After nearly four years of promoting, Richard Turner has decided to call it a day. Monday June 28th will be the last gig he promotes at the Con Cellar Bar in Camden Town. The list of people who have squeezed down those narrow stairs and played to punters who, if they got any closer would have been inthe band, includes Fly (Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier), Donny McCaslan, Ingrid Jensen, Will Vinson, Matt Penman, Joel Frahm, Julian Siegel, Phil Robson, Gwilym Simcock, Kit Downes, The Calum Gourlay- Freddy Gavita Big Band, Matt Penman….
I hope some readers will go to hear Richard’s band Round Trip on June 21st, add a comment, or a thank you for some great music.
Starting: Nomad Jazz at the Map Cafe
Damon Brown and Leon Greening are putting on a Wednesday gig at the Map Cafe, 46 Grafton Road, NW5. It kicks of with the great Peter King this Wednesday June 2nd. WEBSITE HERE
Starting: Trio Manouche at Wilton’s
Guitarist Simon Harris ‘s Gypsy Jazz group Trio Manouche will start a Monday residency at one of the most atmospheric haunts in the East End on June 7th, Wilton’s Music Hall. Admission is free. Special guest on the first night – celebrating Simon’s birthday – will be Quentin Collins, and two members of the vocal group Mediaeval Baebes, Bev Lee Harling and Esther Dee.