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Trombonicle 49 / onwards & outwards

Photo by Jon Archdeacon

What an honour it was to be with the augmented Roberta Pla Latin Jazz Ensemble for a weekly residency at CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden. Four great gigs with the maestro.

There were some optimistic discussions about trying to resume another residency, with Click Beetle, at the wonderful Scooter Caffè but we have learned to our dismay that the venue has now permanently closed. We must search elsewhere.

However, as indicated last month, Mike Walter’s band, MOUTH, will be resuming its monthly residency at Hundred Years Gallery. This unique venue near Hoxton Station is also kindly stocking a few copies of Better Late Than Sorry. MOUTH aims to make a recording this autumn.

The Yiddish Twist Orchestra emerged from hibernation to agitate the hoofers at Towersey Festival. There are some promising murmurings of new developments for this temporarily shy ensemble. The trombonist has even offered a new song.

Nolita Golding presented an incredible band, directed by Alex Wilson, for her Soulful Latin Live Experience at Pizza Express in Holborn. The rocket has been launched.

Right at the end of this month, we return to Scaledown, an irregular haunt for trombone poetry since September 2004. See you there!


In July, Robots Rebooted spoke of the clanking success of Robots as it clattered to the top of the Robotics chart on Amazon. The second edition achieved the same fleeting result but was eventually displaced by more humdrum books. What can be done?


SEPTEMBER DATES : please click links for more details.

Be ready: Better Late Than Sorry will of course be available at all these events.


Monday 5th September, 20:00 doors, 20:30 start

Mick Collins Legacy Jazz Orchestra

Sundridge Park Working Mens Club and Institute

134 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley BR1 5AF

Download the poster:

MCMJO.poster.Sundridge.2022


Wednesday 14th September, 19:00

MOUTH – improvising ensemble comprising some of these players:

Alan Wakeman : saxophones
Gabriel Keen : piano & keyboard
Mark Roberts : percussion
Mike Walter : saxophone & synthesiser
Paul Taylor : trombone
Lu Edmonds : cumbus

Hundred Years Gallery

13 Pearson St., London E2 8JD

doors 18:00 | music 19:00 | entry £5


Thursday 15th September, 20:30

Snowboy & The Latin Section

PIZZA EXPRESS LIVE

99 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LF

Bring your own garlic.


Friday 30th September, 19:00

Trombone Poetry + Arthur Clark Collective + K.S. and the Mystery Jet Set: + Swilly + Gardyloo Spew + Monika Tobel + ?

SCALEDOWN #163

The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, London W1W 6DL