Friday, October 30, 2009

A quick update.

Last nights session with Stuart Henderson on trumpet and flugel horn was both well attended, and brilliantly executed. Stuarts Ukrainian accomplice “Tolie” proved to be a superb tenor saxophonist of the hard bop school, and they have obviously worked together many times. It is really difficult to believe that we do have such terrific talent floating around this area that never seems to get the recognition it derives. I can only say that those who were at The Hedsor Social Club last night will all now be looking for a return visit of this pairing.

Looking forward to next week, and we can look forward to some more fireworks, as next Thursday is November 5th.

Musical fire will be provided by our usual bunch of the unrecognised, The Clive Burton Quintet, but with the added sparkle of a lady singer, making her first debut with us at Hedsor. Sarah Glayzer has emailed me with the following info about herself:-

“Sarah Glayzer began singing whilst reading History at the University of York. She wrote and performed her own material at various venues around the town, and appeared on York TV after recording an EP with her friend and guitarist James Carmichael, founder of Take 1 records. After leaving university Sarah moved to Cornwall where for the last couple of years she has combined working as a journalist with singing in the local jazz and blues scene. Fronting the five-piece Miss Scarlet and the Candlesticks Sarah performed across the county and in several local festivals including the St Ives September Festival and Lafrowda. Earlier this month Sarah returned to her home town of High Wycombe to study singing part time at a music college in London, with the hope of making music a full-time career.

Sarah is also a pianist and a keen cellist. She has played in a number of orchestras, ensembles and quartets and has performed at a variety of professional venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Purcell Room, and the Millennium Dome. During her time in Cornwall Sarah led the cello section in the first ever Cornish musical “Turning of the Tide” staged at the Hall for Cornwall, played and sang with the St Mewan Sinfonia, and played with and composed for the Aston String Quartet.”

We look forward to another full house, and another great evening of live jazz at The Hedsor Social Club.

And all of this for only £5, yes, you read it right, we are still only charging £5 to get in for these superb jazz sessions at Hedsor. We don’t turn away more money if you wish to donate to help keep live jazz here alive, but will only demand that £5 for an evening of complete jazz (or should that be a complete evening of jazz? You decide!).

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