Dixie Tickler clarinettist, bow tie connoisseur and all-round fine gentleman Dom James has been in touch to tell me about Jazz Nursery and its move to a new, floating venue.
The main brace will be spliced tomorrow night, me hearties, at the Golden Hinde II, the reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake used to sail round the world back in the 16th century. Those assisting the splicing are the Sam Crockatt Quartet and the Sam Braysher Quartet.
Sam C’s band has Kit Downes on piano, Oli Hayhurst on bass and James Maddren on drums; Sam B’s band has Nick Costley-White on guitar, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Jon Scott on drums.
The Jazz Nursery’s Golden Hinde II gigs are monthly and, holding horizontal hand to forehead while gazing into the distance, we can expect the Tori Freestone Trio (plus support) to hove into view on 28 August, The Nick Costley-White and Alex Munk Quartets on 25 September, and Lauren Kinsella/Liam Noble/Chris Batchelor paired with Bex Burch’s Vula Viel on 30 October. November’s date is a little earlier to coincide with the London Jazz Festival and features Huddie: The Life And Times of Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly to you and me) featuring The Dixie Ticklers and friends.
- Tomorrow night’s launch gig starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm, entrance is £10 (£5 concs), the Golden Hinde II is at St Mary Overies Dock, Cathedral Street, London SE1 9DE, and you can find out much more here.