Last week we were surprised to see a few well known good musicians pop down to the jam.
Firstly AJ Brinkman came down, who is a multi instrumentalist and can be found playing in the Westend, cruze ships, Top london jazz bars, Big Bands, and any other place you can imagine.
in addition to this we had pop drummer Dwayne Stanford and hard working guitarist Mafro get up and play a few songs.
Last Wednesday we had a relatively big house band with Chris Caulfield on Trumpet and Joel Ison on Keys, thus making it a 6 pice house band!
Because we had Sax (Oli Arlotto) and trumpet we put some fun Breaker brothers and Freddie Hubbard tunes on the first set to warm up before tha jam.
So after a great house band set we opened up the jam as usual. some great new musicians appeared including a guitar and bassist from LA who have just finished a 2 year tour with Cirque Du Soleil. On top of that we were pleased to see our french electric violist come back and burn up some awesome solos !!
Hopefully we will have an amazing array of photographs soon to come from last night as we had a professional live music photographer pop down. from what i saw the pics looked amazing !
Next week we have a 6 pice house band starting the night !! as we have the following line up: Chris caulfield- Trumpet
Joel Ison – Keys
Samer Sharawi -Bass
Mike Horn – Drums
Oli Arlotto – Sax
Alexi Kraniou – Guitar
In other news we also recently found out about this new Website that is sure to make waves in the online music scene. https://www.musicgateway.net/
Music Gateway was introduced to us by Clare Knight and they are looking to expand there member base, so if you are looking for more work as a musician its worth getting on there and making a profile as there are music jobs to pitch for.
Now that the World cup is over we are going to be taking our frustration out at the Jam this Wednesday.
Make sure you get down early as we thinkl its going to be a busy one
Facebook event is here : https://www.facebook.com/events/1434076283539761/
This week we have:
Oli Arlotto – Sax
Alexis Kraniou – Guitar
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis – Drums
Nick Gilmore – Keys
Samer Sharawi – Bass
We were really stoked to have Baby Sol (Paloma Faith’s BV) and Jane Fraser sing at the Hoxton Jam last night. both of Jane and Baby sand Summertime While Baby got up later to do an amazing version of Lullaby Birdland.
Last Wednesday the the House band consisted of
Marek Bura on Guitar
Mattia Giallombardo on Drums
Samer Sharawi on Bass
Oli Arlotto on Sax
Last Wedensday we have Marco Quarantotto Steam training his way though the night on Drums, along with Alexis, Samer and Oli.
We had some great guests turn up for the Jam including a hot drummer from Japan – see the video below !!! who commutes all the way from Oxford to come down and play !! megga respect !
Also Andy Gangadeen popped his head in the door last Wednesday too !!
So next week we have a killer line up !
Oli Arlotto -Tenor
Laurie Low -Drums
Kevin Glasgow – Bass
Luca Faraone – Guitar