The Jazz Salon – live music and chat at Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

I’m very excited to be launching my new session, The Jazz Salon. I’ve been mulling it over for a while now but, finally, it’s happening thanks to the wonderful team at Tomorrow’s Warriors and Ray’s Jazz. The Jazz Salon is hosted by my friend, journalist and broadcaster, Kevin Le Gendre who will have a conversation with our […]

Gary Crosby’s GROUNDATION – The Verdict: ‘explosive’!

A great review from Jazzwise (see below), but just wanted to say I had a fantastic time in Brighton last Friday playing at The Verdict Jazz Club with Groundation (Nathaniel Facey, Shirley Tetteh and Moses ‘Mobo’ Boyd). It was our privilege to be launching a brand new programme of jazz curated by the guys at New Generation Jazz. The Verdict is a lovely […]

Dennie Vidal Funeral – 4 November

Sharing details of the funeral of Jazz Jamaica’s former sound engineer, our brother in sound: Dennie Vidal. Still cannot believe he’s gone. One of the good guys. 11.00am on Wednesday 4 November Our Lady of Good Counsel Presbytery Bouverie Road Stoke Newington London N16 0AJ T: 020 8800 5250 The hearse will arrive at 28 […]

Coleridge Goode – Funeral and Celebration of Life – 6 Nov

James and Sandy Goode invite friends and fans of Coleridge to join them in celebrating their father’s long and fulfilling life. 100 and out. A life well lived. See below for details of the service. — A service to give thanks for the life of Coleridge Goode Time and date:  Friday 6th November, 3.45pm Location:         […]

RIP Dennie Vidal – Sound Engineer extraordinaire

‪#‎RIP‬ ‪#‎DennieVidal‬ Absolutely gutted to share the news about Jazz Jamaica’s former sound engineer, #DennieVidal who passed away this morning after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer. Just cannot believe it. He was just 51 years old. Coming on top of the death of ‪#‎RicoRodriguez‬, this is truly depressing news for all of us in […]

RIP Coleridge Goode 1914-2015

It is with the deepest sadness that I share the news of the passing of my very dear friend and mentor, the Jamaican bassist, Coleridge Goode. He died at his home in West London following a heart attack at 8pm on Friday 2 October. It was my great privilege to have celebrated his 100th birthday with Coleridge and his […]

Groundation at the Watermill

Great gig with my band, Groundation last night at Watermill Jazz Club. Thanks to all who came out to support, and to Kathryn Shackleton and the team for inviting us to play there. Really sorry we couldn’t bring Nathaniel Facey with us this time but, unfortunately, he had to ‘throw a sickie’ due to injuring his hand. Naturally, all the band wish him the […]

Crescent…Our Coltrane Cycle continues tonight at Foyles

Very happy to be playing with Denys (Baptiste), Rod (Youngs) and Joe (Armon-Jones) tonight (Fri 25 Sep, 6.30pm-7.30pm) in the Auditorium at Foyles. We’re performing one of my favourite albums, the meditative Coltrane classic: Crescent – precursor to A Love Supreme – and you can be sure we’ll be giving it everything we’ve got. It’s just a one-hour set so come early […]

Irie Jamaica Independence Celebration at SOLD OUT Hideaway Streatham

Plenty fun had by all at Jazz Jamaica’s Jamaican Independence Party at The Hideaway in Streatham on Saturday. Love and respect to our special guest, Myrna Hague from Jamaica and to Chicago bluesman, my friend Fernando Jones. I’m always happy to be back at this club. It’s like a home from home, even if it is on the opposite side […]