November News catch up 2

We’re just recovering from our BIG weekend.
Nottingham with ARQ, St Mary’s Old Church with Norma Winstone & Emily Remembered and our London Jazz Festival stage ‘takeover’ on Sunday afternoon. Yes, Blow the Fuse programming 5 bands (one was an impromptu set with Roz Harding – on very good form). A varied, interesting afternoon of music with some great original writing. It was all wonderful.

Starting with a Jazz & Gender panel discussion. Yes, there should be more women involved in Jazz. We’ve been saying it for 25+ years – well, it’s about time the other big festivals took note and.. And.. YES please book more women.
There is now a new generation of great players joining our ranks and there is absolutely no excuse to see yet another festival announcing its almost entirely all male programme as Deirdre did this morning!

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Public nominations for the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards open on the 17th November, close on the 12th Dec.

Can you think of anyone? Ahem…. VOTES FOR WOMEN

Moving on as the magnificent ARQ hit the water this week at St Austell Bosun’s Thursday 26th and Exeter Barnfield Theatre Friday 27th and The Vortex Jazz Club next Wednesday 3 December.
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Led by Alison Rayner, the group are now in full flow. This is their LAST LONDON gig for several months.
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ARQ were also on Jazz Record Requests last Saturday – you can listen again on the iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04prk8k

Did you know ARQ is an acronym for Alison Rayner Quintet? Of course you did!
Did you know that Deirdre Cartwight is an anagram for Gitar Wretch did err?
Let us know if you have a better one from your name!

Christmas is coming – 
here’s the Christmas present that friends will really appreciate.
When all the shopping, cooking, decorating and work is over again – ask yourself. Did I really go to a great party and dance to some of my all time favourite songs? This year book tickets for the Electric Landladies for you and some friends. Presents sorted!
It is such a joyous evening. Old favourites, new sing a longs and a real laugh and dance.

Friday 19th December
 one of London’s best live groups
THE ELECTRIC LANDLADIES return to Chats Palace.
Year after year this great evening of festive fun and dancing sells out..
Laka Daisical vocals/kbd, Sarah Pritchard vocals/perc, Deirdre Cartwright/guitar
Diane McLoughlin kbd/sax, Alison Rayner bass/voc, Ann Day drums

Tickets have just gone on sale. Book online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/297076

November 2014 catch up with the news

Such a lot going on this month. ARQ are touring the UK, LUND have a mini tour of Cornwall and then…

Deirdre leads her trio at two North London local gigs.
Yes, the thrill is gone – I’m sorry, I’ll read that again. The grill is on, for some great food and a mix of some beautiful originals and standards.
Book a seat for Ajani Grill  289 Hornsey Road N19 020 7272 5566. Music 8pm
Fri 14 Nov Jan’s Bar, N16 Deirdre Cartwright Trio with Diane McLoughlin guesting on sax. 8.30pm for a seat.

Calling Nottingham! Alison Rayner steps out from behind the double bass to lead her super combo ARQ.
They’re all packing into the Ford Transit and steaming up the M1 to JazzTrane. Our tour gigs have been such fun with the group really opening out and making the most of Alison’s great compositions. Let your friends in Nottingham know about this.
If you’re not on the ARQ tour lines or have missed the London gigs; why not buy the new CD?
http://www.blowthefuse.com/albums/august/

Thurs 20 Nov ARQ on tour JazzTrane, Nottingham http://www.themazerocks.com/gig/jazztrane-alison-rayner-quintet

OK here’s the BIG WEEKEND.

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014
Friday 21 November Vocal jazz legend Norma Winstone MBE with Nikki Iles and Mark Lockheart and support from Emily Remembered.
One of the UK’s most celebrated singers, Norma Winstone is performing at St Mary’s Old Church in Stoke Newington.
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014, this will be a memorable concert set in the candlelit medieval church and filmed for Mezzo/Arte Euro TV channels.
Right now, she is at the peak of her form…there is no jazz singer in the country to touch her.
Alyn Shipton, The Times
Emily Remembered: Deirdre Cartwright, Kathy Dyson guitars with Sarah P vocal.
Doors 7.45pm Lovely bar drinks at reasonable prices but no food.
Book tickets now http://www.wegottickets.com/event/282799

Sunday 23 November Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre. Free all afternoon.
Blow the Fuse presents
2pm Chelsea Carmichael Quartet,
3.15pm Deirdre Cartwright/Baluji Shrivastav Ensemble,
4.45pm Roz Harding’s Wave
6pm ARQ

12.45 Panel discussion Jazz & Gender with Professor George McKay, Deirdre Cartwright, Gary Crosby OBE and Roz Harding.

Finally we’d love to tell you more about TWIYO, The Word is Your Oyster at the Russet on Nov 17 with
Christine Tobin, Phil Robson, LUND, Kim Wei, Annie Whitehead, Jennifer Maidman and Ruby Thompson.
Hosted by Sarah P but we’ve run out of space.

Just time to flag up LOOK MUMMY LOOK….
Friday 19th December one of London’s best live groups THE ELECTRIC LANDLADIES return to Chats Palace.
Year after year this great evening of festive fun and dancing sells out..
Laka Daisical vocals/kbd, Sarah Pritchard vocals/perc, Deirdre Cartwright/guitar
Diane McLoughlin kbd/sax, Alison Rayner bass/voc, Ann Day drums

Tickets have just gone on sale. Book online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/297076

LUND album launch HACKNEY

The Word is your Oyster & Blow the Fuse Records present

LUND SarahP, Deirdre Cartwright, Ann Day
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Annie Whitehead and Jennifer Maidman
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Ruby Thompson

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The Russet Art Café, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT
Doors 7.30 1st set 8pm  

£7.00 advance £8.00/£5.00 conc on the door
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/289524

Buy one get one half price cocktails and beers before 9.00pm and lovely food and cakes!

Buy album Flawed Heroine at the gig
or order online: http://lundband.bandcamp.com/album/flawed-heroine

EFG London Jazz Festival dates

Friday 21 November

St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St N16 Norma Winstone with Nikki Iles and Mark Lockheart.
Plus Emily Remembered: Deirdre Cartwright, Kathy Dyson and guest vocal from Sarah P.

Sunday 23 November

We’ve programmed the QEH front room stage. Bands are Chelsea Carmichael Quartet, Deirdre Cartwright/Baluji Shrivastavar ensemble, Roz Harding’s Wave and Alison Rayner’s ARQ. Music begins 2 pm and continues all afternoon til 7pm. Great atmosphere and it’s free.

ARQ + Element: VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, Wednesday 2nd Jul

VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
Wednesday 2nd Jul 2014 20:00

ARQ  A winner of the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Award for 2013, bass player and composer Alison Rayner leads this contemporary jazz quintet.
Original compositions draw on a love for lyrical melodies, deep grooves and influences from folk, funk and Latin.

Diane McLoughlin saxophone, Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Steve Lodder piano, Buster Birch drums.

With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability, she clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.”Digby Fairweather

Plus Flo Moore’s Element with Ralph Wyld and Rod Oughton.

Buy tickets online:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/276743

Bookings: 020 7254 4097 Online: www.vortexjazz.co.uk
Doors 8pm

The Vortex Jazz Club 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH
Bookings: 020 7254 4097 Online: www.vortexjazz.co.uk

Great gig last night in St Mary’s old church with Annie Whitehead playing her socks off!

We were once again sold out. The 22 piece world music workshop big band played a terrific set, numbers from Bhundu Boys, Don Drummond and some great original arrangements. Annie’s quartet featured the groove of Jennifer Maidman and Liam Genocky and the fluid lines of Steve Lodder. We’ll be back at the old church in the Autumn.

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On Friday 13th of June 2014…..

The last of our double bills at St Mary’s Old Church and we have world renowned trombone player Annie Whitehead leading her own quartet and also, for the first set, leading a 20 piece big band made up of many local musicians of all ages.

This will be a fun and exuberant finale to our St Mary’s season.
1989 – 2014 Celebrating the 25th anniversary year of Blow the Fuse

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Trombone virtuoso with South African and ska influences.
with Steve Lodder keyboards, Jennifer Maidman bass, Liam Genockey drums.

“Funk rubs shoulders with reggae, rhythm and blues as well as jazz –  effortless, unpretentious, direct and groovy.”
One of the UK’s brightest and most versatile trombone players, Annie Whitehead has played on over 50 albums

“The Sly and Robbie of British brass, the woman everyone turns to when they want a class trombone player”

Plus
World Music Workshop Big Band. 
An exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, african and latin grooves, under the leadership of Annie Whitehead. Repertoire includes tunes by Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Duke Ellington and Diane McLoughlin.

St Marys Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES
Online bookings:http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274969
Doors 8pm First set 8.45pm £10 (£8 concessions available on the door only)