Hampshire Jazz Band/Jazz Trio

The Eugene Portman Trio formed in 2004 grew from a need for a jazz band that wasn’t too high-brow, but consisted of great tunes. A style of music that would have a more general appeal than most contemporary jazz bands. Influences having been the classic jazz trios of Dudley Moore, Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander. These influences combined with a an innovative creativity and a certain feel good quality have been instrumental in making the trio highly suitable for corporate events, weddings and private parties. The music can be mellow at times and exciting when the mood calls for it.  The performing Trio is currently made up of the following members: Eugene Portman from Lingfield Surrey, Mike Porter-Ward from Faversham Kent, Roy Jackson Andover Hampshire.

Roy Jackson

Roy Jackson performing in home county of Hampshire.


Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Gosport have popular venues where the Band have played:

Southampton: Bartley Lodge Hotel, Old Lyndhurst Road Cadnam; Botleigh Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Hedge End; Chilworth Manor, Chilworth;

Southsea: Albert Bar (The), South Parade Pier, South Parade;

Portsmouth: HM Naval Base Portsmouth, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base

Basingstoke: Barton Mill, Bartons Lane;

Cross Keys Inn (The), Upper Chute, Andover, Hampshire SP11 9ER

Elvetham (The), Hartley Whitney, Hampshire RG27 8AR

Esseborne Manor, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 0ER

Haseley Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire PO30 3AN

Highfield Park, Heckfield, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0LG

HMS Collingwood, Ward Room, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 1AS

King’s Somborne Village Hall, off Romsey Road, King’s Somborne, Hampshire SO20 6PP

Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2LT

Lismoyne Hotel, 45 Church Road Fleet, Hampshire GU51 4NE

Memorial Hall (The), Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6QL

Officers Mess, Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Jetty Rd, Gosport, Hampshire PO12

Rhinefield House Hotel. Rhinefield Road. Brockenhurst. Hampshire. SO42 7QB

Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Saint Leonards, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7XG

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton., Hampshire SO14 7LP

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX

Swan (The), 2 Hutton Road, Ash Vale Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 5HA

The Tithe Barn, Old Ditcham Farm, Ditcham, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RQ

Tylney Hall, Rotherwick, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9AZ