Hedsor Jazz for Maundy Thursday!
Yes, this Thursday, March 29th, is this years Maundy Thursday, the day before Easter’s Good Friday.
And at Hedsor this week we have world renowned saxophonist, author and expert on the life of Tubby Hayes, Simon Spillett. He will be accompanied by Lester Brown (car permitting) on trumpet, Ken McCarthy on keyboard, John Monney on bass and of course Martin Hart on drums. At least, that’s who I think is coming, but we may also have Mike Wills back on reeds after his investigation into local hospital practice!
Simon might now be pretty well known, but our entry fee (unlike Ronnie Scott’s) is still just £7, and we offer free car parking and the drinks are at club (not jazz club!) prices. Do come along and relax before the bank holiday.
Looking back on last week can I thank you all for turning out and a BIG THANK YOU for all who helped with the arrangements, especially those who supplied the feast we had at half time. So far the money raised from the evening for Cancer Research
amounts to £310. This isn’t yet the final figure,
as more donations are still coming in. UK
But thank you to those of you who came just for the evening. Well it wasn’t really any hardship was it? £310 raised for Cancer Research and you didn’t have to run round a field, or swim the
Thames. You just had to come and enjoy some excellent jazz and eat some wonderful
Our star guest Sarah Moule was superb. I could say a lot more, but visit her website to see what others say about her.
Our extra, kind of unexpected and late booked, star guests of Duncan Lamont jnr on saxophone and flute (who replaced Mike Wills) and Stuart Henderson on trumpet and flugel horn (who replaced the car-less Lester Brown) made a wonderful sound, both backing Sarah and soloing in there own star right. What a privileged to have such superb music and such superb musicians at Hedsor Jazz.
It was also nice to see two students from
with us last week as well. They made a tremendous effort to be with us
for this special night, travelling by train (including missing one that just
didn’t bother to run, the connection from Maidenhead to Bourne End, which is
why they were late). They are both very talented music students, but are also
helping us get the message of Hedsor Jazz across to a wider and younger
audience. If you see then at Hedsor again (as I think we will) do say “Hello”
and make them welcome. Brunel University
Our first gig of April will be saxophonist Frank Griffith, who until recently was also a music tutor at
. For those of you who don’t know where that is, it’s in Uxbridge.
Franks date is April 5th Brunel University
Below I am going to put up Geoff Swaffield’s photos of last Thursday, but before I end the text part of today’s blog don’t overlook that on Tuesday 3rd April Marlow Jazz are having a visit from Nat Steel’s “Portrait of The Modern Jazz Quartet”.
NOW Geoff Swaffield's Photos from Last Weeks Concert
No Photos were taken of the food!!