Upton Jazz Festival 2018 #2 Friday Part One

Friday I woke in good time, indulged in two of the three “S’s” a gentleman conducts in a morning and headed down to the Hotel Bar for Breakfast: There was a good selection of cereals and a wide variety of fruit juice available alongside the cooked breakfast, naturally I went for a full English Breakfast … Continue reading Upton Jazz Festival 2018 #2 Friday Part One

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Upton Jazz Festival 2018 #1

Thursday EveningUpton Jazz Festival 2018 2018 saw the 33rd Upton Jazz Festival and in many ways it was a return to the roots of the festival, with the gigs very much taking place in the town following feedback from the previous festival. I would imagine this was partially to give the festival a more localised … Continue reading Upton Jazz Festival 2018 #1

Jazz Appreciation Month: Ronnie Scott

https://youtu.be/PrG4LfQBr28 Ronnie Scott OBE (born Ronald Schatt, 28 January 1927 – 23 December 1996) was an English jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz club owner. Ronnie was born in Aldgate, East London, into a Jewish family. His father, Joseph Schatt, was of Russian ancestry, and his mother Sylvia's family attended the Portuguese synagogue in Alie Street. … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Ronnie Scott