Tony Heiberg writes:
I am delighted to announce that, due to overwhelming popular demand, the weekly Jam in Ham my band hosted at the Hand & Flower last year, begins anew this Sunday from 6-9pm .
The Hand & Flower is a beautiful pub/restaurant that, under the auspices of its new owner, has recently been revamped to even greater heights of splendour. It is located just opposite Ham Common at 24 Upper Ham Road, Richmond Surrey, TW10 5LA. Moreover, the 65 bus stops very near the pub and there are lots of parking spaces available on the common.
The H & F has a wide range of beers and larger at some of the lowest prices in the area while chef Piers Driver presides over a menu of traditional British fare that is given a bistro type of flair. Then too, managers Jessica Mawson and Tim Hourican are gracious hosts.
So, our jam couldn’t be in a more salubrious location and all jazz musicians and singers are most welcome to sit in with the house band. We run the whole gamut of jazz repertoire from trad through to bebop, blue note, Latin, funk and modern tunes and enjoy playing in every style.
Rhythm section players are encouraged to augment our regular cast of pianists led by Ben Gilbert, while Max Luthert and Sophie Alloway preside over the bass and drum sections, and I am always glad to enlist the aid of my fellow guitarists.
We are always pleased to welcome horn players of every variety to our jam. Duncan Eagles frequently hosts on tenor sax and other upcoming guest hosts include Bob McKay, Dave Harvey, Robert Goodhew, Piers Green, Sam Eagles and, on trumpets, Toby Nowell and Paul Jordanous. I am also looking forward to having guitarists Leo Appleyard and Dan Redding as guest hosts along with singers Tracy O’Conner and Patsy Gilbert nee’ Burns.
I intend to give guest host spots to all of my musician friends and hope to make many new friends at the Jam in Ham.