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Dave Warren JazzQuartet

LogoDWJQ with Ian 2x2The DWJQ perform groovy, modern jazz from the era of the 1960s by the likes of Lou Donaldson, Miles Davis, Chico Hamilton, Big John Patten, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins plus occasional familiar tunes such as Autumn Leaves, Summertime and Georgia On My Mind.

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The current band members are (clockwise): Dave Warren, Tony Pethen, Mick Foster, Ian Fair.

Upcoming gigs

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

Three Elms

Tue 27/02/18 – The Three Elms, Chignal St James
Wed 28/03/18 – The Three Elms, Chignal St James

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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:

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.

Ian Fair (bass guitar). Ian plays regularly with the Southend Jazz Co-operative as well every year at the Notting Hill Carnaval.

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


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