CND concert 2021

CND concert 2021

CND concert 2021 Reflections on our 1924 show supporting the CND   Back in September 2021, we were lucky enough to be invited to join the Oxford Classic Jazz Band at a CND Benefit Concert. I confess to my shame that I am not an activist and my politics are...
Celebrating the Songs of 1924

Celebrating the Songs of 1924

Celebrating the Songs of 1924 The Songs of 1924? How do we know? We love putting together our annual variety show, which we always premiere at St Mary’s in Hay and then take to venues around the UK. We choose a year from between the wars – strictly...
Jazzers & Marriage….Hoarse & Carnage?

Jazzers & Marriage….Hoarse & Carnage?

Jazzers & Marriage….Hoarse & Carnage? The word  is a valid scrabble word.. Who knew? A musician who specializes in jazz music. We all know that when two or three jazzers are gathered together there is music. They don’t usually rehearse. They just...
Alan Barnes Interview

Alan Barnes Interview

Alan Barnes Interview So, tell me about jazz. Tell you about jazz? Yes. Well, it means a lot of different things to a lot of different people; but to me it means playing accessible music that involves some improvisation on recognisable themes. Recognisable themes?...