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The Jazz Defenders

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When: Friday 02 December

Time: 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

Cost: £10.00 – £19.50

Location: The Event Space


The Red Hot Jazz Club presents

The Jazz Defenders


*Advance ticket sales will stop on Thursday evening. A limited number of entry-only tickets will be available to purchase on the door on Friday evening.*


The Red Hot Jazz Club are thrilled to be hosting The Jazz Defenders again after their sold out show last year. This time they will be playing tunes from their stunning new album King Phoenix as well as other firm favourites and crowd pleasers.

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.

The hard bop recordings of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey were highly regarded for a reason – catchy horn lines and incredible musicianship combined with Rudy Van Gelder’s engineering skills mean they will forever be regarded as classics of the genre. The Jazz Defenders are a group that defend the legacy of those recordings, whilst creating its own original identity and distinction. The music they produce together is a modern soul jazz slant on this classic hard bop, effortlessly channeling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of jazz.

The group’s brainchild, pianist and composer George Cooper, has at a young age already amassed a comprehensive repertoire of musical credits including Hans Zimmer, Nigel Kennedy, U2, Slum Village, MF Doom, The Brand New Heavies, The Haggis Horns, Abstract Orchestra and Lack of Afro.

Featuring some of the UK’s finest players, the line up is:

Jake McMurchie (tenor sax)

Nick Malcolm (trumpet)

Ian Matthews (drums)

Will Harris (bass)

George Cooper (piano/keyboard)


Plus, there’s the option to enjoy a delicious dinner from The Old Tannery while you watch the show. Book your tickets, tables and meals while you can; this will be a very busy night!


Friday 2nd December

Doors: 7.30pm

Start: 8pm



Entry: £10 advance (£12 on the door)

Chickpea Tagine with Couscous*: £9.50 (advance booking only)

Lamb Tagine with Couscous*: £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