are joined by Simon Carter on keyboards, Phil Mulford on bass and drummer Nic France.

Sunday 23rd September
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Torus Torus

Torus was originally formed by bassist Mick Sexton in the 1980's to celebrate the music of that period. The band reformed in 2011 for a series of very successful gigs and so it's always a pleasure to welcome them back to Boaters. Their repertoire includes timeless classics by the likes of Steps Ahead, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea. The line up tonight features saxophonist Tim Whitehead, pianist Alex Hutton, and Trevor Taylor on drums.

Sunday 30th September
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Matt Wates Quartet Matt Wates Quartet

Matt has been described as one of the most swinging alto players on either side of the Atlantic. He is steeped in the bebop tradition of Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley and is a two-time winner at the British Jazz Awards during the last 20 years. Matt is also a prolific writer, as seen on his extensive catalogue of solo albums, which features line ups ranging from a trio to a sextet. His quartet tonight features Leon Greening on piano, Dave Chamberlain on bass and drummer Matt Fishwick.

website: www.mattwates.com