Last week was a great night of jazz courtesy of vocalist Sara Oschlag. We had some guest guitarists sitting in, the wonderful Jason Henson tearing it up and Gypsy Jazz guitarist Matt Guez spicing things up. This week we have local trumpet sensation Jack Kendon. Jack is the son of well-known double bass player and jazz educationalist Adrian Kendon. I first met Jack some years ago at Chichester Jazz Course when he was a young 17 year old bebopper brimming with enthusiasm and potential. Since then he has completed his Jazz studies at Middlesex Uni and moved back to Brighton and plays in various settings around town. Jack can be found each Thursday at the Bristol Bar in Kemptown where he runs a fun night of jamming with special guests. He also plays in soul / hip hop group E.M.E – I saw them play a brilliant gig at the Hydrant, check them out whenever you can like at the Western Front on a Sunday night.
On bass duties we have Nick McGuigan, Loz Thomas on drums and me on guitar. Special guests will be sitting in. As usual the bar is open early from 7pm playing jazz classics with it filling out around 10pm. The band are on from 11pm until 1.30am with folk staying there until 4am – and it’s free entry all night. Next week 16th Feb we will be having Sax man Richard Beesley. For info visit the Brighton Blue Note’s website and check out what other music they have down there. The venue can be found underneath the Greenhouse Effect, 63 Church Rd, Hove.