David Turay + Videos

111111 150x150 David Turay + Videos Jam nights in londonDavid Turay on Sax was a new addition to the House band Last night. Its great to have up and coming musicians joining the ever growing list of those who have been in the House band!

Some cool guest came by last night too, one of them being Steve Gilbertson (currently doing the Dirty Dancing musical) who made an appearance on drums.

And finally just incase you wanted to know, House band line up for last night was
David Turay on sax
Andy Wilder on drums
Ian Da Preda on vibraphone
Samer Sharawi on bass
Alexis Kraniou on guitar

p.s. As a treat here are a few of LyricL Songs in HD video from 2 weeks ago …. enjoy !


Happy Easter – Hoxton jam

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Last week had a nice family vibe to it. Gizelle Smith came down to sing, Hugh Richardson, Marcel, Matteo and Jamie come down with their basses, Andy Wilder was on House Drums and a whole load of other regulars also popped in to say hi at the Roadtrip bar.

We are planning on doing some more of Alex’s (our House guitarist) news tunes next week and we also have Joe Erber on house keys (Fresh blood for the house band ! )

catch you next week !

Last Weds: Eric Ford and Holley Gray – Next Week: Cecilia Stalin

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Alexis our house guitarist just about made the jam as he nearly got stuck in France after being on a short tour with Gizelle Smith, as on the way back to the UK the Snow was so bad that they cancelled all Eurostar trains from Paris for a few days.

We have a very special Hoxton Jam next week as Cecilia Stalin will be doing a short set at the Hoxton Jam, we are very excited about having her down next week.

Swedish born London resident Cecilia Stalin’s breakthru came with Nu Jazz act Koop “Waltz For Koop” ft on Woody Allen’s “Match Point” film soundtrack. Cecilia has done live shows with The Streets, Cinematic Orchestra, recording collabs with Daz-I-Kue, & has had music out on labels as Compost, Wagram, Jazz FM & Universal Music.
She has also worked with Reggie Workman’s Coltrane Ensemble.

Check out her new project “Step Like A Giant” to get a taste of her sound !

20th Feb hoxton Jam + Live Recordings

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2012 Hoxton Jam – Photo by Piotr Kogut

Last wednesday was another busy Hoxton Jam with some top musicians passing by!

To start with we had Gizelle Smith open the Jam with her tunes. it was great seeing her before she leaves with with Alexis and the rest of her band for a tour of Europe.

We had one of Londons top bass players Rick James making an appearance last weds along with an amazing sax player called Sam Healey who travelled down from Manchester for the Jam. And to top it off Laurie Lowe came down again to play drums…. all of the musicians were on fire last night.

House band last Wednesday was also a tight line up and consisted of:

Marco Quarantotto – Drums
Oli Arlotto – Sax
Paul Jordanous -Keys/Trumpet
Samer Sharawi – Bass
Alexis Kraniou – Guitar

And this is what they sounded like:

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High Quantity and Quality of people at the Hoxton Jam night

busy 300x179 High Quantity and Quality of people at the Hoxton Jam night Jam nights in londonWe took this pic as we couldent believe how busy it was getting at one point last night! We just have to say a massive thank you to all that came down last night.

Talent wize we had some amazing singers down last night. Firstly Ciro Patrick Castello got up and with a great Soul and RnB vibe. we also had two very talented Jazz singers, Sara Rioja and Heidi Heidelberg. But finally Gizelle Smith also made an apeance on the band stand and blew us all away with “All i do”.

(If you have a second check out Gizelle Smith, she has some dates in France and Russia coming up and is taking Alexis (Hoxton jam house guitarist) with her ! )

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As usual we also had some great musicians, Michel Castellanos being one of them who was on House drums and we also had a special guest appearance by Rick James



The Hoxton Jam will be back next Wednesday! with Andy Watts on trumpet and Lucas Parlato in drums.

Stay tuned !



13th June Hoxton Jam

The Hoxton Jam was Proud to have Ric Elsworth back on drums and Mike Rowlands on Sax along with our Regular players Alex, Samer & Joel (Guitar, Bass & Keys)

Ric had some really original sounds coming from the drums, which he most likly obtained by combining his experience and equipment as a percussion player with his skills on traditional kit…. Im sure the other drummers in the house were taking notes !

We also had enough horn players visiting the Hoxton Jam last Wednesday to make a small big band.

One of those Horn players was a trumpet player called Nick Etwell, The Hoxton Jam was really happy to have Nick come down as he is a great musician and worth checking out ( if you have 5 mins have a look at his band http://www.myspace.com/thefilthysix)


Ron Hector was kind enough to take some photos to show you what u missed out on !


Have a peak at what happened last night….

Last night The Jam really livend up at 10:30 … wich means it was going to be a late one lol

The Hoxton Jam was pleased to Have Davi Lannes Step in on Bass due to Samer being away. Davi did a great Job and proper Funked it up !

(check out next weeks jam on Facebook …. dont miss out! https://www.facebook.com/events/390451184338485/?)

Some pics curtsy of Ron Hector

Last night with Francesco Mendolia (Incognito) on Drums

The House band had a super tight groove last night as they had Francesco Mendolia on drums, Samer Sharawi on bass, Alex Kraniou on guitar and Oli Arletto on sax

They pull off some great fusion tunes like “Sponge” by the Breaker Brothers and a few epic songs by The Crusaders.

The Hoxton Jam also had Gizelle Smith Funk up the house with her vocals as she covered “All i do” and “Just dropped in”
https://www.facebook.com/gizellesmith – Check out Gizelle’s FB page

And to top it off we were very Blessed to see MC BREIS come in and lay down some of his words over the Hoxton Jam house band grooves
http://mrbreis.bandcamp.com/ – check out his latest EP

Thanks to everybody who came down, were back on next week …. are you going to come down and play ?

(thanks to Ron Hector for the photos)