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 Geoff’s Blog, which does rather stress all about the jazz at Hedsor Jazz!! Because those of us who go think it’s all rather good! Coming this week, Thursday 13th June is that world class combination of Duncan Lamont Jr and Mike Innes That’s a sax/trombone combination, playing in front of the Hedsor Rhythm Section, with Ken McCarthy on keyboard and Martin Hart on drums. We haven’t had that paring for some months as Duncan has brought us some other great players to keep him company, but when he comes with Mike Innes, you know the arrangements are going to be superb, and the playing, as men ..read more
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  Good Morning England!   So what does H...
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  Good Morning England!   So what does Hedsor Jazz have for YOU this week? Well we will be re-joined by a pairing that worked for us very well in April. Mat Hill and Martin Dunston, trumpet and saxophones respectively. Mat surprised us earlier in the year when Duncan Lamont Jr first introduced this young trumpet player to us, and we were all delighted with his mature playing. He really did look very young and I wondered if he was legally allowed to drink the pint that seemed to be nearby. But he was, and all was, well, legal! So we booked him again for April (11th), and this time he ..read more
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 Geoff’s Blog for Tuesday May 28th   And...
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 Geoff’s Blog for Tuesday May 28th   And because it is a bank holiday week, and a half term week, (neither of which actually affects me too much), this will be a short, direct, posting! Coming on Thursday May 30th to Hedsor Jazz, we have 2 superb musicians who have both been to Hedsor individually before, and back in April 2023 they were together at Hedsor Jazz. Trumpeter Stuart Henderson and saxophonist Alam Nathoo Stuart of course is well known to Hedsor Jazz, having played in the bar in the days of The Clive Burton Quintet before we all moved to the Big Room. Previously a Queens t ..read more
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Well, another blog, but after my experiences of &n...
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Well, another blog, but after my experiences of  last week, in writing this one I’m feeling slightly punch drunk! Last Monday I got the news that my chrome cobalt denture repair could not be a repair! I needed a brand new one. Oh well, the old one has served me 20 plus years, so how much will this new one cost? £1500 was the reply! So, with my new one I would be able to bite the bullet, but I have to bite the bullet first to get a new one!! Yes the cost did stir me! I went home to tell my wife the news, to be greeted with the dire news from her that the upright freezer had broken down. Se ..read more
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Hedsor Jazz’s next evening on May 16th is rushing ...
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Hedsor Jazz’s next evening on May 16th is rushing towards us, and, yes, I will mention it in a moment, but even nearer is tonight’s gig at MARLOW JAZZ CLUB. DO checkout there website (https://www.marlowjazz.co.uk/may2024eventsupdate.pdf) for featured there tonight May 14th will be Simon Spillett and Alex Garnet (two tenors for, well £10!!) and they will be backed by FRANK HARRISON on Piano STUART BARKER, bass and ELLIOT TOMS drums And then, before we get to Thursday, this Wednesday, May 15th, as part of Cookham’s Festival of the Arts at Cookhams Pinder Hall we will have Vasilis Xenopoulos ..read more
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OK, that’s one bank holiday over, only another one...
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OK, that’s one bank holiday over, only another one to go this month! BUT its not all over for jazz! There is a lot on this month, so lets start with tonight, May 7th! “In The Pocket” is at Bourne End Community Centre,(Wakeman Rd, Bourne End SL8 5SX) tonight from 8pm and for £8.  Led by drummer Mike Jeffries, this well established band play a mix of funky jazz, with saxophonist Mike Wills and guitarist Jezz Cook standing at the front. In a weeks time (May 14th) Marlow Jazz Club (British Legion Hall, Station Approach, Marlow, SL7 1NT) have 2 saxophonists standing at the ..read more
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As I write/type/word process this, today’s Tuesday blog, there is a distinct brightness coming through the window, and it’s warming me up!! I believe it’s called SUNSHINE! No wonder the ancients used to worship the sun! Today I do have a number of jazz items to write about. So lets start with NON HEDSOR BASED things first! I don’t always know, or keep as alert as I should, about the jazz events at Maidenheads Norden Farm centre for the arts, but I have been asked to mention an event there on May 9th. Saxophonist Sam Braysher is performing an evening of Kurt Weill songs. As he says himself “We ..read more
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Good Morning England, and welcome to my blog, and ...
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Good Morning England, and welcome to my blog, and to my ramblings all about local jazz. Tonight, April 16th, you can fill your jazz ears at Marlow Jazz Club, (that’s at the British Legion Hall near the railway station), where they will be celebrating from 8.30pm Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra with an ALL-STAR QUINTET FEATURING ENRICO TOMASSO, TRUMPET/VOCAL, DENNY ILET Jnr GUITAR/VOCAL Denny has played for us at Hedsor Jazz in the past, but so far Enrico hasn’t! BUT there is a trumpet player who’s name you will get to know. He played Hedsor last week, and his name is Mat Hill, and I believe ..read more
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Blog Time again, and updated info for Hedsor Jazz....
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Blog Time again, and updated info for Hedsor Jazz. We are trying (very!) to establish a Facebook page that is actually ours, and manageable by Jazz Angels (the power behind the bank account!). At the moment as far as I can see, you can only get to it if you use the Microsoft search engine (Bing) and ask for Hedsor Jazz, NOT Hedsor Jazz Club. If you use any other search engine at the moment you will get the Facebook Page for the Hedsor Jazz Club, which isn’t anything like up to date. Please find Hedsor Jazz and “like” us, and it may well help us solve all our problems. Yes, just like Facebook h ..read more
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 Welcome back from your Easter break.   ...
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 Welcome back from your Easter break.   We at Cronin Towers managed to meet up with some of our family over Easter, which made for an expensive Sunday Lunch, but I’m sure it made sense!! It was really nice to catch up over a leisurely lunch that we didn’t cook ourselves. The Road Transport system seems to have failed again as my daughter and family travelled from Ipswich and were held up for about 2 hours trying to get off the A12 on to the M25. So a 2 hour journey becomes 4 hour journey. The journey she had back was further complicated by Cookham Bridge being again closed? Apparentl ..read more
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