It was a pleasure to sit in on the recording of an amazing jazz session today. Always nice to feel the creativity flowing!
I've been rehearsing with my sextet, here is a photo from one of our rehearsals which we recorded on a single valve mic which you can see in the middle of the band. We're playing music by The Benny Goodman Sextet, Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five as well as traditional jazz compositions which we've arranged for the sextet.
I had the great pleasure of playing with the incredibly talented Piccadilly Dance Orchestra this week on tenor-banjo and guitar... great fun go play some early century dance music!
Had a very lovely gig with a very talented lady called Jo Harrop this week in Crystal Palace, watch this space for recordings and videos in the new year!
Had a great session recording with the Gaspar Sena Quartet last week. Swinging Hard Bop arrangements and originals which i'll post soon here
Had the great pleasure of performing with The Gaspar Sena Quartet last night at The Oriole, London's newest cocktail bar and live music venue. I highly recommend you check it out. The decor and of course the drinks (it's the new venture by the people who brought us The Nightjar) are out of this world!
I had the great pleasure of inviting some fantastic players to Cable Cafe;, Henrik Jensen (bass), Leon Greening (piano) and Alex Garnett (Saxophone). We played a few of the tunes and arrangements from the Stan Getz with the Oscar Peterson Trio album. It was a great gig, these guys are jazz legends!