Sunday, October 04, 2009

Hi Everyone,

There are a few great evenings of entertainment coming up, and I just wanted to make you sure that you all had them for your diary.

This Tuesday, 6th October.
At The Bourne End Community Centre, that lovely singer Lynn Garner will be performing alongside an equally talented (but less pretty!) bunch of players led by Zane Cronje. I know I have mentioned this event before, but I do have an amended list of the very talented!

With Lynn and Zane will be Mark Aston on reeds, Terry Parsons on drums, and Steve Riddle on bass (not Brad Lang as first thought, he is touring with Barbara Dickson). Admission is about £6, which includes a half time light supper, and also a raffle ticket. Start time is 8.30 pm. You will need to get there before then if you want to sit down!

Thursday this week (8th October) at Hedsor, we are back to our “normal” Clive Burton Quintet. Do come and support one of the areas longest running bands, admission £5 includes a raffle ticket. They are a great band and well featured on Martin Harts new CD. You will still have a chance to purchase one of Martin's new CD's (released last week), which is a really superb album of tunes all written and arranged by Martin. It's well worth your £10.

Friday 16th October, at Norden Farm, Maidenhead another of my favorite singers will be performing with the Pendulum Quartet, she being Tina May. In that supporting quintet will be Nicki Iles on piano, Andy Crowdy on bass, Mike Bradley drums, and Nathan Hawken on reeds. Tickets from Norden Farm (01628 788997) are £10, and it all kicks off at 8 pm.

Saturday 17th October at The Woodley Theatre The Martin Hart Quartet will feature vibraphone player Alan Grahame, who is on the newly released CD. Tickets are £9 and the event starts at 7.45pm. Box office 0118 9690827

Finally on Friday 6th November, Trio Fantasia will be playing the The Kenton Theater, Henley on Thames. Who? Well pianist Ken McCarthy is one of the trio, and much more info can be had by going to their web site But for those who cant, Ken and the trio will be doing a Jacques Lousier style presentation on classical themes. Its a two hour show, with “humorous tales and anecdotes of the musicians” and that's Variety Weekly's comment!

But for now...

Geoff C

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