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Here are details of the artists that are playing at Boaters during July 2017. We also run a mailing list where you can be the one of the first to find out details of who's playing in the coming months. Please note that the music starts at around 8:00pm.

Sunday 2nd July
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Theo Travis Theo Travis

Theo is a powerful contemporary saxophonist and flautist, who has released several albums under his own name. He is also increasingly well known in the world of progressive music having toured and recorded prolifically, with artists such as Robert Fripp, Steven Wilson, Soft Machine Legacy and the psychedelic rock band Gong. In 2015 he also joined David Gilmour's band for the Rattle That Lock tour. Theo is joined by Simon Carter on piano, Andy Hamill on double bass and drummer Nic France.

Sunday 9th July
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Frank Griffith Quartet Frank Griffith Quartet

Born in the USA, Frank lived in New York between 1980 and 1996 where he worked with Ron Carter, Jack McDuff, Buddy Rich and Mel Torm'e to name but a few. A tenor saxophonist, Frank leads ensembles of varying sizes including his own big band. He is very highly regarded for his composition and arranging skills, and is also one of the major jazz educators in London. Tonight he leads his own quartet with Alex Bryson (piano), Henry Thomas (bass) and Mark Hale (drums).

Sunday 16th July
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Tommy Blaize Tommy Blaize

Tommy is without doubt one of the finest soul singers in the UK today. You will probably have heard him many times in his role as a featured singer on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. He has also provided backing vocals for the likes of Robbie Williams, Craig David and the legendary Al Jarreau. His much anticipated first album was released to fantastic reviews, and it is a real pleasure to welcome him back to Boaters. Tonight's line up is completed by Simon Carter (piano), Phil Mulford (bass) and Ian Thomas (drums).

Sunday 23rd July
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Jim Mullen Jim Mullen

It is fantastic to have Jim back at Boaters, as he has been out of action for some time. He is a sublime guitarist of international renown who made his name on the jazz funk scene of the 1970's and 80's, playing with the Average White Band and co-leading the legendary Morrissey Mullen Band. He has also played with some of the most famous names in jazz such as Jimmy Witherspoon, Mose Allison and Georgie Fame. Jim is joined by Simon Carter on piano, Laurence Cottle on bass and Ian Thomas on drums.

website: www.jimmullenjazz.co.uk

Sunday 30th July
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Fletch's Brew Fletch's Brew

Fletch's Brew is the latest creation of Mark Fletcher, one of England's most versatile and in demand drummers. Well known for his work with vocalists Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw, Mark has been a fixture at Ronnie Scott's since the late 1980's where he has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Georgie Fame and Mark Murphy. Fletch's Brew is a collaboration of some of London's finest jazz musicians, playing a selection of classic jazz funk tunes by bands such as Weather Report, along with some fine original material. Joining Mark are Paul Stacey on guitar, pianist Ross Stanley and Laurence Cottle on bass.