Former managing director of The Spitz music venue in Spitalfields Market in East London, Jane founded the Spitz Charitable Trust in January 2014
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.
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
Jazz vocalist, violinist and songwriter Alice has been nominated for Jazz FM Vocalist of the year 2020. - she's got our vote!
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
Canadian Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK
Bassist Ben plays with anyone who's anyone on the London jazz scene and has an interest in Indian classical music.
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
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Laurence Corns brings a unique blend of swing, jazz and African music to our live sessions
Piano from London, soul from New Orleans. Dom is the UK's best-kept piano secret and always puts on a great show
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
IT specialist for the NHS, Saleah has been a long-time supporter of The Spitz and a trustee for just as long
dr. Sarah rutherford
Writer, researcher, consultant on gender in the workplace. Sarah became a trustee of The Spitz Charitable Trust in March 2016