Southampton Jazz Club presents a superb double bill in the Loft at Southampton’s Cellar on Monday.

Nigel Price is a brilliant guitarist who regularly performs as part of the House Band at Ronnie Scott’s in London, and whose influences are rooted in the Blue Note ‘groove’ era of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and Donald Byrd.

Together with the phenomenal Matt Home on drums and the dynamic Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ, this exciting jazz trio is augmented for this concert by the brilliant young saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos, who’s been lauded as the rising star of the London jazz scene since his arrival some eight years ago from Berklee College in Boston.

u IT is one of the most popular jazz bands on the circuit. The Digby Fairweather Half Dozen will be starring in an international jazz night at The Concorde, Eastleigh on Wednesday. Their return to the club comes just a few days before The Concorde stages for the first time the prestigious British Jazz Awards ceremony. Digby, who is celebrating 35 years in the music business, and the Half Dozen have been nominated in the small group section.