At Southampton Modern Jazz Club, we aim to provide a comfortable atmosphere for listeners and performers to enjoy improvised music of all kinds. We have been lucky to have a great range of performers from around the country and around the corner, all of whom take these performances seriously and deliver high quality and unique music. The performances are free of charge, but we do ask that you support the pub during your visit and donate to the band if you can. We thank you for coming to listen and hope you'll have an enjoyable experience at our concerts.
Eddy White was born in the English coastal town of Eastbourne in 1986, relocating to Southampton at the age of three. He is now based in London. He took up music in 1996, originally starting with the piano. However, with a developing interest in rock music of the '70s such as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, he switched to guitar a year later. At this time, Eddy was influenced by guitarists such as Jimmy Page, Slash and Steve Vai. He was very keen and enthusiastic about playing, practising some six hours a day when he was in his early teens. Eddy ended up playing in many bands around the age of 15, notably the Hampshire Youth Jazz Orchestra. It was around this time that he started to develop an interest in jazz, and nowadays his musical stylings and influences are broad and diverse. At the age of 16, he gained his Grade 8 on guitar, and received the Morley-Scott 'Musician Of The Year' award a few months later. In 2009, Eddy graduated from the University of Southampton with a BA (Hons) degree in Music.
From mid-August 2010 to early January 2011, Eddy was working primarily in the USA on board The Sapphire Princess cruise liner (Princess Cruises), which toured the US (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, French Polynesia, The Samoan Islands, Fiji, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. In late February until mid-June 2011, he worked on board the Emerald Princess touring the Caribbean and Europe. His latest cruise ship work was on board the illustrious Queen Victoria (Cunard), performing for 5 weeks with the Royal Court Theatre Orchestra (November until December 2014).
From January 2013 to September 2014, Eddy was the guitarist for the theatre tour of 'New Jersey Nights,' performing all over the UK in high-end theatres to sell-out audiences. The show was devised by acclaimed theatre producer David King.
In March 2016, Eddy toured Germany for 16 days, performing in the show 'Sinatra & Friends.'.
Mick Hanson is one of the UK’s leading exponents of jazz guitar. His unique style is a masterful fusion of his early blues roots with the honest swinging jazz of the 50’s and 60’s. Mick has worked and recorded with many of the worlds best known performers including Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Dick Morrissey, Brian Dee, Gordon Beck and Dave Newton, and recorded two critically acclaimed albums as a leader.
John William Coltrane would have been 90 years old this week (Sept. 23rd). We are celebrating with Paul Young and, amongst other works, A love supreme.
Piers Green is an in demand London based session saxophonist who performs regularly across the UK and Europe. Equally at home in any genre, he has worked with JTQ, Frazey Ford, Push, The Snitch, Clark Tracey as well as many others. He also records for Film and TV, more recently Top Coppers (BBC2) and Dancing on the Edge.
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