Hedsor Jazz News
I am touching wood, but I do believe our numbers coming to the jazz at Hedsor are slowly going UP! We now are able to let you know in advance who is coming, and we are also trying to make the venue look more appealing.
To help us become better know we are also receiving professional help in constructing not only “our” FaceBook page, but a web site of our own too. We hope this will enable the more social media aware (young?) people to find us!
Thank you to all who are helping in all of this rejuvenation, especially for the work of Martin Hart, our drummer, who is taking over the admin of the band.
The band, as you will recall, is now named “The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet”, and they will be our feature act this coming Thursday (February 1st). So this will be another opportunity for you to see and listen to Lester Brown on Trumpet.
IF you missed the Celebration Quintet’s first night, OR would like to keep a copy of the music from the night, I am putting up my recordings of it on my DropBox page.
Following the link below (which will only remain available for 1 month) and download the music files in mp3 format.
Last week was a wonderful session with clarinettist Julian Marc Stringle playing, singing and almost hosting our evening with links to the tunes and stories from the music he played. Julian came across as a charming man, and I think he also enjoyed the evening with us so I hope we can save up our pennies and have him back again to us at Hedsor before too long.
He will however be playing at one of Martin Hart’s Oakwood Centre, Woodley, concerts in May.
Julian did mention last Thursday that there were a few videos of him on YouTube. Do take a look, there are probably hundreds, not all in Hi Def, but fun to trawl through if you have the means (and time!).
One thing that wont be happening, (and please put this in your diary), is jazz at Hedsor on February 15th. The club is closed for 10 days around that date for the bar area to be refurbished. This situation is beyond our control, but we are investigating another venue for the night, so watch this space.
However before then on the 8th of Feb we do have that wonderful vibes player Alan Grahame back with us, playing alongside Mike Wills. Mike, having brought out his clarinet to play alongside Julian last week MAY bring it back again on the 8th, you never know. Then we could perhaps have some of those wonderful Benny Goodman Quartet tunes played for us again.
For your diaries we now have info on the following Hedsor Jazz nights:-
1st Feb The Quintet
8th Feb Alan Grahame vibraphone
15th Feb No Hedsor See above
22nd Feb Sue Greenway saxophone
1st March Terry Hutchins guitar
8th March Kelvin Christiane saxophone
15th March The Quintet
22nd March Our Cancer Research fundraising night. Guests to be finalised
29th March Simon Spillett saxophone
Well that is about it for now, I will leave you with some of the photos that Geoff Swaffield took last Thursday of Julian.