Oxjam Dalston held a launch party at the Tipsy Bar, though no data on the sobriety or otherwise of the other performers are available, due to trombone poetry arriving only for the finish, after a four-train odyssey from Essex. More to come in October.
Southwark Arts Forum presented a literary evening at Woolfson & Tay bookshop, featuring trombone poetry, Sophia Buchuck, Yolanda Mercy, Adele Carden and Mars Willis. Participants were asked to respond to the event’s mysterious title, Awaken Words: trombone poetry offered a new poem to replace a baffled expression. A generous review has been posted on SAF’s site. Omitted was the remarkable moment when a solo performer showed how you could sing and be out of sync with your own accompaniment. A night to remember.
Trumpet star Neil Waters put together a day’s worth of memorable stuff in aid of Meningitis UK. The Big Easy Bash bounced along at The Portland Arms in Cambridge, with brilliant performances from Scarlett Rae and The Cherry Reds, Delta Tom Colborn, The Brass Funkeys, StumbleCol, Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti. In between the turns, and pints of mild, trombone poetry offered a selection of poems, perverbs and foundlings in five easy installments. It was an honour.
Saturday 31 August 20:00 – late
trombone poetry + Tumbaito (Latin jazz)
Williams Cumberbatch & Tumbaito
10-piece band ft. Oswaldo Chacon
Marcus Begg (London’s Neo-Soul Legend)
London Afro-Latin All-Stars featuring:
Luzmira Zerpa (Venezuela/Family Atlantica)
Hernando Arias (Colombian Accordion Wizard)
Carlos Kantikena (Peruvian Flute Master)
Emeris Solis (Colombian Percussion Maestro)
Dave Pattman (UK Percussionist – guest with Buena Vista Social Club)
Williams Cumberbatch (Venezuelan Percussionist)
+ more special guests!
Yam Who? (ISM Records/Midnight Riot)
Jake Holloway (BBE Records)
1 Richmond Road
free before 9pm, £8 after