Root Down with virtuoso trombonist and composer Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio featuring Hammond organ at Peggy’s Skylight on George Street in Hockley this Friday May 24. Entry is £14 from 7pm after which DJ Daddio plays until late.
Paul Deats plays his grand piano between 2-5pm for afternoon tea at the same venue on Saturday May 25 and from 7pm they host Blakey’s Boys fronted by leading UK tenor man Matt Telfer and Ronnie Scott’s resident trumpeter Andy Davies who perform popular arrangements from the legendary Jazz Messengers, which was led by drumming icon Art Blakey, entry is £10. Earlier the same day, further north, Wendy Kirkland plays keys and sings at Stray’s Coffee in Newark with Pat Sprakes on guitar and Mat Short on bass from 3-5pm.
Wendy also performs for the Sunday Mezinee concert at Peggy’s on May 26 with Pat on bass and Jon Richmond on drums, doors open 12 midday and their show runs from 1-3pm, entry is £8. Saxist/flautist Ed Marchewicz’ Quartet featuring Geoff Pearson on double bass, Barry Lee on keys and Ian Beestin on drums are at the Lion in Basford from 1.30-3.30pm.
It’s the final jazz singers’ jam at The Bell Inn on Angel Row on May 27 from 8.30-10.30pm.
At Dexter’s Jazz Club on Tuesday May 28 saxophonist Jake McMahon leads his Quartet featuring Barry Lee on keys, Geoff Pearson on bass and Clive Loveday on drums from 8.30-10.30pm at Headstocks, Bagnall Rd, Cinderhill, admission is £6.
It sounds painful but Sounding Off at Peggy’s from 7pm on Wednesday May 29 are The Killer Bees who deliver an arsenal of hits from as far back as the 1920’s but who lean mostly towards the 1950/60’s. Raphael Achache is on guitar and lead vocals, Ben Farnsworth on drums and Jody Betts bass and vocals. Drummer Brian Singleton brings his very popular Chicago Teddy Bears to Risley Park for an evening of lively traditional jazz from 8-10.30pm, admission is £9.
The Simon King Organ Trio perform for Jazz Discovery Thursday at Peggy’s on May 30; entry is £5 and doors open at 7pm.
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