Click here for a taste of what we’re like!

The DW JazzQuartet

Dave Warren, John Mattock, Mick Foster, Tony Pethen

LogoThe DWJQ perform modern jazz from the era of the 1940s to 1960s by the likes of Lou Donaldson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins plus familiar tunes such as Autumn Leaves, Summertime and Georgia On My Mind, and a host of Latin tunes with both Cuban and Brazilian influence.

If you’d like to book the band for your venue or special event, or want more information please click here.

Upcoming gigs

Three Elms Pub, Chignal St James, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4TZ:

Three Elms


Tue 18/09/18 – The Three Elms, Chignal St James
Sat 22/09/18 – Bandstand, Priory Park, Southend, 3pm
Wed 17/10/18 – The Three Elms, Chignal St James
Wed 05/12/18 – The Three Elms, Chignal St James

LogoBand members

Depending on availability members of DWJQ do change from time to time so I hope you are not disappointed when your favourite does not play at the gig!


Regular members:

Dave Warren (guitar). Dave first played guitar in the 1970s in school and college rock bands covering tunes by the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana and Fleetwood Mac before jumping on the New Wave bandwagon and forming and writing songs for (with Chris Piper) a band called Charming Farming. At the same time he composed musique concrete and electronic music under the name of The Furniture Beetles which led to all sorts of musical dead ends. After a long stretch of nothingness Dave returned to music in the 1990s joining the electro-pop band Seventh Heaven on keyboards which in turn morphed into KIK. Eventually the guitar beckoned and he returned to playing it in bands such as No Alibi and The Black Hairy Spiders and the electronic pop duo Secret Secret. His partner’s interest in singing jazz got him learning jazz guitar and this resulted in playing for a couple of jazz groups, Glorious Hill and Jazmin. A chance teaching session with a ukulele player introduced him to the guitar’s smaller cousin and he formed the band D’Ukes in 2008. Time moved on and Dave now plays for Interplay, the DW JazzQuartet, D’Ukes, The Blues Experience and various other combinations of musicians in duos and trios.

Tony Pethen (alto and baritone saxes) began playing jazz at Uni in the 1960s, before the days of rock. People actually danced to their music in those days! They played standards and tunes from Kind of Blue and other (then) current albums and Charlie Parker was and is Tony’s main influence. Family life took over and he didn’t start playing again until near retirement. He has played alto sax in Interplay with Dave, and lately also baritone sax at local venues like The Oakwood pub in Eastwood and Three Elms in Chignal St James.

John Mattock (bass guitar). In his teenage years and early twenties, John played drums and occasional bass in various bands around East London and West Essex. After a long non-music career, John returned to music initially playing the ukulele but soon returning to one of his original instruments to play bass with D’Ukes. Although John has a broad interest in music across many genres, his interest in jazz developed more recently. After attending Essex Easter Jazz in 2017 he started occasional depping on bass for the Southend Jazz Co-op, as well as for the DWJQ subsequently becoming DWJQ’s permanent bass player. As well as D’Ukes and the DWJQ, John also plays bass with blues band The Blues Experience.

Mick Foster (drums). After half a life annoying friends by tapping along to music on any available surface, Mick started learning to play drums in the 1990s. As a consultant economist, Mick worked in most parts of the world (‘no country too small…’) but frequent travel made being in a band difficult. Now retired and catching up for lost time, Mick also plays in a couple of covers bands (Replicate and Toolshed), as well as regularly sitting in at the monthly Bassment Blues Jam. None of Mick’s family share his musical tastes – Miles Davis and Take That glare at each other from opposite ends of the shelf – but he is working on converting the grandchildren.


The DWJQ typically play for two hours playing tunes from the following list. If you wish to book us we would be happy to play your choices.

A Foggy Day
Afro Blue
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Blues
All The Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Bags’ Groove
Beautiful Love
Birk’s Works
Black Orchid
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Train
Blues By Five
Blues In The Closet
Bock To Bock
Chitlins Con Carne
Close Your Eyes
Cold Duck Time
Comin’ Home, Baby
Diamonds Are Forever
El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me To The Moon
Four On Six
Freddie Freeloader
Gentle Rain
Get Carter Theme
Green Dolphin Street
Groove Elation
Groove Merchant
Gypsy Queen
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Cover The Waterfront
I Hear A Rhapsody
I’m Walkin’
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Just Friends
Mack The Knife
Making Whoopee
Mambo Inn
Memphis Underground
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
My Little Suede Shoes
On A Slow Boat To China
One Note Samba
Sack O’Woe
Samba Pa Ti
Satin Doll
Schindler’s List Theme
September In The Rain
So Danco Samba
So What
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Song For My Father
Sonnymoon For Two
South Of The Border
St Thomas
Star Trek
Stella By Starlight
Tenor Madness
The Lady Is A Tramp
The More I See You
The Nearness Of You
The Preacher
The Tokyo Blues
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
This Can’t Be Love
Up Jumped Spring
Walkin’ Shoes
Watch What Happens
Weaver Of Dreams
What Is This Thing Called Love
You Stepped Out Of A Dream


Click here

Watch Dave Warren

Watch Dave Warren

Watch Dave Warren Guitar Teaching

Watch Dave Warren Ukulele Teaching

Listen To Dave Warren

listen to Dave Warren

Listen to recordings of Dave playing guitar and ukulele (not simultaneously!)

Contact Dave Warren

Contact Dave Warren

Contact Dave for any reason whatsoever! Lessons, gigs, questions... Contact Dave here!.