02. February 2019 · Comments Off on February Jazz Club line up confirmed · Categories: Uncategorised

Join us on Wednesday 27th February from 8pm for our first jazz club of 2019. Tickets cost £10 per person and booking is advisable.


  • Sam Miles – Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
  • Vij Prakash – Slide and Valve Trombones
  • Phil Steveson – Guitar
  • Sandy Suchodolski – Upright Bass
  • Joshua Blackmore – Drums

Saxophonist Sam Miles and Trombonist Vij Prakash are joined by the all-star rhythm section of Guitarist Phil Stevenson (Fofoulah), Bassist Sandy Suchodolski (Alan Barnes) and Joshua Blackmore (Bill Laurance). They will be performing original compositions with a wide range of influences, from straight ahead swing, to the angular melodies of Lennie Tristano and the harmony of British pianist John Taylor. They will also be performing some reworkings of popular jazz classics as well as a few numbers from the Great American Songbook.

Sam graduated from the Royal Academy of Music Jazz course where he studied with  musicians such as Julian Siegel, Stan Sulzmann and Gareth Lockrane. He  received the Yamaha Jazz Scholar Price 2013. Sam has played with numerous bands and players such as Trokesytra, The James Taylor Bigband, Bobby Worth, Gareth Williams and the Miles/Xenopoulos Quintet. He also has a quintet that plays his original compositions featuring such players as Mark Bassey and Matthew Herd.

Vij studied music St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and went on to Guildhall School of Music’s Jazz Masters’ Course, where after this was offered the Jazz Fellowship post. Vij has had the opportunity to play with many great musicians, including Julian Siegel, Cleo Laine, Alec Dankworth, Mike Westbrook, The Grand Union Orchestra and The London Jazz Orchestra.

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