Cattin’ It at the Wild Pig- Gig Report for the Chicago Swing Katz 10th November 2019

Sunday the 10th November marked a rare Sunday evening off for me so I was able to dash across town and catch the Chicago Swing Katz gig at the Wild Pig in Meole Brace, the audience was a little thinner on the ground then I expected, but the inclement weather probably didn’t offer much encouragement, … Continue reading Cattin’ It at the Wild Pig- Gig Report for the Chicago Swing Katz 10th November 2019

Upton Jazz Festival 2018: The End

Read the previous entry here   The fringe at Upton was a free event being held in the courtyard of the Swan Hotel on the river front (not to be mixed up with my accommodation, the Swan at Hanley Swan) and was looser with the variety of acts that would be performing. The event was … Continue reading Upton Jazz Festival 2018: The End

Gig Report: Chris Pearce’s Frenchmen Street Jazzmen 15th September 2019

Chris Pearce was hired by Jazz Club 90 fill a gap in the schedule and he decided to revive the Frenchmen Street Jazz band for occasion, the players here were somewhat older than those of Jukes Jazz Society but there were a few similarities between the two... well two of the band also came from … Continue reading Gig Report: Chris Pearce’s Frenchmen Street Jazzmen 15th September 2019