chronicle: summer 2015

Here’s the chronicle for the summer, and an imminent date.

For various reasons, trombone poetry has been shamefully inactive recently but is back in action again now.

In May there was a surprising invitation to perform at a couple of events for Croydon Comedy Festival. One gig was in the spacious back yard of The Oval Tavern, to a large, friendly crowd and one dog. The second, inside the pub, was less lively, the dog being otherwise engaged. Jenny Lockyer sang her deranged songs, and Tania Edwards, posh yet louche, delivered the salt & pepper stand-up. An even more surprising invitation means that the same pack of three will perform again next month.tp.oval.comedy

There was also a visit to Whitechapel’s glorious Indo Bar, in cahoots with Terry Edwards’ Near Jazz Experience, a joint effort that will also be rebooted next month.

In July, trombone poetry headed for the coast, to perform in a large tent, handily equipped with a bar, on the Royal Esplanade in Ramsgate. The occasion was the Ramsgate Seaside Fair. The odd nautical poem was launched, with musical offerings such as Brown Ale Blues, pinched from the repertoire of Click Beetle.

Click Beetle, a trio with Paul Hookham and Ayo Akintonwa, has been taking up more time and attention this year, with dozens of new compositions being played at a monthly residency and other places. Please subscribe if you’d like to keep track.

As an unusual warm-up for Sunday 27th September, this trombone will be at Ronnie Scott’s from the 23rd to the 26th with Loose Tubes.

Next event:

Sunday 27 September 14:00 – 17:00

trombone poetry + jam session

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