Trombonicle 58 / flow

palatial facilitiesIt wasn’t exactly press-ganging, but there we were again at very short notice, this time with the great violinist Omar Puente, bobbing on the pontoon with a fresh cargo of Latin Jazz and the odd poem. There was the inevitable frenzied swarm of literary types clamouring for autographed copies of the book, many losing their footing and succumbing to the merciless turmoil of the River Lea. As ever, the St Austell’s Cornish Stout was a great replenisher and we moved on.

A Bigger MOUTH continued its wondrous monthly residency at the Hundred Years Gallery with even more inventiveness and the welcome support of a keen throng and St Peter’s Old Style Porter. The forthcoming album is delayed due to backlogs in vinyl pressing factories. We are considering shellac.

The John Bennett Band blew new life into historic originals at The Eleanor Arms. If you missed it, we’ll be back on November 26th. Let’s hope the Whitstable Bay Pale Ale will still be on tap.

Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra played at a sun-scorched festival aptly surrounded by the crumbling relics of Bishop’s Waltham Palace. A bottle of water would have been nice.

Oh to be in England, and so forth.

Better Late Than Sorry: paperbackJULY GIGS



Paperbacks at all these events!

Sunday 2 July

Snowboy & The Latin Section


Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex, BN8 6SX

Monday 3 July, 20:00 doors, 20:30 start / free admission this month!

Mick Collins Legacy Jazz Orchestra

Sundridge Park Working Mens Club and Institute

134 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley BR1 5AF

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Sunday 9 July, 14:30

Forty Feet Forward (big band with original repertoire)

Fellowship Inn

Randlesdown Rd, London SE6 3BT

Wednesday 12  July 19:00 start

A Bigger MOUTH

– improvising ensemble:

Gabriel Keen : piano & keyboard
Mark Roberts : percussion
Paul Taylor : trombone
Lu Edmonds : cumbus
Mike Walter : sax, synthesizer

Hundred Years Gallery

13 Pearson St., London E2 8JD

near Hoxton Overground Station

Friday 14  July 

Tumbaito (Latin Jazz) + other bands


98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN

near Hackney Wick Overground Station

Saturday 22 July, 19:30

Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra


The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FH

Friday 28 July, 18:00 – 21:00

Trombone Poetry (short set) + sundry turns


Deli Felice
40 Albion Street
Rotherhithe SE16 7JQ

free admission

Sunday 30 July, 20:00

Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra



Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG


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