Trombonicle 46 / designs

This trombone has been hooting at full pelt with a band that is as energetic and joyous as it ever was: Snowboy & The Latin Section. In May the roof was raised in Billericay at The Players Lounge and then in Stroud at The Sub Rooms. This weekend, there’s a chance to catch the crew firing on all cylinders at a free festival in Barking.

The month kicks off with a series of gigs in beloved Hull, where I will be trying to coax two different bands to play some original tunes, some of which were written for various Hull festivals and other events. Videos will be made, and possibly shared.

An unusual event in the listing below is a book launch, not for a poetry book but a design book. No need to blather on about this here, but for those interested, there’s a new blog post: Metadesigning.

In the interests of joining more dots, let me mention that, beyond the odd snap included in these Trombonicles, there are other outlets for imagery: a few accounts on Instagram, if that’s your kind of thing.

The first one, @taylortrombone, enjoys photography for its own sake, with hardly any pictures of trombones.

The more recent @trombonepoetry has begun to document that project and will have videos as soon as that director’s chair has been mended.

The lamentably inactive Blowpipes Trombone Trio has a fledgling account  @blowpipestrombonetrio that has been recycling old gig photos.

Click Beetle @clickbeetletrio has a fine gallery of beetle drawings from our audiences. There are faint rumours of the odd gig later this year.

The Vintage Tea Dance Orchestra, currently reeking of mothballs, is also lurking @VintageTeaDance.

Mick Collins Legacy Jazz Orchestra has just joined: @mickcollinsjazz

Do have a rummage and say hello.

Wednesday 1 June, 20:00

Paul Taylor’s All What Jazz in Hull? : sextet with Paul Sharpless, Martin Jones, Gary Hammond, Peter Elsdon, José Canha

Hull Jazz

William Gemmell Ale House

507 Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 6EN

the authorThursday 2 June, 19:30

Away With Words 10th Anniversary:

spoken word open mic with readings from Better Late Than Sorry

Union Mash Up

22-24 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QA


Friday 3 June, 20:00

Jazzmakers Collective + Paul Taylor

Jazz@The Lairgate

Lairgate Hotel

30-34 Lairgate, Beverley, HU17 8EP

Saturday 4 June, 19:00

Snowboy & The Latin Section

Jazz East Jubilee

Barking Abbey Ruins

Barking, East London IG11 8AS

Mick Collins posterMonday 6 June, 20:00 doors, 20:30 start

Mick Collins Legacy Jazz Orchestra with guest Adam Glasser on harmonica and keyboard

Sundridge Park Working Mens Club and Institute

134 Burnt Ash Lane
Bromley BR1 5AF

Download the poster:



Mouth posterWednesday 8th June 19:00


Gabriel Keen : piano & keyboard
Mark Roberts : percussion
Mike Walter : saxophone & synthesiser
Paul Taylor : trombone

Hundred Years Gallery

13 Pearson St.

London E2 8JD

doors 18:00 | music 19:00 | entry £5

Thursday 16th June 13:00

Sugar Foot Strut: traditional jazz / guest trombonist touting a book

The Morden Arms

1 Brand Street

London SE10 8SP

free admission, real beer

Thursday 16th June, 18:30

Book launch for Metadesigning Designing in the Anthropocene

The Word Bookshop
New Cross, London SE14 6AF

Saturday 25th June, 20:00

Trombone Poetry

All That Jazz, Blues and Real Ale Festival 2022

Sheepcote Lane, Orpington, BR5 4ET


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