London Swing Festival 2019

In East London this bank holiday weekend, located in the stupendous (if somewhat dilapidated) Limehouse Town Hall, the mighty Swing Patrol is hosting this year’s London Swing Festival – a

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Thames Ditton Jazz Night

Fantastic packed evening at The George and Dragon, Thames Ditton with Alan Berry (keys), Paul Silver (saxes), Lester Brown (trumpet and flugel), Dave Jones (bass) and Matt Skeaping drums and

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Toulouse Lautrec

A busy week gigging, with particular note to a great night of straight-ahead jazz at the legendary French Brasserie and Jazz Club, Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington, London with Mark Aston

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Under A Coat Rack

The Walnut Tree Pub in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire is… snug, to say the least. This was the setting for a quartet hiring for a private 75th birthday party (Paul Eldridge

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Jazz at The Lodge

My first Masonic Lodge booking… To be added to the ever-growing list of interesting gig settings. The venue: a modern hotel in Winchester. The event, a Freemasons ‘Celebration of Women’

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The Bulls Head, Barnes

I grew up in the 70’s on the same road as this legendary music venue and would ride my bike to stand outside and hear the likes of Stan Tracey

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Godalming Wedding Jazz

This afternoon’s gig with the Sax Quartet (featuring the up-and-coming Royal Academy star, and regular headliner at Ronnie Scott’s the Late, Late Show: Jim Gold on alto saxophone) was a

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Wilderness Festival

Last weekend was spent in the blistering heat at the huge Oxfordshire-based Glamping extravaganza: The Wilderness Festival! A marathon day, playing old-time jazz standards for Lindy Hop dancers in the Be All

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A Marriage Made in School

Another school venue for a wedding. This School comes complete with its own chapel, and stunning surroundings. This is Parkside School in Surrey: it even has a river running through

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