Strange Fruit is an exclusive jazz club run by muscians, located in Petersfield at Gallery No.30. Held every month, it brings you the best jazz around from experienced, established artists and up and coming stars from outside the Petersfield area.
Gallery No.30, provides an intimate setting with a bar and it's the perfect environment for a relaxed evening of high quality jazz.
Please note - we can't give refunds or swop events if you are unable to make the gig, we have musicians to pay who need to earn a living. Refunds can only be given if the gig is cancelled (i.e. COVID-19), if it is postponed your tickets will still be valid for the re-scheduled event.
FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2023
Sam Walker and Terry Pack
Anton Browne - Vocals and keys
Sam Walker - Keys and Sax
Teryy Pack - Double Bass
We all love Anton, so much so this is his fourth appearance at Strange Fruit and everytime it's a sell-out and an amazing gig.
Anton has been teaching at The BRIT School since it opened in 1991 and was Professor of Jazz Voice at Trinity College of Music (now Trinity-Laban) and was vocal coach on tour with BBC Television's ‘The Voice’ Series 1.
From his CV:
After studying Jazz & Rock at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, I was fortunate to be offered gigs with Jim Mullen (guitar) Dick Morrissey (sax) and Mike Carr (organ). A performance at Ronnie Scott’s (this time in the main club, downstairs) was something of a debut.
I continued to learn about singing, working with Kenny Wheeler’s Big Band, the Radio Two Orchestra and the Len Phillips Big Band (for 20 years) interspersed with various commercial sessions including an appearance on BBC TV's Eastenders, and on Wogan and Top of the Pops as backing singer for Paul Young. Next came a CD and tour with Jan Ponsford’s Vocal Chords (which included Norma Winstone) and an album with Duncan Lamont for Solo Records. I then went on to record my own album You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down and later, a piano and voice recording with pianist Chris Lee called Alternative Arrangements. I played keyboards and sang in my local interdenominational church every Sunday for a couple of years and witnessed the power of music in healing and prayer.
A string of appearances at Ronnie’s were to follow. Firstly singing with Pete Long’s Gillespiana and then supporting Courtney Pine with my own band, playing jazzy soul and blues grooves inspired by BB King, Marvin Gaye, Al Jarreau and their like. The Ronnie Scott’s connection continued with three sell-out performances as singer with The Len Phillips Big Band. I went on to set up a Jazz/Soul/Blues Hammond Organ Trio, playing guitar and singing.
FRIDAY 19th May 2023
Sam Walker and Terry Pack
Andrew Hooley - Tenor sax
Sam Walker - Keys
Terry Pack - Double Bass
Andrew has been a professional woodwind instrumentalist since 1989 when he joined the Royal Air Force and was awarded the Cassel prize from the Worshipful company of Musicians.
During his time in the RAF, he has held the chair of Principal Clarinet of the Central Band, and was the RAF’s Principal Saxophonist, as well as lead Alto with the famous RAF Squadronaires.
He has performed for Royalty at Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Windsor Castle, as well as 10 Downing Street and many more high profile state occasions.
As a soloist he has performed in the UK’s top venues, which include, The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgwater Hall Manchester and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in London.
Over the years he has recorded albums in some of the world’s most prestigious recording studios, the most famous being, Abbey Rd and Air Studios London.
Friday 23rd June
To be announced
Perfect setting for an evening of nibbles, drink & Jazz
Check out food and drinks tab above for menu.
To buy tickets click the 'Book Tickets' tab at the top of this page.
We have limited space so can't guarantee tickets will always be available.
30 High Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3UL
Phone: 07808 931609