Good Morning Jazz Fans,
It has been a week or so since I last blogged, time and computer problems are my only excuse!
Today there are a number of things to blog about, first being tonight’s Hedsor Jazz concert, with Clive Burton, the trio, (this week with Ken McCarthy on keyboard) plus Vasilis Xenopoulos with his one time tutor, Peter Cook on saxophones various. It should be a terrific event. They asked specifically to play in our small room at Hedsor (for teetotallers, that means the bar!), and I think it will be pretty full, so come early, pay your £5, sit back and enjoy the music.
The Last Time was 2009
Secondly, for me I know it only seems like yesterday, but on April 15th it will be the first anniversary of Zane Cronje’s passing. For many of us this will be a sad period of time and perhaps a time for a little recollection of the man and his talent.
As some of you have been aware, we have been wondering of late how long our residence at The Hedsor Social Club will last. A number of Hedsor Jazz representatives met with the club treasurer/secretary and another committee member last night, and they reassured us that Thursdays at Hedsor is ours for the foreseeable future. It has been suggested that our Thursday regulars might like to actually join the club (Hedsor Social Club), which will give the club the benefit of your membership fee, and us, as a jazz organisation, a little more weight in our presence at the club. To this effect, membership forms will be available on a Thursday from tonight. The fee is modest, retired members paying around £9 per year.
We will be looking into other means of trying to support Hedsor Social Club in the future, as it is very apparent, that they are in an economic hard place.
It is still my intention to add to the blog in the not too distant future, with a couple of CD reviews, but my usual computer, with all of it’s reference material and programs, sadly died of unknown causes this past week. So, my promises will have to be fulfilled at a later time.
In the meantime keep supporting live jazz. Not just for the jazz’s sake, but also for the threatened venues that have supported it in the past. The best way to do this of course, its to turn out, not necessarily your pockets, but with your presence! We can then help you with the dust in your pockets!