World-Class Jazz fortnightly at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ. Doors open 7.30pm. Starts 8.00 pm - finishes 10.30 pm approx.


June 22nd 2022. Terry Seabrook's Milestones play Kind of Blue. Miles Davis and his sidemen made musical history when they recorded the iconic album Kind of Blue. They created a unique atmosphere of understated themes and improvisation and Kind of Blue went on to become one of the greatest and best loved jazz recordings of all time. More than sixty years on, Terry Seabrook has assembled an all-star sextet, Milestones, to revisit the album and celebrate the music of Miles Davis. The band has toured extensively at clubs and festivals around the U.K. The line-up reads like a who's who of British jazz, with the fabulous Martin Shaw taking on the Miles role. The band pays due respect to Miles' original music whilst allowing the musicians to showcase their own brilliance and improvisational skills. Martin Shaw - Trumpet; Alan Barnes - Alto sax; Andy Panayi - Tenor sax; Terry Seabrook - Piano; Spike Wells - Drums; Paul Whitten - Bass

Wednesday 13th July 8 pm. Bryan Corbett's Hi-Fly Quintet.
This outstanding quintet celebrate the year 1959 in jazz that saw the release of some of the most revered jazz albums such as Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Charles Mingus' Ah Um, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz To Come and Blowing The Blues Away by Horace Silver amongst others. As well as performing under his own name, Bryan Corbett has been performing with world renowned stars, a who's who in the jazz and commercial world. Bryan is not only a great performer of the jazz standards repertoire but an artist who pushes the boundaries writing and performing original works with his various line-ups. Saxophonist Chris Bowden works as an arranger and performer with a highly individual style. He first came to prominence with his 1996 funk/acid/Latin-jazz 'Time Capsule'. Pianist Matt Ratcliffe has performed with a wide range of jazz musicians in clubs and festivals across the U.K. Bryan Corbett - Trumpet; Chris Bowden - Alto sax; Matt Ratcliffe - Piano; Tom Hill - Bass; Carl Hemmingsley - Drums.

Wellbeing Evening on Thursday 23rd June 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at Chatten Free School, Rickstones Road CM8 3HH

Join us for an evening of therapists, treatments, a variety of stalls, information, raffle, and refreshments
Help us raise money for our pupils Multi-Sensory Garden & Outside Spaces
Contact Lisa Harper on 01376433150

Our June talk "Love Thy Neighbourhood Gulls" given by Viola Ross-Smith from the British Trust for Ornithology
will take place at St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead, CO9 2LD starting at 7.30pm on June 21st. Viola will talk about these familiar birds which are becoming common across Essex and not just at the sea. We ask for a £3 donation payable on the day. Please contact Tracey Kay for more details: Email: There's no need to book. Please check our facebook page for any updates.

Sunday 10th July. The Nayland 10K family-friendly extremely popular, multi-terrain fun run
through the beautiful Constable countryside, starting at Little Garth School, Nayland, CO6 4JR. Routes for all ages and abilities, book your place now at

Shoppers and classic vehicle enthusiasts, start your engines as Helen Rollason Cancer Charity invites vintage and retro lovers to roll back the years and dress to impress for their annual Vintage Day Out on Sunday 10th July 2022!
Celebrating all things vintage from a bygone era, Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree play host to this annual event, all to raise valuable funds for the local cancer charity. Sterling Insurance of Bishop's Stortford have kindly sponsored the event. Tickets on the day cost Adults £6, Concessions (age 65 +) £5, Children 16 and under £1. But if you pre-book your tickets online you can save £1 each! Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome.
Classic car bookings from £10 (which includes one vehicle with driver and one passenger). Tickets and Classic car bookings are available now on our website;

Two day event on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2022. Open Gardens at ALDHAM, ESSEX. (Off A1124). 11am to 5pm each day.
15 large and small gardens. Art Exhibition in Church. Mini-bus around venues. Entry £5.00 adults (children under 16 Free). Programmes available on the day at the Village Hall or first garden visited. All day refreshments in Village
Hall (including lunches). Plants and teas available at some venues. Sorry - no card payments at any venues. Post Code CO6 3RJ. Contact No. 01206 210963.


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