here’s only standing room left on Friday 14 September for Manière des Bohémiens who perform at Peggy’s Skylight in George Street from 9-11pm – tickets are £6, book via their website.
Singer Phillippa Hobbs sings standards with Duncan Opie on piano, Mat Short on bass and Si Potts on drums on Saturday September 15 at Stray’s in Newark from 3-5pm. From 4-6pm at North Leverton Windmill, Wendy Kirkland sings and plays her keys alongside, Pat Sprakes on double bass and Jon Richmond on drums. Back at Peggy’s you can see Shannon Reilly sing with Thom Whitworth on guitar from 9pm, tickets are £6 best bought in advance.
On Sunday September 16, 12 To The Bar start their autumn season at RAFA Club in Newark playing from 12-2pm, entry is £3 on the door and there’s a light buffet. I’m singing with Shell’s Belles little big band at The Lion in Basford from 1.30-3.30pm. At 3pm Swing Gitan perform at the Green Festival in the Arboretum; Elliott Lewis and Wayne Jefferies are on guitars with John Coulson on double bass. In the evening I’m one of four vocalists singing with the explosive Nottingham Jazz Orchestra at The Federation Club off Mansfield Road for their big band vocalist night; joining me are Mark Daykin, Vicky Moroziuk and Joanna Hudson – doors open at 7.15pm and it’s been selling really well so do book in advance on their website or turn up early – tickets are £8/6 NUS.
Singer Mandy Tatton’s band are at The Bell Inn on Angel Row from 8.30-10.30pm on Monday September 17, featuring Pete Johnson on guitar and Ben Martin on tenor sax.
On Wednesday September 19 legendary bass star Annie Hawkins brings her new 7 piece band The Funky Butt N’Awlins Jazz Band to Risley Park Jazz Club for a romping evening of traditional jazz, their show runs from 8.30-11pm and admission is £9.
Where no entry fee is mentioned, assume your purchases from the venue cover the music – enjoy your live jazz!