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The Jazz Experience goes Blues at Monkton Barn

Live music and great food at our relaxed and intimate jazz club…

Welcome to our very own jazz club here at Monkton Barn – The Jazz Experience. Now in its 5th year, it is our pleasure to bring brilliant live acts and great food to the many jazz and live music aficionados of Buckinghamshire and beyond! Always featuring renowned musicians and vocalists, enjoy a relaxed and convivial evening of music and delicious food brought to you by Monkton’s Rustic Table.

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November 23d - The Gary Fletcher Band

Tickets On Sale Today – Hurry book your table Now! – £95pp

When we first saw The Gary Fletcher Band, we happily decided to bend the rules to allow our jazz club, The Jazz Experience, to go Blues for a night of Virtuoso Blues by these outstanding performers.

Tables available for any number from 2 to 16. Make it an early Christmas party!

Don’t miss this opportunity to revel in superbly crafted lyrics, vocals, virtuoso guitar, drums and harmonica. Gary Fletcher’s Band delivers new Blues classics; including many of his own compositions. His persistent and mesmeric banjo rhythm haunts numbers from his brilliant album, “River Keeps Flowing”

Book Now to receive a free CD or download!
Every table booked by 30th October will receive a free CD or download of Gary’s album “River Keeps Flowing”

Gary Fletcher Band

Food & Drink – our Menu brought to you by Monktons’ Rustic Table.Managing Partner and Michelin-awarded chef, James Knight and his team will deliver another super prix fixe Jazz supper including vegetarian/vegan options.


6.30pm – come early if you like, to meet your friends for drinks at our bar.

8.00 pm – take your seats

8.30 pm – dinner is served

GFB – first set

Cheese, chocolates and coffee served

GFB – second set

Close 11.00pm (or thereabouts!)

Drinks by table service will be available throughout the evening. Please scroll down for menu information!

Presenting The Gary Fletcher Band…

As founder and ever present member of The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and Dave Kelly; Gary Fletcher has appeared with and/or recorded with Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Guy Barker, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Kim Simmonds, Henry McCullough, Zoot Money, Nat Adderley, Guy Barker, the Memphis Horns, Christine Collister etc.

His music is a compelling mix of originals including Blues Band classics such as ‘Greenstuff’ and the occasional classic cover, straddling blues, Americana and folk. Live he plays guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.

The full 6-piece GFB lineup showcases the exceptional talents of Tom Leary (Lindisfarne, Joe Brown) on violin, Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) on harmonica, Andy Billups (The Hamsters) on bass, Nick Ritchie (Canto, Mud) on guitar, Sam Kelly (Tom Robinson, Circulus, The Blues Band) on drums, and Gary Fletcher (The Blues Band) – leads vocals, guitar, slide and banjo.

We hope you will join us for this special pre-Christmas Jazz Experience, to enjoy an evening of great music, food and drink at Monkton Barn! To book tickets click the button below. For more information please email

We look forward to welcoming you.

Past Performances

February 14, 2023
February 14, 2023

Some Kinda Wonderful - Valentine's Night Special

Back for their 3rd Valentine's Night Special at Monkton Barn, we once again welcomed the brilliant Some Kinda Wonderful - The Music of Stevie Wonder. They truly cannot put a foot wrong - and had even the most reluctant movers up and dancing by the end of the night!

February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022

Some Kinda Wonderful - Valentine's Night Special

My Cherie Amour could not be more appropriate for our Valentine's Night Special featuring Some Kinda Wonderful - The Music of Stevie Wonder. Returning for their 3rd performance, they really are a crowd-pleaser with everyone up dancing by the end!

14th February 2020
14th February 2020

Some Kinda Wonderful

It was a complete joy to welcome this amazing tribute show to the Jazz Experience in February 2020. Featuring an array of Stevie Wonder classics, it will come as no surprise that the audience were up singing and dancing just a few songs in!

11th October 2019
11th October 2019

Jo Harrop

Joined by the talented Simon Spillett Quartet, Jo showcased her velvet-esque vocals to much praise from our guests!

4th October 2018
4th October 2018

Karen Sharp & Tina May Quintet

Our very first Jazz Experience featured the talents of saxophonist Karen Sharp & renowned vocalist, Tina May. 

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