The Chandos Arms • 31 Colindale Avenue • London • NW9 5DS

020 8200 0032

“I love coming to jazz at the Chandos.

Each time I am blown away by the performances!”


1 August


£8.50 standard admission

£5 students (in advance)

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Dominic Ashworth

Dominic was born in Canada and studied guitar at the University of Toronto. After graduating he performed at the Havana Guitar Festival Cuba, and studied under scholarship in Spain.

He settled in the UK concentrating on writing original music including music for a version of Carmen performed at the Newcastle Playhouse, and many original works for radio and TV. He co-founded the group AH UM, which was a regular performer at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals, teaches guitar at Trinity College of Music, and has toured and recorded with Carol Kidd, Michael Garrick, Julian Marc Stringle, Derek Nash and The Picante Band, and Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen (with George Melly and recently Paul Jones).

He was awarded the Jazz Guitarist of the Year at the Birmingham Jazz Awards, and his musical inspiration includes J.S. Bach, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Paco de Lucia and George Benson.

with Jeremy Shoham: sax • Phil Scragg: bass • Rick Finlay: drums

15 August


£9 standard admission

£5 students (in advance)

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Sam Braysher

“delightful and surprising” The Observer

London-based alto saxophonist Sam Braysher’s latest album Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man, sees him joined by a truly world-class rhythm section of Catalan drummer and vibraphonist Jorge Rossy, and double bassist Tom Farmer.

Previously, Sam received international critical acclaim for his debut album, Golden Earrings, a duo recording with NYC pianist Michael Kanan, with the Observer awarding it four stars and a number of jazz journalists selecting it in their ‘Best of 2017’ lists.

He takes a particular interest in interpreting lesser-known items from the American Songbook and jazz canon, and as well as leading his own trio, he has recently been heard as a sideman with musicians and bands including ECM artist John Warren’s Nonet, Elaine Delmar, Barry Green Sextet, the London Jazz Orchestra and REBOP – a collaborative international quintet that features Rossy on vibraphone.

“utterly swinging, with the restraint that comes from total self-assurance, and hip as a New York minute” Jazz Views


“Braysher constantly surprises… Whatever he plays, he thinks about carefully, making each solo an excursion of great interest, never overloading sentiment or false emotion but always staying true to the song.” Jazz Journal

with Jonathan Gee: piano • Adam King : bass • Jeremy Shoham: sax • Rick Finlay: drums



The Chandos Arms, 31 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5DS



020 8361 0265

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