The Jazz Jam in Norwich


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 on Thorpe Road in Norwich.

We have three 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 bring your own instruments and 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.

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


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Lee Vasey


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 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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Matt Furness


Matt Furness is our Drummer He’s the youngest member of the house band at 19 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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