Welcome to my latest online newsletter.
As this fantastic summer gradually moves towards autumn, there have certainly been some exciting events to report on the jazz front. This month’s photo is the poster of our forthcoming gig at The Old Bakery Studios Truro, following the success of the first ever jam session held on a recent Sunday afternoon. I was delighted to be able to answer their last minute plea for a ‘house band’ and absolutely thrilled with the turn out on the day. So many people were able to get up and join in with us creating a really fun afternoon. As a result of this success, The Bakery have decided to hold the evening event featuring my quartet on Friday 7th September. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door and are available Here. The next Sunday afternoon session is due to take place on 7th October and it would be great so see it well supported again.
The day after the jam session, Lucy and I appeared on BBC Radio Cornwall talking with Debbie McCrory. We had a lovely time and were made to feel extremely welcome. If you missed the interview it can be heard about 1hour and 30 minutes in to the show. Just click here. This should be available until the end of September. It was therefore a real pity that the performance at Penlee Park Theatre Penzance, was cancelled due to the weather, especially given the wickets of heatwave that had preceded the date. Despite the huge disappointment all-round we are now channelling our energies into our up and coming date at The Burrell Theatre Truro School, on 5th October. It will be particularly exciting for me to return to the place where I spent thirty four years of my teaching career. I hope to see many old friends at what promises to be a special evening for me.
It was also a real pleasure to make some recent appearances in Devon, appearing with Kimberly Oram at Lewtrenchard Manor Okehampton and at , The Point Bar and Grill Exmouth as part of the Pete Canter Trio. In September I will once again be venturing over the Tamar to perform as part of the Ronnie Jones Trio at The Old Church Inn Newton Abbot, where we plan to perform a Bill Evans tribute evening.
September also sees my first solo performance at Truro Cathedral. This is part of a series of lunchtime concerts and gives me a rare opportunity to play on their beautiful new grand piano.
Our summer Wednesday evenings at The Headland Hotel are now finished for another year and we will be resuming our Sunday lunch jazz sessions at The Headland on 30th September. My residency at The Budock Vean continues as always with regular solo slots on both Tuesday and Saturday evening.
Further details of these and any further last minute updated gigs are as usual, posted on the Bookings page .
That is about all the news for now.
I hope to see you at a future gig.
Thanks for your support … as ever.