And soon it will be February!!
Its amazing how quickly a New Year can become a slightly used one!! As mine started off with 2 weeks of antibiotics I'm rather glad that it IS now slightly worn!
The Jazz we have experienced at Hedsor has however started the year in fine fashion, and tomorrow will be no exception. It will be our regular Clive Burton Quintet, and who knows, maybe a sitter in. Last week when I nagged you about the usual Hedsor Jazz ensemble I had no idea the we were going to have a trumpeter named Miles sitting in with our regular guys. But we did, and our drummers (Martin Hart's) son put on a fine performance. He isn't a regular jazz musician, but is well on the way to becoming one, and seeing as he was reading and improvising on tunes he had not played before was even more creditable.
In February we will have a couple of guest musicians, this time both saxophonists.
On February 13th we have American, now London based Frank Griffith (http://www.frankgriffith.co.uk/ will get you his web page). He has been once before, a very long time ago when we were in the bar. I'm sure you will want to put that Thursday date in your diary and keep the bell ringing committee (or is it a summer fate committee for you) at bay!
Vasilis with Clive Burton
Another night you may want to keep free to enable your attendance at The Hedsor Social Club is February 27th. Why, well the other saxophonist we have coming that night is Vasilis Xenopoulos.
For both of these night the entry fee will still be just £6.
Last year on the day after my birthday, but celebrating it no the less, we had both Vasilis and Nigel Price performing for us. By August this year Vasilis will have released a new CD, and my birthday falls exactly on a Thursday. So, if I should reach that one, I thought it worthy of another party, so I have persuaded Vasilis to come to Hedsor with the personnel of that new recording! This will include Nigel Price on guitar and Leon Greening on keyboard, but with the addition of Steve Fishwick on trumpet. So ensure your Mediterranean holiday is over by then, this is one night neither you nor I want to miss!! I will check with Vasilis who the other members are and let you know.
The future is bright, the future is Hedsor Jazz.