Michel also brought his friend Osca who is a great Cuban percussionist. which meant we had a nice texture of sound for the house band set.
During the jam Francesco also brought down a new london hand made bass constructed by Anaconda Bases, a company which recently was showcasing its new products at The London Bas Guitar show.
Finally it was a pleasure to have Sedik at the Hoxton Jam who was celebrating his birthday.
So last night we were very blessed to have Gareth Brown on drums and Trevor Joseph on keys. Both amazing players with such a positive approach to music.
The house band was on fire last night especially when they played Nils Lindgren version of Freedom Jazz Dance
(have a listen to the original here : http://open.spotify.com/track/4wY0T07P5wkM2wgmoTpKru)
Hopefully we will have next week’s Facebook event page up soon along with some videos of last week ! !
Even tho there was a tube strike people made there way to troy bar for a action packed Hoxton Jam .The venue suited the Jam really well, giving us more space for people to come in and enjoy the music and a slightly bigger stage for the musicians.
We were happy to see some new faces too .. including a sick drummer from Canada and a new Keyboard player who we haven’t seen on the scene before.
The House band consisted of a line up that really complemented each other by leaving musical space for one another exactly when needed .
This great line up included:
Last Wednesday we announced that The Hoxton Jam will have a new Home as of February, as we are moving to Troy Bar on the 5th of Feb !
We are really looking forward to working with Eddie (owner if Troy Bar) to create the the best place to be on a Wednesday night in London !
So this means next week is out last one at Road trip, and then we will be moving on to new heights at Troy Bar.
Also last Wednesday we had a new house drummer , Andre Silva, who was a fantastic fusion drummer. In addition to this we were really pleased to have Emanuele Baker on Bass.
As usual Oli Arlotto on Sax and Alexis Kraniou on Guitar did a great job of running the night too.
Last Wednesday was really busy and really hot.. unfortunately we think the air conditioning stopped working.
Alexis was left to manage the night on his own and booked a killer half Italian line up which consisted of Luca Faraone on bass, Alessio Barelli on drums and Marcin Geborek on sax.
We had some great guests including musicians who have played for Paloma faith, Professor Green, Blue and Tinie Tempah
Next week’s jam info is up on Facebook, hope to see you there!