Royal Tiger Jazz Club
Last Sunday of Every Month
Feb 25th - Julia Quinn Band
Julia’s list of credits read as a who’s who of jazz including the late great Pete Jacobsen (Keyboards) and Gary Plumley and C Level. As a singer/songwriter she has collaborated with Jazz Guitarist Dave Mascall and released songs on his CD “Acid Lounge 2”. Julia's band includes: Dan Banks - piano, Tony Sandyman - Guitar and Marc Cecil - Kit, (all tutors from the “Essex East Jazz” course which she was a student of many years ago). She also has Andy staples on bass. The bands Combined CV Includes: Tim Whitehead, Derek Nash, Bobby Wellins, Don Weller, Sean Freeman, Liane Carroll, Martha Reeves and the Vandelas, Ben E King, The Detroit Emeralds, Linda Lewis and many more.
March 25th The Dave Lewis Band
Dave Lewis is an American saxophonist , resident in the UK. A consummate, passionate performer who is well respected in the ﬁelds of Jazz/Dance/Soul & Rock. Dave has toured and recorded throughout the States, Europe and Japan, and has made numerous TV, Radio and Video appearances. Since living in the UK he’s worked with John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Tommy Chase, John Mayall, Lamont Dozier and Eric Clapton amongst many others. Dave’s playing is soulful and funky with a natural afﬁnity to the Jazz/ R&B greats – such as Dexter Gordon, King Curtis & Joe Henderson. He is known for his distinctive tenor sound and individual approach. An Honours Grad from Berklee College of Music who’s a well known in demand player on the London jazz scene. Dave currently leads his band seven piece ‘1UP’ as well as playing &
recording with the Blockheads.
April 29th. Frank Mead
Originally from Sounthend-On-Sea Frank Mead Is one of the masters of the Saxophone and is quoted by many of todays leading players a major inﬂuence. His CV is to vast to list but includes: Michael McDonald, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Go West, Phil Collins, Dave Gilmore, Albert King, Mick Fleetwood, BB King, Beverley Craven, Mark Knopﬂer, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Squeeze, Paul Young, Big Town Playboys, Gary Moore, Bill Wyman, Andy Fairweather Low, and Procol Harum. Franks main inﬂuence draw from both Funk and R&B resulting on one of the funkiest players on the scene with huge energy and a great ear for melody.
May 27th Dan Banks Quartet
"Without mimicry, Banks reimagines the indomitable spirit of such masters as Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons, Horace Silver and their peers.”-Jack Bowers (All About Jazz) "[in] his debut as leader, he shows mastery of the hardbop idiom as composer, soloist and bandleader. -Mark Gilbert (Jazz Journal)
Dan is house pianist at The Bassment Club were he has performed with British Jazz luminaries including: Laurence Cottle, Ian Thomas, Mark Nightingale, Paul Higgs, Nigel Price, Yazz Ahmed, Gareth Lockrane, Mark Armstrong, Jim Mullen, Roberto Manzin, Vasilis Xenopoulos, John Etheridge, and many more. He is heavily involved in education and is currently a part-time lecturer at the London College of Music and has recently started a PhD examining interaction and interplay in the trio performances of Chick Corea. In February 2017 Dan released his debut album, Two In a Box, inspired by the classic Blue Note sound of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, and many others. It consists of seven original compositions from Dan and has received highly positive reviews in numerous publications.