|Sign for the Heads Up Jazz Jam|
A new venue in Herne Hill SE24 has caught the eyes, ears and affections of Stephen Graham. He writes about OFF THE CUFF:
There’s a real buzz about Herne Hill spot Off the Cuff. The music venue featuring two spaces housed in what was an old timber yard close to the thundering railway lines has Kamasi Washington playing in July (9th – he is also appearing on that day at the Sunfall Festival in Brockwell Park) and is fast building a grass roots following with a Monday night jam and regular musician friendly nights across genres.
|Chloe Edwards and Tony Porter|
Run by Geordie music fan Tony Porter, and booked by Chloe Edwards (pictured) Off the Cuff under the arches set back from Herne Hill’s popular Railton Road, has good sightlines and an easy intimacy, the free entry Monday jazz jam, which has been running for a couple of years, exuding a welcoming vibe to punters and musicians alike. Up and coming singer Becky Handley, a Polly Gibbons in the making, one of the new talents you’ll hear, is a regular guest with the house band. One to discover south of the river.
ADDRESS: Arch 645, 301-303 Railton Rd, Herne Hill SE24 0JN
PHONE: 07853 476235