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Keep in touch for jazz dates and venues in the Swindon area. Please note that the blogger (who set this site up for Dave Knight) receives information second-hand and lives on the other side of the country! More information on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Knights/544313058974889

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Jazz Review SHOWTIME.

                             Ian Bateman Quartet 18th September 

The expression the joint was jumping was certainty applicable at Baker Street's most recent
evening.The venue was packed with a audience of Swindon's most ardent jazz fans eager to
hear the celebrated quartet of jazz musicians assembled for the gig. This week's group the
Ian Bateman quartet featured Swindon's own top UK jazz trombonist from Acker Bilk's
Paramount Jazz Band. Also from Acker's band bassist John Day. Powerhouse drummer
Nick Millwood kept the quartet swinging. The quartet was completed with one of the UK's
finest pianists Craig Millverton, playing some outstanding piano.
The group opened the evening's performance with When the Saints Go Marching In. Another
highlight of the evening was the appearance of former Swindonian, now living in Nottingham,
Rachel Pennell with a beautiful rendition of Hoagy Carmichael's The Nearness Of You. The
quartet finished the evening with Billy Strayhorn's Take The A Train.
The next jazz gig, Tuesday 25th of September 8.30-11.00 Admission FREE, is a tribute to
Strayhorn featuring Dom Frank's Strayhorn Project.
The next jazz showcase at Bakers Street is on 23th of October featuring the exhilarating and
award winning Nigel Price Organ Trio as part of a autumn tour of the UK. 
Jazz Music is presented every Sunday lunch at 1.00 and Tuesday Evening at 8.30 at Baker
Street. Admission FREE.    

                                                                                                   DAVID KNIGHT  

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