Ok, back from five days away, its again back to the jazz fray, and TOMORROW night, Monday 30th April we have the second in my series on the jazz guitar, held at The Hedsor Social Club. With this series, I'm trying to demonstrate different aspects, and use, of the guitar in jazz, and tomorrow we have London Based guitarist Tim Saunders, who, with local guitarist Max Britain, will be showing us his interpretation, which is slightly more ethereal than the fusion sound we had last month from guitarist James Fenn and his team (wasn't it a wonderful start to the series?). As before, my chosen musician chooses the people he wants to play with him, and we hand the evening over to them to entertain and educate.It starts at 8.30pm, it will cost you £5 to get in, and you will be totally free to leave after that! No raffle!! The musicians get paid what you pay at the door, so the more of you that come, the more they get!!
An advance notice about the May guitar jazz evening. It will be on Monday 21st, and will feature Monty Greenhalgh and the sounds of Club Django. For more info on them see their web site http://www.clubdjango.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=ls3
Tuesday May 1st at The Bourne End Community Centre Bar, Mo is puttin on the Katya Kaplinski Five. 8.30 pm start, £4 entry, which includes a raffle ticket, and you get a supper break thrown in too.
Just to also remind you that at Hedsor on Thursday 3rd we have Sax star Pete Cook, and on Sunday 6th at Fifield we have another sax star Simon Spillett.
Concerts are popping onto the near horizon (can you have a near horizon? Yes, certainly if you are an organiser!!). Saturday 5th May for the Shirtlifter organiser Charles Benson is a near one!! The Cookham Festival's Jazz evening involves that locally based trad fun band in a concert at Cookhams Pinder Hall. 8 pm start £8 entry, cafe style seating, bar etc.
And for me, my near horizon is Friday May 11th at The Bourne End Community Centre. The (now) annual Jazz Concert to raise money for Cancer Research UK starts at 8pm, and tickets are available at £10 each from Crocks and Crystals in Bourne End, or Delizioso in Cookham. Again, this is a Cafe style Concert, bring your own food, and buy your drinks at the club bar. This year the title of the concert is "From Dixieland to Swing", and I'm sure it will get all of your feet tapping.
More on jazz later in the week, but for now