For our second year in existence we have done incredibly well on the private parties front. As the summer heats up, you might want to check us out playing live to see if we fit the bill for your summer ball, wedding or corporate do. Tonight at the Archduke Wine Bar in SE1, our drummer Matt Skeaping will be playing in a piano trio, with the amazing Alex Hutton tickling them ivories.
Elsewhere, you can catch Rachael Cohen, our alto sax player every Wednesday at Rays Bar, 95 Kingsland Road in East London. Check out her page and see what she's been up to at: http://rachaelcohenmusic.com/home/
.... and keep your eyes peeled for the Ronnie Scotts listings. She's often playing with her quartet at the Late, Late show on the main stage. Which brings me to our guitarist Tom Ollendorff who can be seen hosting the Late Show after George Benson at Ronnie Scotts on the 4th of July.
Oli Hayhurst, one of London's busiest bass players can be seen at the following dates and times:
7/6/16 Kate Williams Four Plus Three Watermill Jazz, Dorking
8/6/16 Kate Williams Four Plus Three 606 Club, London
10/6/16 Kate Williams Four Plus Three Leicester Jazz House
30/6/16 Sam Crockatt Quartet The Spin, Oxford
3/7/16 Jacqui Dankworth Hungerford Literary Festival
8/7/16 Hannes Reipler Quartet Con Cellar, London
9/7/16 Pharoah Sanders Quartet Ronnie Scott's, London
2/7/16 Pharoah Sanders Quartet New Morning, Paris
14/7/16 Pharoah Sanders Quartet Lodz, Poland
15/7/16 Julian Siegel Quartet Red Lion, Birmingham
16/7/16 Tim Whitehead Quartet Marlborough Jazz Festival
Paul Stacey, one of our other go-to guitarists, is so busy touring the world with Kurt Rosenwinkel (last time I spoke he was boarding a plane to Korea), that he's a rare sight in London these days, but if you're quick you can catch him tonight at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston playing with Fletch's Brew, and again, same band, playing at Ronnie Scott's tomorrow night, 10th June 2017, with Laurence Cottle on bass, Mornington Lockett on sax and the awesome Mark Fletcher, on drums.
Here he is, a few years back now, in that legendary comedy scene from 4 Weddings And A Funeral:
The ongoing adventures of London Jazz Cocktailers