It’s always a great evening when we play for the lovely people at Steyning Jazz Club, they really go for our take on the vintage sound of the ‘Hot Club Of France’. Our concert in May was no exception, a full house once again! I’ve had the pleasure of playing there in a couple of Gypsy jazz bands intermittently since 1998 and once a year under the name of the JONNY HEPBIR QUINTET since 2012.
There was a great write-up in the local papers advertising the event and our ‘awesome musical cake’.
We played loads of the new tunes in mix n’ match combos as a Trio, Quartet, instrumental Quartet, and Quintet. When you’re playing regularly at a venue, even once a year, it’s good to keep the band on it’s toes with fresh material.
The sad news of the night was that organisers, our friends, the adorable Denis Cummings and his wife Susan, were stepping down as directors. But that was mainly with all the admin tasks even though they’ll be staying on as advisors. Not a bad innings at 23 years service to local jazz. Hat’s off to you both, bravo!
Here’s Denis during his traditional introduction of the band.
Here’s a shot of the Quartet playing, unfortunately we didn’t get one of the Quintet but I hear there’s one on the way.
One of the first Quartet tunes we played was ‘Meglio Stasera’ from the ‘Pink Panther’ film. This has become a popular tune to play when we perform at weddings, corporate events and private parties. Here’s our version from the new video series!
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