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Here is your regular update on what is about to happen at Googlies.

August 24th: Simon Spillett – saxophones.  Simon’s list of awards recognise, among other things, a best album, his work as a leading saxophonist, best jazz book and his services to jazz, which goes a small way to indicating the breadth of talent and versatility that he possesses.  Simon’s playing is, at once, dynamic, creative & thoughtful and his performances never fail to enthral.

August 31st: Anita Wardell – vocals.  Famed for her improvisation skills and a marvellous repertoire that includes many vocalese versions of classic jazz pieces, Anita’s singing offers her audiences a rare mixture of supreme talent and a wonderfully engaging approach.  With the ability to deliver driving bebop material combined with sensitive handling of ballads, it was no surprise to anyone who has heard her, that in 2006 Anita received the prestigious BBC ‘Best of Jazz’ award.  Having recently spent much time working in Australia and New York, we are delighted to welcome Anita back to Googlies where she has long been one of our favourite guests.

September 7th: Dave O’Higgins – tenor sax.  This internationally renowned saxophonist will be delivering jazz of the very highest quality with a style that is simultaneously melodic, fluent and inventive.   If you’d like to know why Dave has performed with Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Darius Brubeck, Clark Tracey, Jamie Cullum, Jason Rebello and many, many more; come along and you will understand.

September 14th: Terry Smith – guitar.  An award winning guitarist since the 60s, Terry commands a technique ‘to die for’ plus a feel for jazz and blues that is exquisite.  From his early work that earned him countless ‘Best British Guitarist’ awards, through the time with the jazz-fusion band ‘IF’ right up to the present, Terry has always been a much loved and admired musician.  At Googlies, Terry is renowned for saying nothing over the microphone; he talks through his guitar and, using that medium alone, he has more than enough to say that is well worth hearing.

September 21st: An evening with the Googlies house quartet.  In response to many requests we are presenting a programme of jazz from our house quartet, giving you chance to hear and appreciate some of our band’s favourite pieces.  This will feature the superb Bill Yeomans on an array of saxophones & flute, the delightful Hilary Cameron on piano and vocals and the inimitable Wally Shaw on bass, now back to full fitness and top form.

September 28th: Andy Panayi – saxophones and flute. An exceptionally gifted musician, Andy is always in great demand to appear at venues across the UK and Europe as well as featuring on recordings in his own name and with bandleaders such as Alan Barnes, Steve Waterman and many others.  If you are not familiar with Andy’s melodic style and wonderful sound, this is a great opportunity to remedy that; if you are, you’ll need no persuading to come along.

Entrance for all events (unless marked *) is 7.00 for Members and 10.00 for visitors.

There is a 50% reduction for students at all events.

It is highly advisable (and helpful) if you make reservations before attending and essential if supper is required.  Reservations can be made by e-mail at googliesjazz@btinternet.com or by telephone to 020 – 8350 3541

I look forward to seeing you in the near future

Best regards

J.J.

 

 

Our venue is at Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield EN2 8AS
For Reservations - Tel : 020 8350 3541 or Email : googliesjazz@btopenworld.com