Music – Jeanie Bartons Jazz Column 23-29 November 2018

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The BBC (Beeston Blues Company) travel to Hockley to perform at Peggy’s Skylight on George Street on Friday November 23; take your seats at 7.40pm to enjoy Duncan Moules on vocals and harmonica, Jimmy Wiggins on guitar, Andy Tytherleigh on double bass and Ian Beestin on drums. Tickets are £8/6 via Peggy’s website or on the door.  Reeds man Matt Palmer leads his trio at the Pelican Club in the Lace Market from 10.00pm.

Pianist/singer Wendy Kirkland is joined by Pat Sprakes on guitar and Mat Short on bass at Stray’s in Newark from 3-5pm on Saturday November 24. Guitarist Henry Claude is joined by Simon Paterson on double bass at the Pelican Club from 7pm. Powerful and melodic saxophonist Craig Handy originally from New York City visits Peggy’s Skylight; tickets are £14/12 and you need to be in there by 7.40pm for an 8pm start.

This Sunday November 25 guitarist Esmond Selwyn joins Andrew Wood on drums and Matt Ratcliffe on keys at The Lion in Basford from 1.30-3.30pm.  Ed Marchewicz plays sax and flute with Barry Lee on keys at the Brewhouse and Kitchen on Trent Bridge from 2pm-4pm.  Selwyn and co then hot foot it to Peggy’s Skylight for the Nottingham Jazz Jam, which starts later than usual at 7pm, entry is £6.  8.15pm at The Star Inn, Beeston finds groovy Steely Dan inspired ensemble The Dan Collective, entry is £7.

Nottingham Jazz Workshops have an autumn concert on Monday November 26 at The Lion Basford from 8pm. It’s the end of the month jazz singers’ jam at the Bell Inn on Angel Row; singer Marguerite McMullin performs the first set and the second set is open mic (bring chord charts in the right key for you if you want to get up) Ben Martin is on guitar and Matt Ratcliffe is on keys from 8.30-10.30pm.

Peggy’s has a free gig on Wednesday November 28 when the young upcoming Eclectic Quintet perform from 7pm featuring; Lucas Walters on the grand piano, Ted Smiley on drums, Alistair Beaven on saxophone, Barney Mcnamara on bass and Reuben Savage on guitar (he sounds like he may rock out a bit). It’s the Risley Park Jazz Club also where The International Delta Six perform authentic New Orleans jazz; featuring John Shillito on trumpet, Frank Brooker on reeds and Barbara Widmer on piano, their show runs from 8.30-11pm and admission is £9.

Back at Peggy’s on Thursday November 22 pianist Matt Ratcliffe’s TRiOL combine diverse influences from electronica and rootsy grooves to the Afro American jazz tradition, he is joined by double bassist Simon Paterson and drummer Tymoteusz Jozwiak. Entry is £5 and their show starts at 8pm.

Where no entry fee is mentioned you can assume your liberal purchases at the venue will pay for the live music

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