Friday, March 09, 2012


I think we were all sorry to learn that Paul Eshelby was indisposed and therefore unable to come to Hedsor Jazz last night, and we wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to a future appearance.

However, at incredibly short notice (about 2 hours!) singer Harriet Coleman stepped in to take her place on the front line alongside Clive and his trombone. She then gave a thoroughly polished performance and a very entertaining evening was had by all. I think we must all thank her for turning out and helping to make the evening so entertaining.

We did have a couple of new faces in the audience, which is always gratifying. At the end of the evening I asked if they had enjoyed the it and they said yes, and that they would come again. One of them said it was just like being at Ronnie Scott’s, and it was “just her kind of music”. Proof, if ever it was needed, of the quality we put on at Hedsor.

We were a bit thin on the ground last night, and we have been a couple of times this last month. One of our regulars, who was absent a couple of weeks ago, got is dad to write us an erudite sick note which I have included in this message. He has set us a good example, but we should point out that attendance is purely voluntary, and at the moment, not a mandatory requirement of the government!

Next week, the full Monty! Well, at least the full Clive Burton Quintet. Tell your friends, come yourself!

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