Wednesday, June 09, 2010

John Coverdale

Hello Jazz Fans,

Just a little light nagging today.

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 June (already!), we have a small change of program. Clive Burton is doing "something else", and he is being replaced with guitarist John Coverdale. Mike Wills will be Mike Wills, and as far as I know, the rest of the boys in the band also remain "unchanged".

Hedsor Jazz could do with seeing a few more happy smiling faces, or even a few more glum ones. the last few weeks has seen a fall in attendance.

Part of this is due to various people being unwell. My excuse for missing last week was all 4 grandchildren at once, fortunately not a frequent experience!

I know we have sent out a few "Get Well" cards recently. There is some positive progress to report. As you have all seen, Clive has made a remarkable recovery. Roy Hole is progressing slowly from the fitting of his pacemaker. He still has to discover how far he can walk!! And has yet to drive. He is in good spirits. We had coffee together yesterday, and he was happily reminiscing about his days playing saxophone full time whilst in the RAF in Kenya! Margaret Goodyer is progressing slowly. Len has now been able to take her out to lunch. She remains in hospital however.

So, a few returns would be welcome!

Looking further ahead to the October Marlow Jazz Festival, we can now confirm that Max Brittain will be taking one of the guitar master classes, and also playing alongside John Barnes. If you want to find out more about Max, look at his website

We have also gained a Centenary Tribute to Django Reinhardt from the band that rehearses each month in Marlow's Liston Hall, which is led by Malcome Greenhaugh. He promises some special guest with him to play a full tribute to the master guitarist of Gypsy Jazz. Django's birth was in 1910!

OK. Tell your friends, Hedsor Jazz is a great place to be on a Thursday. Hedsor Social club, 8.30 pm start, £5 entry fee.


PS I was told by a marketing consultant that they couldn't even mention my blog in print, due to it's obvious jazz connection!! Well well!