For more than 10 years Clive has been the resident drummer at The East Side Jazz Club where he has supported many of the UK’s leading musicians including Kenny Wheeler, Peter King, Tony Coe, Jean Toussaint, John Etheridge and Liane Carroll.
He started playing in Blues, Pop and Jazz-Rock bands in clubs and Universities supporting bands like Fleetwood Mac, The Nice and Free and always had a love of jazz since hearing “Straight No Chaser” in his teens.
He studied with top American drummer Clifford Jarvis ( Freddie Hubbard, Sun Ra , Pharoah Sanders ) and with Britain’s premier drum teacher, Bob Armstrong.
As well as organising and performing at The East Side Jazz Club he is founder and Director of The International French Jazz Summer School and The Cuban Music School in Havana Cuba.
“Martin Hathaway plays beautifully and has his own sound and style”—Ian Carr
“Individual and immediately identifiable” –Alyn Shipton
Martin was a key member of the Michael Garrick Quartet and Big Band featuring on their CD’s and DVD’s. His credits include small groups with Kenny Wheeler, Harry Backet, Stan Sulzman , Clark Tracey and Alan Barnes and the Big Bands of Mike Westbrook, Stan Sulzman and the London Jazz Orchestra.
He leads his own Big Band and Quartet and is Head of Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a tutor on The International Jazz Summer School.
“Geoff Gascoyne is known for his immaculate bass playing”. Dave Gelly ,The Observer
“From bop to trad to fusion, Geoff smokes on acoustic and electric bass”. Gregory Isola , Bass Player Magazine USA
Geoff Gascoyne is a prolific and highly respected bass player, composer, arranger, band leader and producer.
In his early career he played with “ Everything But The Girl” and “ US 3”. He has featured in the bands of Georgie Fame, Peter King, Michel Legrande, and Guy Barker among many others and was instrumental in the career of Jamie Cullum featuring on his first 3 albums and touring the world with him many times.
He has released more than 6 CD’s as band leader.
Mark’s guitar playing has featured in numerous TV and Radio sessions including “ Come Dancing”. He toured the US as a member of jazz-fusion band “ Down to the Bone” and has played festivals and jazz venues with Jimmy Smith, Barbara Dennerlin, Natalie Cole and Eddie Parker amongst many others.