In the run-up to his 90th Birthday Andy Hamilton was interviewed on Radio 4’s Front Row and Radio 3’s Music Matters.
THANKS A MILLION BOBBY
We'd like say a big thankyou to Bobby Wellins
for coming in at very short notice on 25th October to put on
an excellent gig at Bearwood Corks and deliver a well received
at the Ladywood Community School of Music earlier in the evening.
We'd also like to wish Peter King who was
indisposed on the day a very speedy recovery. Hope to see you
back at the Corks soon Peter.
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The Highlight of our August Jam Night was a debut performance
by 8 year old Isiah Williams playing 'Just in Time'. Isiah has
only been learning the Sax for a few months, but he's been getting
You have to watch this; it's magic!
During the Birmingham Jazz Festival we had a fabulous
gig, featuring Jamaican Jazz Royalty, Sonny Bradshaw and Myrna Hague.
We've put up a little showreel of photos from the gig which we feel
conveys the sheer joy of their performance!
Click on the picture (left) to see it.
The shot above is from Andy Hamilton's 89th Birthday
Party with very special guest, Scott Hamilton. It was an amazing night
and before the evening was over we were turning people away at the door
it was so full. Unfortunately singer Vic Evans took a turn for the
worse, but for anyone woindering I've been told he's alright now.
David Murray, Hal Singer and
At the end of September '06 we had a visit
from two of the best Saxophone players ever to come out of America. Now
resident in France, Grammy winner David Murray and Jazz and R&B
veteran Hal "Cornbread" Singer came to the West Midlands to play two
gigs with Andy Hamilton. The first sensational gig was at Bearwood
Corks Club and David Murray said he'd only ever experienced that kind
of atmosphere before in New York.
These two photos were taken at that gig and we've got
some video footage that we'll be putting up later. Photographers Gary Corbett and Russ
Escritt both have plenty of work from this and other gigs on their
NEW - ANDY HAMILTON WEBSITE -
Andy Hamilton now has a website dedicated entirely to Andy and the
band. You can find it by going to www.andyhamiltonsjazz.co.uk
or by clicking on the picture above.
NOW ON SALE
at Bearwood Corks Club is "Deep in a Dream" the excellent but long
overdue first studio album from Vic Evans, the Blue Notes lead singer.
It's currently selling like hot cakes and is soon to go to a reprint.
You can buy it for a tenner at any Andy Hamilton & the Blue Notes
Last year Andy Hamilton returned to Errol Flynn's legendary
yacht, the Zaca, where he played Silvershine and was interviewed for
TV. We'd like to thank Alan Cross for letting us use this wonderful
In July The Voice
newspaper published an article about Andy Hamilton and his trip back to
the Zaca. The article also published on thei website. You just have to
click on the logo to see it.
Fans of our “resident artist”, Chris Murray will be
pleased to see that there has been a major upgrade to his site and that
it has been moved to some ad-free webspace. You will find it at www.onlinejones.co.uk/chrismurray
and there are lots of recent paintings up there with more to come
Garry Corbett has been snapping away at Corks. He
amazingly got his photos that he took on the Silvershine night, where
David Murray and Hal Singer guested, up on his Flickr site by 11am the next day (or so I've been
told). This photo of Vic Evans hands drumming is one of his.
Dick Jones (that's me folks!) has painting,
sculpture, drawings and prints on the web, and now has a section
dedicated to jazz photography. The site now has the domain name www.onlinejones.co.uk
even if it's still hosted on free space.
Run out of Ladywood Health and Community Centre it
is the brain child of Andy Hamilton.
Click on picture to find out more about us.
Andy Hamilton’s Sunday
lunchtime is back but only once a month. There's also a monthly
Saturday gig at the Symphony Hall and another Sunday one at a new Afro
Caribbean Centre in the Dudley Road - see press for details.