Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald

We very much enjoyed taking part in a brilliant gig celebrating the centenary of Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday. Alison Bentley sang a selection of some the songs Ella sang so well, including Midnight Sun, Autumn Leaves and What is This Thing Called Love? https://www.facebook.com/cahootsjazzcollective/

Jazz and the Law

It was a pleasure to perform some laid-back swing last week at Freeths Solicitors – our favourite Oxford law firm! – for an award ceremony. Jazz improvisation mostly follows the laws of functional harmony, sort of; but on the other hand, it goes best if you don’t analyse it too much. Anyway, there’s always a … [Read more…]