The thoughts of Chairman Bruce
Most months, Bruce's commentary on gigs past, gigs to come and other KJC matters is circulated via e-mail to members and other interested parties.
F and H were just as good, if not better, than we expected from previous experience over the last two years. With the same lineup as last year, their sound sported fuller harmonies partly because of more rehearsal plus quite a few gigs on the run up to Kendal, and also Ewan Bleach favouring saxes over clarinet. He played more alto as the lead instrument, but his rich baritone sound was much to the fore, giving great depth ,to the ensembles. All the rest of the band were completely up to scratch, and that, plus a raft of new material, made for a really great evening. They will be back next year - possibly with a larger band.
February 12th sees the return of Hotcha!, one of our favourite gypsy jazz groups. Leader Jon Moore on guitar and the talented Heath Lavery on violin join with Alan Pill, top NW rhythm guitarist, and the justly ubiquitous Ed Harrison on bass to provide an evening of Hot Club music with some intriguing later material.