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Friday Night Jazz: The Jazz Defenders

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When: Friday 05 April

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Cost: £15.00 – £24.50

Location: The Event Space


The Red Hot Jazz Club presents

The Jazz Defenders


*N.B. Online ticket sales will stop on Thursday evening. A limited number of entry only tickets will be available on the door from 7.30pm on Friday.*


Led by one of the UK’s most formidable jazz pianists, George Cooper, The Jazz Defenders are a group born from a deep love of Blue Note jazz, drawing on a wealth of inspiration to craft their own raw and vibrant compositions. Having played several shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club as well as many other prestigious venues in the UK, they continue to electrify audiences with their energy and virtuosity.

As The Jazz Defenders carry on distinctly ‘defending’ the legacy of some of the classic hard bop greats such as Horace Silver, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, they begin to evolve their modern soul jazz slant to combine solid grooves and catchy horn lines with a collaborative and comprehensive sound, fusing soul, jazz, hip hop, soundtrack and groove into a masterful union that leaves audiences mesmerised. The result is an enthrallingly unique sound that is as danceable as it is listenable.

The group’s brainchild, pianist and composer George Cooper, has lent his ample skill to a range of artists as varied as Hans Zimmer, Nigel Kennedy, U2, Omar, Slum Village, MF Doom, The Brand New Heavies, Lisa Stansfield, Wet Wet Wet, The Haggis Horns, Abstract Orchestra and Lack of Afro.


“Absolutely storming!” – Jamie Cullum

“Wonderfully put together” – Craig Charles

“Gutsy, fantastic music” – Dennis Rollins MBE

“The most exciting British jazz group out there right now” – Music Republic Magazine



George Cooper – Piano/Keyboards

Will Harris – Bass

Ian Matthews – Drums

Nick Malcolm – Trumpet

Jake McMurchie – Tenor Sax


Friday 5th April

Doors: 7.30pm

Start: 8pm



Entry: £15

Vegetable Curry with Rice*: £9.50 (advance booking only)

Chicken Curry with Rice*: £9.50 (advance booking only)

*For special dietary requirements, please contact The Old Tannery restaurant on [email protected] or 01458 440558.

Please note food options are subject to change.


For more information about this event, please contact [email protected]


18’s and over only

Please note, tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled

Event Organiser

The Red Hot Jazz Club