Swing into spring with Sportiello, Peps et al




Rossano Sportiello25 March 2011

Britain's mainstream mainman Brian Peerless and colleagues have assembled a blitz of the best in swinging jazz for April and May:

Rossano Sportiello (pictured, by Gordon Sapsed)
Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hants with Dave Chamberlain & Matt Home 023 8061 3989 (20 April), Harri’s Jazz, Bagster House, Walton Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex with Dave Green & Steve Brown 01784 43596 (21), The Missing Sock, Newmarket Road, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge (solo) 01223 293068 (22), Small’s, Caxton Arms, North Gardens, Brighton, Sussex duo with Ken Peplowski 01273 725 866 (28), Norwich Jazz Party, Holiday Inn Norwich Airport (30-2 May).

Ken Peplowski
Ilminster, Somerset with Craig Milverton Trio (23 April), Budleigh Salterton, Devon with Craig Milverton Trio (24), Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hants with Scott Hamilton, John Pearce, Dave Green & Steve Brown 023 8061 3989 (27), Small’s, Caxton Arms, North Gardens, Brighton, Sussex duo with Rossano Sportiello 01273 725 866 (28), Norwich Jazz Party (30-2 May).

Scott Hamilton
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1 with John Pearce, Dave Green & Steve Brown 08456 027017 (22-25 April), Concorde Club,Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hants with Ken Peplowski, John Pearce, Dave Green & Steve Brown 023 8061 3989 (27), Norwich Jazz Party (30-2 May).

Houston Person
Norwich Jazz Party (30 April-2 May), Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hants with John Pearce, Dave Green & Steve Brown 023 8061 3989 (4 May).

Howard Alden/Jeanne Gies*
Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath* 01241 872333 (16 April), Spike’s Place, Hadleigh Hall, Rectory Road, Hadleigh, Essex* with Simon Woolf  01245 420475 (19), Le Quecumbar, 42 Battersea High Street, London SW11 with Simon Woolf 0207 787 2227*(20), Saffron Walden, Essex with Simon Woolf* 01245 420475 (21), PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1with Daryl Sherman & Dave Green 08456 027017 (26), Seven Artspace, Harrowgate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds* 0113 2626777 (28), Norwich Jazz Party*(30-2 May), Va’ Pensiero, Gregories Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks * with Simon Woolf 01494 674046 (2), 606 Club, Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 020 7352 5953* (5), Tiplow Village Hall, Tiplow, Cambridge with Jim Mullen & Simon Woolf (7), Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex with Simon Woolf* 01245 606505 Lunchtime (8), New Woking Jazz Circle, All Saints, Woodham Lane, Horsell, Surrey* with Dave Green 01932 406242 evening (8).

Daryl Sherman
BJF International Jazz Festival, Swallow Hotel, Old Harlow 01279 420246 (23 April), PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1 with Howard Alden & Dave Green 08456 027017 (26), Grimsby Jazz , Stamford Sports Club, Clee Road, Grimsby, Lincolnshire with Dave Green 01472873730 (28), Norwich Jazz Party (1-2 May), The Green Man, Wroxham Road, Rackheath, Norwich 01603 413443 (3), Pheasantry, London (5), Torfaen Jazz, Open Hearth Inn, Wern Road, Sebastopol, Pontypool, Wales 01495 763752 (6), Taliesin Arts Centre, University of Wales, Swansea 01792 296883 (7), Chapel Arts Centre, St James Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, Somerset  01225461700 (8).

More from Brian on 020 6346 5120.


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