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Young Jazz Synergy Weekend & Guildhall in Focus

Friday 19 May – Sunday 21 May Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, London SE11 4RN, 020-7582 6800 The world loves competitions these days, and it seems people aren’t interested unless there are judges whirling round in big red chairs. But music really isn’t

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Gareth Lockrane with JLT Review

Thanks to Sammy Stein for writing this review/interview. On a corner of a main road in the busy, noisy borough of Kennington, London, sits an unassuming building, easy to walk past but turn in and you find yourself in the

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Little Niles

Somebody recently sent me this video clip of the band doing a Randy Weston number last year. It’s a great tune and deserves to be played more often. Tony Kofi (as), Jason Lyon (p), Henry Gilbert (b), Joel Prime (d)

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Benet McLean with JLT Review

Thanks to Stephen Graham at Marlbank for this writeup of last week’s gig with the downright special Mr McLean. If you stick the words “jazz” and “violin” together, most people will be mentally transported to a Parisian boîte with Honeysuckle

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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec

A while ago, in a brasserie far, far away… THE FOURTHS AWAKEN Darth Vegfryer – Head Chef Florent Regent Count Orderticket  – Oliver Regent Kylo Knobtwiddler – Maitre d’ Nolan Regent Cantina Band and crew of the Millennium Lazybird: Dave O’Higgins (tenor sax) Steve Fishwick (trumpet) with

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Wednesday Gig/Jam


We play every Wednesday night, 9 to 12.30, at Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington, South London. It starts as a gig then becomes a jam. We welcome and accommodate all, but please do have a squizz at Thoughts from the Piano Chair of a Jam Session.
Illustration by Sue Harding

June guest soloists
7 Sara Dowling voc
14 Ed Riches gtr
21 Duncan Eagles tenor
28 Tom Ridout tenor

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