We’ve been having a great summer. It’s always fun to be on a riverboat on a fine day. Having played at two college parties the day before, it was good to spend a Sunday afternoon just messing about on the river.
Looking forward to playing some classic(al) swing tomorrow night (Friday 12th April) upstairs at the Ashmolean Museum. We play 7pm-9pm, if you happen to be in Oxford. Alison Bentley – vocals Kevin Armstrong – guitar Phil Berry – double bass
Dear Jazz Menagerie fans, we’ve been having a fine autumn. It was great to be back at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford last week – and always a treat to have Alyn Shipton join us on bass. We’ve also been keeping our hand in the corporate scene with recent gigs for international law firm Weil … [Read more…]
Fine weather is not normally taken for granted in England, but so far this summer we’ve enjoyed some very fine gigs al fresco. Yesterday afternoon we had a perfect boat trip on the Thames. We’ve performed recently in shady college quads and in several open marquees. We did our French thing for Bastille Day, performed … [Read more…]
Great to play at the Ashmolean Museum’s rooftop restaurant last night – a lovely space, especially on a warm summer’s evening. It was especially nice to have Alyn Shipton on double bass (also known as BBC Radio 3 Jazz presenter) and to be playing to a full house. More like this, please.
We had a very enjoyable quartet gig this week at the Three Pigeons, Milton Common, Oxfordshire. Always good to play to a listening audience of jazz fans.
Nice to be back at Oriel College yesterday for their annual alumni afternoon tea.
Had a very nice New Year’s Eve at the Chequers in deepest Hertfordshire. Big thanks to Martin for booking the band again – also for feeding us so well! We’ve been kept busy with private parties – a 21st birthday party, works parties for Oxford University Press & the staff of JR hospital intensive care … [Read more…]
Getting a bit behind with the blogging! Suffice to say Jazz Menagerie had another fine summer of enjoyable gigs. Highlights include a jazz evening in a Cotswolds village hall, a surprisingly pleasant wake party in Oxfordshire, a number of Oxford college garden parties and a sunny outdoor wedding party in Hertfordshire. We’re now heading for … [Read more…]