Jane Glitre

managing director

Former managing director of The Spitz music venue in Spitalfields Market in East London, Jane founded the Spitz Charitable Trust in January 2014

Arthur Lea


Blues and jazz pianist and singer Arthur Lea leads many of our group sessions and has written many original songs in collaboration with Bridgeside Lodge residents.

Henrik Jensen


Danish double-bassist Henrik Jensen moved to the UK to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He leads his own jazz quartet and has been a Spitz musician since 2019  ​


Alice zawadzki


Jazz vocalist, violinist and songwriter Alice has been nominated for Jazz FM Vocalist of the year 2020. - she's got our vote! 

Tanya cracknell


a.k.a the Grime Violinist. Tanya is involved both on stage, serenading residents with her violin and behind the scenes working tirelessly on funding applications 

Jay phelps


Canadian Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK

Ben hazleton


Bassist Ben plays with anyone who's anyone on the London jazz scene and has an interest in Indian classical music. 

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Mussinghi Brian Edwards 


Brian is one of the UK's top tenor saxophonists and we love welcoming him and his horn to our live sessions

Laurence Corns


Singer, songwriter and guitarist Laurence Corns brings a unique blend of swing, jazz and African music to our live sessions  

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Dom pipkin 


Piano from London, soul from New Orleans. Dom is the UK's best-kept piano secret and always puts on a great show 

sara oschlag


Vocalist Sara’s honest stage presence, expressive voice and effortless sense of swing have made her a firm favourite with musicians and the public alike

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Marcus bonfanti 


Twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter, Marcus has performed with Ten Years After, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Van Morrison and many more. 

Emilia Martensson


Swedish vocalist Emilia, one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK Jazz scene was awarded  ‘Vocalist of the Year-2016′ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. 

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Kate Millett

administrator & Musician 

Kate is an experienced music administrator and co-ordinator. Kate has worked on many successful funding applications and led summer hangout sessions at Bridgeside Lodge. 

Thom Rowlands

Charity co-ordinator & Musician

Thom assists with the day-to-day running of The Spitz and also stands in on piano and guitar during our sessions

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mette Slot Johnsen

charity co-ordinator (p/t)

Mette and Jane worked together at the Spitz venue and she now assists with developing ideas as well as administrative tasks and documenting our music sessions

Hannah lovell

photographer and film maker

Hannah often photographs our sessions and has made a number of short films about The Spitz for our website and for use in funding applications

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marvin Browne

chair of trustees

Clothing designer and Spitalfields stalwart Marvin became a trustee after meeting Jane during The Spitz's time in the East London market

Saleah Micci


IT specialist for the NHS, Saleah has been a long-time supporter of The Spitz and a trustee for just as long

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dr. Sarah rutherford


Writer, researcher, consultant on gender in the workplace. Sarah became a trustee of The Spitz Charitable Trust in March 2016