Forthcoming Pizza Express Jazz Club dates, incl. a Dave Green-at-80 celebration

PizzaExpress Live are letting us know about some forthcoming dates, including a birthday definitely worth celebrating… that of a cornerstone of the British jazz scene for several decades, and one of the most supportive and encouraging people ever: it will be bassist Dave Green‘s 80th on 5 March:

Dave Green. Photo credit Richard Kaby/ creative commons


PRESS RELEASE – Dave Green celebrates his 80th birthday at Soho Jazz Club, among other jazz greats in the coming months…

British jazz legend Dave Green has worked with everyone from Charlie Watts to Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins. Join him on his birthday weekend in Soho in a celebration of his career that brings together a mix of jazz stars and demonstrates why he remains one of the most in-demand bassists in the UK.

Special guests include the Scott Hamilton Quartet, the Karen Sharp Quartet, prolific saxophonist Alan Barnes, famous Avant-garde Saxophonist Evan Parker (there is an album imminent), internationally acclaimed trombonist Mark Nightingale, Norma Winstone with the Nikki Iles Quartet and Henry Lowther’s Still Waters.

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Master saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, renowned for his innovation and integrity, joins us in February with his Quartet comprised of Jason Rebello, Mark Hodgson and Stephen Keogh.

Following in the theme of saxophonists, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s ‘Hero Trio’ pay tribute to Mahanthappa’s greatest influences with an album on interpretations.

Also lined up (yet to go on sale), is American jazz saxophonist Rick Margitza, who will be joining us on stage in May.

12th – 13th February (8pm) – Jerry Bergonzi Quartet – See also interview feature by Charles Rees

24th March (6pm & 9pm) – Rudresh Mahanthappa’s ‘Hero Trio’

13th – 14th May (8pm) – Rick Margitza, featuring Bruce Barth

4th – 5th March – Dave Green at 80

4th March (7pm) – Scott Hamilton Quartet

4th March (10pm) – Karen Sharp Quartet

5th March (1pm) – Scott Hamilton & Friends, including Alan Barnes, Evan Parker and more

5th March (7pm) – Norma Winstone – Nikki Iles Quartet with Stan Sulzmann

5th March (9:30pm) – Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

VENUE: 10 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RW

PizzaExpress Live presents more than 1,300 shows each year across several venues, including the historic PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, The Pheasantry in Chelsea, PizzaExpress Live Holborn, and PizzaExpress Live Birmingham. 

Live music has always been an important part of PizzaExpress. Founder Peter Boizot was a jazz lover and constantly sought ways to integrate music into his restaurants, whether at PizzaExpress branches from the late 1960’s, at his other ventures like Pizza on the Park or at Kettner’s from the 1970’s. The flagship venue at 10 Dean Street, London has hosted internationally acclaimed music since its first ticketed shows in May 1976. All our venues have welcomed legendary names such as Amy Winehouse, Brian May, Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Tony Bennett, Chrissie Hynde, Norah Jones and many more…


LINK: Pizza Express Live / Soho

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