Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Wednesday, Jazz in Bristol, Homer & live music

There are no performances at Sherborne Jazz Club this month.
Their next gig is Sue Kibbey with Gilad Atzmon's Quartet on Saturday December 3rd. You can find out more about this and details of advanced bookings on their website. (Click here).

In the meantime they recommend an outstanding gig this coming weekend at The Tobacco Factory in Bedminster, Bristol. The Sherborne Jazz Club sometimes collaborate with the Tobacco Factory and The BeBop Club in Bristol and this event links both of these venues as it is a performance by Andy Hague's Big Band and, as you may know, Andy not only runs Bristol's BeBop Club but is also a wonderful composer as well as being one of Bristol's leading trumpet players and one of the most in-demand drummers.

So there are many reasons to enjoy this gig. Not the least of which is the musical one - Andy always composes accessible; swinging (and sometimes quite hilarious) compositions and also the fact is that composers writing original material for a big band these days are very few and far between. So to quote the Tobacco Factory: "This promises to be one of the jazz highlights of the year.

Here are some details from the Tobacco Factory
Sun 13th Nov Andy Hague's Big 40 Band £10.00/9.00

To celebrate both his 20th year in Bristol's music scene & his 40th birthday, trumpeter Andy Hague has assembled an all-star big-band to play new arrangements of his own compositions. Trumpets - Derek Lawrence, Dave Ford, Gethin Liddington, Andy Hague. Saxes - Ben Waghorn, alto, Keith Morgan, alto, Jake McMurchie, tenor, Ruth Hammond, tenor, Kevin Figes, baritone. Trombones - Vince Ford, John Cornick, Nick Attwood, Alex Stewart. Piano - Jim Blomfield, Bass - Dave Goodier, Drums - Simon Gore.

Bad News for Homer Simpson
'Violent' Homer upsets Russians. Russian politicians are warning TV stations to cut back on violent shows if they want to avoid censorship.

The number one show they have mentioned is The Simpsons.

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Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Blue Black @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The Sinatra Years (tribute) @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Catfish Keith @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Incredible String Band @ Oake Village Hall
Catfish Keith @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
Modern Jiove @ Royal Britsih Legion, Taunton
Craig Milverton Quartet @ Tacchi-Morrs Arts Centre, Taunton
Acoustic Music Night @ West India House, Taunton

Have a great Day

The Editor

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