Get out your diaries. Set the alarm for Monday. One of the key musician-promoted gigs of the young London scene is Jazz at the Oxford in Kentish Town (Photo from Rocky Lorusso’s Kentish Town blog. From September 13th when it re-starts it will move night from Tuesday to Monday. It previously steered clear of Mondays to avoid a clash with the Con Cellar Bar, which has now stopped promoting. Here’s the schedule:
Monday 13th First up is a double bill: Troyka plus a trio: trumpeter Chris Batchelor with bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer Dave Smith.
Monday 20th. Flautist Gareth Lockrane ‘s ‘Grooveyard’ with Ross Stanley
Monday 27th. Mark Hanslip, Alex Bonney, Olie Brice and Mark Sanders
The October dates announced are
-4th Sam Crockatt
-11th Bruno Heinen’s band ‘Tierkreis’
-18th Rick Simpson Quartet (including – I believe- the promoter putting it all together, George Crowley
-25th Rachel Musson’s double drummer quintet ‘Skein’ with Alcyona, Javier Carmona and Josh Morrison
Music starts at 9pm. Entry is just £5.
The Oxford is on Myspace – – twitter on Twitter as @jazzattheoxford and back in reality it’s at 256 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AA