• Henry Newman Band • Thursday 6th April •
Two guys named Andy will be
playing with Henry Newman upstairs at the Corks Club tonight Andy Peate
on trumpet and Andy Gayle on sax.
Newman always brings a cracking little band to Bearwood Corks and often
drops a few surprises into the line up. This week is no exception, even
if the news came in a bit late.
• Junior Blue Notes • 13th April •
Junior Blue Notes with Dutch Lewis at Lightwood's Park
“The girls are back in town...”
Always a popular gig and ideal for the holiday period, the Junior Blue Notes features siblings of seasoned Blue Notes alongside other young musicians who have jammed/performed with Blue Notes Senior or Junior. The full line up will be announced as I get it, but for now I can reveal that Courtney, Sophie and Ella, the Hamilton-Foad girls are back in town from their respective colleges, so we can expect some great singing.
Also getting news about an appearance by a fine young saxophonist from the Notebenders. Sounds good to me!
Ashley Allen Quintet - 20th April
Jazz pianist and Conservatoire lecturer Ashley
Allen returns to the Silvershine Jazz Club this Thursday. With a mix of
Ashley’s own compositions and rearrangements you will be guaranteed an
Ashley Allen will be joined on alto
sax by Ashley Beckford who was one of the hot young players in early
days of The Notebenders Big Band (seen left with Andy Hamilton & The
Blue Notes). Veteran Bearwood Jazz fans will remember them from back in
the day, whilst our current fans will have seen Ashley Allen on keys at
the recent David Lloyd Henry gig.
The full line up is Ashley Beckford, Denise Thompson, Aldaine Brown, Jason McDougall and, of course, Ashley Allen.
We’re looking forward to this one...
...Small world, great gig!