I’m in Tobago enjoying my annual escape from the UK winter.
I had a couple of great gigs here with French sailing friend Titou, a wonderful keyboard player. They were spontaneous events that sometimes really work, and they did. Sadly Titou has sailed away.
I have some nice gigs coming up in England and I hope you can make it to some of them.
All the best
Jazz Breakfast at Stanton in Peak Village Hall – Sunday April 12th 2015 at 10am for 10.30am start.
This is usually a sell out so buy your tickets!
Breakfast on delicious coffee, croissants and jazz by: the excellent Graham Jones on double bass, wonderful Pete Moxley on piano and me on sax, in this beautiful Peak District village.
You could have a pub lunch and a great walk after the gig.
Tickets from Jill Avent on 01629 636510. Definitely book in advance.
£8 for adults, £4 for kids, and free for under 5s.
Jazz Breakfast in Bakewell, Medway Centre in aid of Oxfam. This one also regularly sells out.
Sunday April 19th 2015 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Have a great breakfast and listen to jazz by the wonderful: Wendy Kirkland on piano, Pat Sprakes on double bass, Clive Loveday on drums and me on saxophone.
Tickets from Bakewell Book and Gift Shop, adults £8.00, Students £5.00 and under 5’s free. Ring Jude or Daryl to reserve a ticket on 01629 815469/812309.
Jazz at The Druid Pub in Birchover. 01629 653836
Friday April 17th from 8 pm
Great music from Graham Jones on double bass, Pete Moxley on piano and me on sax.
This is a lovely old English pub with great beer; they just won a CAMRA award, and excellent food. Always wise to book a table.
No admission charge
“JetStream” by Jet Collective
Our latest suite was recently released as a double CD.
“JetStream” was inspired by the theme of weather and climate and has some startlingly original tunes like ‘Carbon Love Affair’, ‘Isobars’, ‘Troppo’, ‘Glaciology’, ‘Solar Storm’ and more, which we will perform.
Please come and see and hear the ‘JetStream’ without having to go to the stratosphere!
You will hear some great musicians – Reg Clegg on guitars and bass and his unique falsetto singing, Karen Clegg on flute, keyboards, melodica and her wonderful singing, Simon Beckett on congas and various percussion instruments, Clive Loveday’s brilliant drumming, Paul Biggins on keyboard, guitar and bass guitar, and last but not least Steve Salfield on tenor, alto and soprano saxes.
You could even buy the CD if you want to! It’s also available for download at amazon.co.uk and the apple store.
Here are just three of many gratifying reviews.
‘Jetstream’ is the most inspiring suite of music I have heard in an age. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that JET collective are the most consummate group of musicians you are ever likely to hear.
“This music by the Jet Collective deserves to be played in major concert halls anywhere in the world. The composition and performance was of the highest standard (world class?) and deserves to be widely heard.”
Sue Walker: “Just listened to the recordings and they are brilliant. This is interesting and beautifully crafted music”
To launch the album we are going to perform JetStream in three concerts:
Friday 24th April, Harland Cafe, John Street, Sheffield S2 4QU. Tickets from The Harland 0114 273 8553. or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jet-collective-tickets-15022467605
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