Jazz at the Rose

  • Tue 04 Apr - Tue 06 Jun
  • Free jazz events in our cafe & restaurant


Tue 4 Apr - 13.15-14:00
Jazz First Tuesday: Dave Jones

Dave Jones is a bass player and teacher living in Kingston who has performed nationally and internationally across a wide range of music with artists such as Willard White, Juan Martin, Jacqui Dankworth and Buddy Greco. For this performance of his group ‘Affinity’ he is thrilled to be bringing two jazz super stars to The Rose with John Turville on piano and Maciek Pysz on guitar to play a mixture of classic jazz and expressive original music.  'Dave’s writing is sophisticated and nuanced. Just when you think you know where he’s going, there is a change of texture or tempo, you do find yourself in an unexpected place and …. it’s beautiful!! … London Jazz News’

Dave's bass playing in recent years has included Ronnie Scott’s Soul and Jazz Orchestra, Pete Cater Big Band, Way Out West Jazz Collective and the Stefanous Tsourelis Trio. He has played alongside drummers Steve Gadd and Keith Carlock and is very active within jazz education, teaching regularly at Richmond Jazz School, International Summer Schools and Kingston University. 

John Turville is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, and has won multiple awards for his two trio albums including MOJO’s #3 Jazz Album of the Year (2012), and ‘Best Album’ in the Parliamentary Awards 2011. He also won ‘Best Instrumentalist’ in the 2010 London Jazz Awards. He co-leads the band Solstice which draws together the cream of expressive contemporary jazz in the UK.

Maciek Pysz is a world class guitar virtuoso and composer of the highest order described as “… one of the most melodic and innovative guitarists I’ve heard for many a year .. Bebop Spoken Here"

His expressive flamenco and jazz inspired playing roams from exquisite sensitivity to dramatic highs of energy and his recent recordings have received the highest acclaim.

Upcoming Jazz at the Rose events

2 May 2017

13:15 - 14:00

6 Jun 2017 13:15 - 14:00


Variety Cafe is a series of FREE lunchtime concerts supported by Kingston University. Held at the Rose Café the programme offers an exciting mixture of emerging artists and alumni of Kingston University's music department.

More Variety Cafe events announced soon.

For further information about these events contact Val Marshall