Mick Hutton Writes…
I have organised a benefit gig for pianist Russ Henderson M.B.E. This is our chance to repay him for all the great music he has brought to us over the past 60 years. It is on 8th January 2013 at the 606 Club.
After a career dating from the early fifties in this country and over ten years before that in Trinidad, Russ is no longer able to play the piano due to multiple hand problems which have plagued him for several years. In addition to his jazz/latin piano playing, Russ was instrumental in the introduction of steel bands (his band being prominent on the UK scene for many years) to this country and the setting up of the Notting Hill Carnival. The Russ Henderson Trio was a fixture at the 606 Club for over twenty-five years and also during that time appeared regularly at other London venues such as the Pizza Express.
The line-up for the gig is:
19:30 – 20:30: John Parricelli, Kate Williams, Steve Watts and Paul Robinson
20:45 – 21:45: The Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet featuring Gareth Williams and Enzo Zirilli
22:00 – 23:00: Mark Cherrie/Mick Hutton Band featuring special guests.
Admission £12.00 – advisable to book in advance
606 Club / 020 7352 5953