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The Boaters Inn is situated in a picturesque park on the banks of the river Thames in Kingston, Surrey. Popular for its home cooked food and fine real ales, it has also become home to one of the longest running weekly jazz residencies in London.

From its humble beginnings as a duo in 1990, it has now turned into a thriving venue where some of the finest jazz musicians in the country can be seen each week. Established musicians share the stage with new, young talent, and it has become a favourite Sunday night outing for both audience and musician.

The gig began as a venture for two music students from Kingston University in 1990 – a platform to learn some jazz standards and gain some much needed experience in playing live. Since then the two founders, Simon Carter and Richard Cardwell, (both keyboard players ironically, although early Boaters visitors will recall one of them trying his hand at the saxophone!) have both gone on to become successful musicians in their own right.

Richard’s involvement with Boaters ended after about five years when he became very much in demand as a pop session musician leading him to play keyboards with Craig David, as well as being a successful song writer and producer. Simon continues to run the jazz gig at Boaters, playing there as often as possible when touring schedules with the likes of Jamiroquai, Ronny Jordan and Anastacia have permitted.

The list of musicians who have played at Boaters is endless, and ever growing, and despite a temporary glitch in 2000 when a licensing problem threatened to stop it, the gig continues to grow from strength to strength.

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