Jeanie Barton’s Jazz Column 11-17 January 2019
Happy New Year and welcome back to your weekly Nottingham jazz diary! I’m singing swing and Latin songs with PRS (Si Potts on drums, Steve Rodda on guitar and Mat Short on bass) at Stray’s tapas and jazz in Newark on Saturday January 12 from 3-5pm. Peggy’s Skylight on George Street in Hockley present the Deli Quartet who play spacious, mellow numbers to all-out funky jazz grooves; Sophie Fishwick is on the kit, Deb Mawby on alto and soprano saxes, Paul Deats on Rhodes/piano and Steve Truman on double bass, doors open at 7pm and entry is £10.
Sunday starts early back at Peggy’s on January 13 with a jazz brunch from 11am-1pm accompanied by the Swing Gitan gypsy jazz guitar duo; entry for just the music is £8, brunch and music for one is £14 and for two is £25. The Footwarmers have their weekly residency at The Bell Inn on Angel Row from 12 midday as usual. Saxophonist Ben Martin’s quartet performs at The Lion in Basford from 1.30-3.30pm. The Shipstone Street Jazz Orchestra, featuring singer Sarah Simmonds, are at The Grange in Radcliffe-on-Trent, from 2.30pm tickets are £8 – make sure you bring your own refreshments. The Malt Cross now have Sunday Sessions from 5.30-9pm; Ben Martin and David Hawkins weald their saxes in front of the house band (Matt Ratcliffe on piano, Martyn Spencer on double bass and Andrew Woody Wood on drums.)
On Monday January 14 the Alfa Big Swing Band play big band favourites at The Village Inn, Marehay, Ripley from 8.15pm also it’s time for the Omega Band to return to The Bell Inn on Angel Row; Dave Leithead on trumpet, Bob Wilson on trombone, Steve Upton on drums, Ron Spence on bass, Mike Carter on piano and Ian Wheatley on guitar perform from 8.30-10.30pm.
Dexter’s jazz club starts back at the Headstocks in Cinderhill on Tuesday January 15 with the great Joel Purnell on saxophone accompanied by Barry Lee on keys, Geoff Pearson on double bass and Clive Loveday on drums. Admission is £6 and their show runs from 8.30-10.30pm.
Nottingham Rhythm Club return to The Stadium Leisure Snooker Club, Nottingham Road, Basford on Thursday January 17 with Adrian Cox’ Profoundly Blue from 8-10.30pm, doors open at 7pm and entry is £9, £8 for members or £6 NUS.
Where no entry fee is mentioned please assume your ample purchases from the venue fund the musicians.