The best horn section in the world (according to Mark Ronson) play funky jazz at Peggy’s Skylight on George Street in Hockley from 7pm on Friday April 19; it’s standing room only for Haggis Horn – best book in advance, tickets/entry is £15.
The same venue serve afternoon tea accompanied by Paul Deats’ grand piano between 2-5pm on Saturday April 20. Wonderful pianist Dickie Baker is joined by Mat Short on bass and Si Potts on drums from 3-5pm at Stray’s Coffee in Newark. Back at Peggy’s from 7pm are Moja; a quintet, heavily influenced by Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders led by tenor saxophonist, Gary Reader featuring Neil Hunter on keys, Dan Johnson on guitar, Andy Tytherleigh on bass and Si Potts on drums. Entry is £10 and after, DJ Hemulen plays until late.
Chris Bowden on sax and Paul Deats on piano team up to perform their take on the contrasting music of two giants of the jazz world, Bill Evans and Charles Mingus for Peggy’s Easter Sunday Mezinee show on April 21 from 1-3pm; entry is £7. Gary Reader and co also perform at The Lion in Basford from 1.30-3.30pm.
It’s singers’ night at The Bell Inn on Angel Row from 8.30-10.30pm on Monday April 22, Marguerite McMullin features in the first set then it’s open mic in the second – bring your charts in the right key for you if you would like to get up with Ben Martin’s Band.
Dexter’s Jazz Club on Tuesday April 23 features saxophonist David Hawkins’ Quartet at The Headstocks in Cinderhill. Admission is £6, and the music is from 8.30–10.30pm.
The Cappuccino Kids play swing and Latin hits at The Crimson Tree in Sherwood from 7.30pm on Wednesday April 24. At Peggy’s Ali Bonsai’s Local Vocals perform songs which explore the relationship between new class identities and daytime TV (he’s influenced by Miles Davis too apparently – sounds quite intriguing?!) free show from 7pm.
Trumpeter Hugh Pascall’s quartet present Jazz Discovery Thursday at Peggy’s on April 25, entry is £5 and doors open at 7pm. I’m singing/playing 1940s music at Liberty Leisure’s launch of their Timewarp series of events at Berliner Bar on Chilwell Rd, Beeston with Stephen Sherriff on keys/sax from 8-10.30pm. The Footwarmers venture out from their Sunday lunchtime residency at the Bell Inn to play at The Unwin Club in Sutton-in-Ashfield; show starts at 8.30pm, entry is £7/6 for members. Put your dancing shoes on for the monthly Nottingham Rhythm Club at The Stadium Leisure Snooker Club, Nottingham Road, Basford, where Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm play from 8-10.30pm – doors open at 7pm and entry is £10/8 for members or £6 for student card holders.
Where no entry fee is mentioned please assume your ample purchases from the venue will support the live music.