Sussex Jazz Trio/Jazz Band

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 have included the classic jazz trios of Dudley Moore, Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander and The Rat Pack Trio: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davies and Dean Martin. 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.

Wisborough Green
Wisborough Green



The Jazz Band play extensively in East Sussex and West Sussex at the following venues:

Forest Row: Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club Wych Cross;

Uckfield: Barnsgate Manor Vineyard Heron’s Ghyll; Buxted Park Country House Hotel, Buxted,

Bexhill On Sea: Cooden Beach Golf Club, Cooden Sea Road; De La Warr Pavilion, Marina;

Eastbourne: The Grand Hotel, King Edwards Parade; Hydro Hotel, Mount Road,

Lewes: Newick Park; Battle: Powder Mills Hotel, Powdermill Lane; Rye: The George, 98 High St;

Arundel: Amberley Castle Hotel and restaurant; Arundel Cricket Club; Avisford Park,

Midhurst: Angel Hotel; Wadhurst: Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club, Ticehurst;

Horsham: The Barn; The Barn on the Causeway;  Ghyll Manor, High Street, Rusper; Stooks Restaurant, Billingshurst Road, Broadbridge Heath;

Lower Beeding: South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road; Cisswood House Hotel, Sandygate Lane;

Brighton: The Metropole, King’s Road; The Coach House Restaurant, 59 Middle Street; Lansdowne Place Hotel, Lansdowne Place, The Old Ship Hotel; Seattle Hotel, Brighton Marina; Hove: Hangleton Manor, Hangleton Valley Drive; All Saints Church, The Drive;

East Grinstead: Chartham Park, Felcourt Road; East Court Mansion, East Court and Meridian Hall, College Lane; Felbridge Hotel; Gravetye Manor, Vowels Ln, West Hoathly; Alexander House Hotel Turners Hill,

Copthorne: Effingham Park, West Park Road; Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick;

Crawley: Greensleeves, 19 Perryfield Road; Rowfant House, Wallage Lane;

Balcombe: Highley Manor, Crawley Lane; Goring: Highdown Hotel, Littlehampton Rd,

Pulborough: Parham Park, Storrington; South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath;

Chichester: The Goodwood Hotel; Willow Barn, Abelands House, Merston; Edes House, West St,

Petworth: Upwaltham Barns, Upwaltham; Steyning: Wiston House;