Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Silvershine Jazz Club


When Andy Hamilton sadly passed away this year and there were mentions of the arts cuts affecting Bearwood Jazz, welovebearwood were really concerned about the future of the jazz scene in Bearwood. 

But no....we needn't have worried because on Sunday morning an email popped up in the welovebearwood google mail from Paul and Kim Foad to say that jazz was back in Bearwood to stay.

"The late Andy Hamilton's regular Thursday evening jazz nights at the Corks Club in Bearwood is now up and running. As a tribute to Andy, the Bearwood Jazz club is going to be renamed after his first album, Silvershine.

Andy Hamilton

There will be an official launch of the Silvershine Jazz club on the 20th December, but in the mean time, we've got a programme of excellent local jazz artists, who have all been associated with Andy over the years. As part of Andy's legacy towards educating young musicians, we also intend to have regular jam sessions for anyone who would like an opportunity in playing in front of an audience."

The first Silvershine Jazz Club jam session is this week so to kick it off style why not bring your instrument and show off your talents down at Corks (558 Bearwood Road ) on Thursday night (18 October).  Everybody's welcome.

Paul and Kim also mentioned that "One not to miss on the 25th October is Graeme Hamilton, one of Andy Hamilton's sons, and a superb trumpeter, who has played with some of the world's top pop and jazz musician. Graeme Hamilton will be playing with a special guest band."

Graeme Hamilton playing his trumpet with Fine Young Cannibals

Here's the list of The Silvershine Jazz Club's future gigs:

18 Oct – Jam night with The Blue Notes

25 Oct – Graeme Hamilton with a special guest band

1 Nov – Henry Newman Band

8 Nov – The Blue Notes

15th Nov – Fred Webb Quartet

22 Nov – Out Of The Blue Jazz Orchestra

29 Nov – David Lloyd Henry & The Flat 5 Band

6th Dec – The Blue Notes

13th Dec - Definition Of Magic

20th Dec – The Blue Notes (Christmas Party / official relaunch)

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