The Nell Gwynne Sessions

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Duration: 1 hours 50 minutes

Calling all food and music lovers, The Courtyard are excited to announce a brand-new series of music and dinner evenings in Hereford!

The Courtyard’s Nell Gwynne Studio will be host to a fantastic band who will entertain with a broad repertoire of jazz and blues. Dine whilst you enjoy some fantastic music at The Courtyard Hereford’s new music club!

Tickets £25 Including one-course dinner

Menu (22 July)

Sticky glazed belly pork, roast carrots, dauphinoise potatoes, stuffed cabbage (GF)


Beetroot and leek wellington, roast carrots, dauphinoise potatoes, stuffed cabbage (V)


Beetroot and leek wellington, roast carrots, fennel and garlic roast new potatoes, stuffed cabbage (Ve)


July Live Band: Rod Kelly Trio (double bass/piano and guitar)

A swinging, tasteful, foot-tapping selection from a wide variety of styles and tunes; from Fats Waller to Herbie Hancock, via Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk, plus standards from the great American songbook, (Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin etc.), latin and blues, and some originals too.

Rod Kelly  –  piano and vocals

After wide experience in London, including spells at Ronnie Scott’s, Rod led his own much-praised sextet from 1963 to 1987, and this trio since 1994. He’s toured with some of the greats of American jazz, such as Spike Robinson, Billy Butterfield, ‘Downbeat’ poll-winning singer Joe Lee Wilson, as well as top UK jazz stars like Bobbie Wellins, Dick Pearce, Tommy Whittle, Danny Moss, Alan Skidmore and many others.

Clive Morton – double bass

Clive’s been active on the British jazz scene for many years, playing with stars like Humphrey Lyttleton, Acker Bilk, Jamie Cullum, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Dave Newton and US visitors Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Tal Farlow and many more.

Roger Powell  –  drums

Just one handshake away from the legendary Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, Roger’s played with five top American jazz stars who all played with that great colossus of 20th century jazz sax, and he’s also backed many top British musicians, like Tony Coe, Digby Fairweather, Don Lusher, Bruce Turner, Joe Temperley and lots more.