Come out next Saturday at 1pm-4pm and join us for our new jam session! Lots of excellent young musicians in the house at RichMix! Check it out…
Oh nooooooooooo!!! We have bad news…at least it’s bad news if you don’t already have a ticket…our Jazz Jamaica Christmas Party on Saturday 12 December at our favourite club, The Hideaway in Streatham is completely SOLD OUT!!!! They can’t even squeeze a sneeze into the building, never mind another human being as the gig is RAM, CHOKKA, FULL UP, PROPER SOLD OUT!!! Which is a shame because it means loads of people will miss our very special guest…the legendary Winston ‘Mr Fix It’ Francis!
So, sadly, unless you’re planning to be in Mexico this weekend, you’ve missed your chance to catch us this side of 2015. But, if you do just happen to be in Guadalajara on 6 December, you can catch us there, closing the 9 day Guadalajara International Book Festival – a cultural festival in which the UK is the Guest of Honour in 2015, and which brings to a close a year-long celebration of cultural, educational and business exchanges between the UK and Mexico. #UKMX2015
For those who did manage to get tickets to our Christmas Party, we’re all looking forward to a great gig (as always at The Hideaway!) and to helping you skank your way into the festive holiday season.
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 little venue, and what the it lacks in size was made up by the enthusiasm of our sold out audience!
Earlier in the day Nat and I led a workshop at BIMM where we came across a number of very talented young musicians. Maybe we’ll see some of them at Tomorrow’s Warriors…
Peace and love to Jack Kendon and Co at New Generation Jazz for organising it all. And best of luck to you guys for the rest of the series. We look forward to coming back sometime – it’s a great gig.
Meantime, here’s that great review I mentioned from our friends at Jazzwise Magazine – thanks guys!
In the practice of Rastafari, a Grounation is a musical and motivational meeting-up of the community – part prayer meeting, part drumming circle, part mentoring session, it’s the means by which the core values of the group are re-examined and reinvigorated, and its traditions upheld and passed down. Gary Crosby’s Groundation is happening in Brighton tonight…for an evening of exploration, affirmation and conversation.
What follows is an explosive, wide-ranging four-way exposition on the state of jazz today, (and the shape of jazz to come). Read on…
Photos courtesy of New Generation Jazz.
11.00am on Wednesday 4 November
Our Lady of Good Counsel
London N16 0AJ
T: 020 8800 5250
The hearse will arrive at 28 Harcombe Road StokeNewington London
N16 0SA at 10.30, and make its way to the Church for 11.00am
Then a gathering to celebrate the life of Dennie Vidal will take place at around 2.00pm at
(Off the Lea Bridge Road)
The family do not want flowers but instead would like a small donation for St Joseph Hospice. A collection will take place at the venue.
See you there.
Also check out the nice tribute from the guys at John Henry’s
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.
#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 Jazz Jamaica.
Don’t have a photo of him at this time – will try to root one out – but those who worked with him will be deeply upset to hear about his passing. We’re awaiting news of the funeral arrangements.
Rest in deep musical peace, Brother Dennie. You will be greatly missed. Peace and love.
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 wonderful family last November, and I’d really hoped we would be marking his 101st with him this year. Sadly this was not to be.
I’ll write in more detail soon, but just wanted to share this very sad news with friends and fans of Coleridge.
My heartfelt condolences go to Coleridge’s children – daughter, Sandy and son, James. And coming not so long after the passing of Coleridge’s beautiful wife, Gertrude (23 June 2015) makes this all the more sad.
If you’d like to leave a message of condolence, please feel free to do so here under ‘Comments’ or you can use the Coleridge Goode Facebook Page set up for his 100th birthday – I’ll be passing on any messages to Coleridge’s family directly.
Rest in sweet musical peace my dear, dear friend, Coleridge. We are all going to miss you.