Jazz club in the old sweet factory was a real treat
Following an invitation from a jazz pianist friend, I went over to spend an evening at the New Orleans Jazz Club in Louth to hear some good old traditional jazz played by seven very talented musicians.
Having found my way to the Queen Street entrance, I climbed the stairs of what I am informed was an old sweet factory to find a hidden gem of a clubroom that has not been altered for what looked like 30 years!
An exciting evening of evergreens followed as band leader Brian Bowells (trumpet and vocals) kicked the first set off.
As is traditional all the front line took a solo – Fred Everell (clarinet/tenor) and Colin Gordon (trombone) followed by the rhythm section of Andrew Hall (piano), Christina Belton (bass), Geoff Morris (banjo) and Bill Trepleten on the drums and occasional vocals.
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All-in-all a fine evening of music and entertainment in a little gem of a club which is well worth a visit.
They are open every Saturday from 8pm to 11pm and although it is a members' club, visitors are welcome.
The Tony Giles All Stars – John Richmond (drums), Ed Hemsley (bass), Mark Ferguson (keyboards) and Thom Whitworth (trumpet and guitar) – took a new direction at The Bustard Inn this week with a far more funky jazz fusion sound than they have had of late, with music from the likes of Fred Wesley, Marco Parker and Pee wee Ellis, who were the 'horns' in the great world renowned James Brown Band.
From the moment the five-piece began their first set with Blue Bossa the tone of the evening was set and never let up till its conclusion with the 1972 Stevie Wonder tune Superstition.
Other tunes to get the treatment were from the former Glasgow-based Average White Band with Pick Up The Pieces, Pee wee Ellis with Chicken and a personal tribute from Tony to Prince, who he recently saw on a visit to Las Vegas with Purple Rain.
A great evening of something different from an exciting line up – more please!