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/
Great to be back at The Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe, Wiltshire this Christmas. It was the fifth year in a row we’ve performed there – a really quaint old hotel. Always a treat to play there and the quintet were on excellent form. For New Year’s Eve it was up to Buckinghamshire where we … [Read more…]
A big thanks to actor/director Ian Flintoff for having us play at a bash last week in Oxford. Anyone who’s been in Prime Suspect is all right by me!
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…]