We hold monthly gigs in the spacious Willow suite at Venue 16, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich. The IJBC is a not-for-profit organisation run by jazz and blues enthusiasts whose sole aim is to bring the very best acts to Suffolk’s county town.read more
Eight hours of the finest blues music from six class acts, 2pm-10pm, Sunday 25th September in The Willow Suite at Venue 16, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich. The bar will be open throughout and the pizza oven will be operating between 3pm and 7pm.R&B legends AUTOMATIC SLIM headline the event after 4 decades and nearly 4000 gigs, delivering the fast and furious rhythm & blues music that made Essex famous in the early days of Dr Feelgood and Eddie & the Hot Rods.We will also enjoy the immaculate guitar playing and soulful vocals of JACK BLACKMAN from the Midlands and Norfolk’s own DOVE & BOWEEVIL. Throw into the mix some “Ganges Delta Blues” from AJAY SRIVASTAV and the rocking blues of the FIVE POINTS GANG and the ASHLEY SHERLOCK BAND and you can see that we are in for a treat.Tickets are £15 – half price (£7.50) for NHS and care staff and students. £17 on the door.
Guitarist Nigel Price, winner of a 2016 British Jazz Award, is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott's where he has appeared more than 500 times. He spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet and has performed with the BBC Big Band, Carleen Anderson and the legendary David Axelrod. His saxophone playing co-star Vasilis Xenopoulos Is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation. He’s a genuine representative of straight ahead jazz as can be heard on his album Dexterity which, as the title suggests, is a tribute to Dexter Gordon.
Support: James Goodwin and Dave Thomas
Suffolk-based pianist and musicologist Chris Ingham has put the jazz of Dudley Moore firmly back in the spotlight. Chris brings us his acclaimed musical celebration of a man who was much better known for his comedic roles on the small and big screens. Dudley was an accomplished musician and much of his very best work will feature in this heartfelt appreciation by Chris and his rhythm section of George Double (drums) and Geoff Gascoyne (bass).
Support: Tim Ainslie
We are absolutely delighted to present the legendary jazz-funk band Shakatak. This will be their first show in Ipswich for several years and will see them performing all their iconic hits and most popular album tracks.
They are best known for 1980s classics like Night Birds, Easier Said Than Done, Down On The Street, Dark Is The Night and Streetwalkin’.
Shakatak’s classic line-up of Jill Saward, Bill Sharpe, Roger Odell and George Anderson are in much-demand throughout the world and this gig will be an early Christmas present for us all to cherish for years to come.
The Willow Suite
312 Tuddenham Road
07732 022 396