The Jazz Jam in Norwich

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Each and every Monday you will find a gathering of musicians who enjoy listening and playing jazz music come together for a wonderful evening of jazz. It’s held at the Fat Cat & Canary in Norwich and is very easy to find in Thorpe Road, Norwich at NR1 1TR.

We have four members in the house band, including some who are well acquainted with the music scene in East Anglia and will be familiar faces to many of you. A friendly warm welcome awaits you whether you plan to play or just listen. If the former, please give some thought in advance as to your chosen songs, and bring along four copies of the music & chord charts, or lyrics if you are a singer, so that we can help you gain the most from your evening. At present the house band uses the Sher Music New Real Book, Standards Real Book and the Grigson Chord Book for emergencies.

It’s also a good idea for musicians to bring their own instrument too, although we may be able to share ours with you – all we ask is that you respect our equipment.

So, don’t be shy, come along and see if you like what we do and if you wish please do get in touch.

Enjoy!

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Lee Vasey

Lee

Lee Vasey is our Lead Guitarist Lee is well known in the area both for his solo work and his Lee Vasey Band, which has been in existence for over 20 years and is now probably the best known and most respected band of its kind in the region. He writes, arranges and records his …

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Ian Hireson

Ian

Ian Hireson is our Bass Guitarist Ian has been playing with us since the beginning, and he’s still as keen as ever. As well as being the bass player, Ian has a great knowledge of chords and is pretty hot with the substitutes, so can play rhythm guitar if required. He also runs Happy Feet …

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Mark Jolley

Mark

Mark Jolley is our Fiddle Player Mark has been at the jazz jam since it started and is an accomplished nationally known folk player as well as being able to play bass and mandolin. He plays in several bands, including the award winning Tickled Pink, and often works with Ian in the ceilidh band Happy …

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Matt Furness

Matt

Matt Furness is our Drummer He’s the youngest member of the house band at 18 years of age, but has been drumming for over 10 years and passed his Grade 8 drum exam with a distinction when he was still 14. Matt played regularly in his School Band and School Jazz Band and is currently …

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