Will Bartlett Trio

Friday 7th July 2023

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show:  8:00pm-9:30pm  – Single Set 75 min 

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

Former Hampstead resident (and founder of HJC in 2014) Will Bartlett is back from Germany for a tour with his new Trio featuring London Drummer Pat Davey and German Bassist Tabea Kind. They play Will’s compositions including some from his latest album of Philip Larkin jazz songs, recorded in 2022 with Norma Winstone, as well as some standards with one or two special guests.

The Will Bartlett Trio is one of the most exciting new bands in Germany.

Since winning the ‘BBC Big Band Most Promising Musician in 2001‘, Will has studied in London with John Taylor and in New York with Mike Ledonne,and has worked with virtually every great British Jazz musician, including Jim Mullen, Nigel Price, John Dankworth, Kenny Wheeler, Toni Kofi, Steve Williamson, Peter King, Stan Sulzmann and Jamie Cullum.

He has just released an album of his own settings of poems by Philip Larkin, recorded by the incomparable Norma Winstone.

Based in Freiburg, this new trio combines Will’s huge international experience with two exciting young German musicians. The band plays originals and standards, both modern and old. This creative line-up find unique harmonies and a deep interplay full of spontaneity and risk-taking. Most importantly they play with the deep swing of the American jazz
tradition which ensures every performance is full of energy, excitement and The Blues.

|”Albums such as The Soundless Dark do not come along every day”  5stars – Marlbank

Soulful in a quiet and understated way, with beautifully crafted arrangements and a real empathy”Kit Downes

Lots of groovin going on…promised much and delivered more” – Bebop Spoken Here

Ingenious!” –  Norma Winstone


Lead – Will Bartlett
Piano – Will Bartlett
Drums – Pat Davey
Bass – Tabea Kind

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here 

Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.


Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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