Sorry the blog has been a bit quite, but never the less the Jam night has still been on every Wednesday without fail!
we are gearing up for a big jam this Wednesday so come down with your instrument and get involved!
Currently in the house band we have:
Ian Da Preda on Vibes, Samer on bass, Oli Arlotto on Sax with Mike Horne on drums (we are booking a sick guitarist too)
Face book link is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/854867177968188/
We are still getting the line up ready for next Wednesday, but as always its demo going ahead ! be there or be square
Doors open at 8pm, bring an instrument or just come and soak up and good vibes:
The house band started off the night by playing a tone of Mike Stern tunes, including Play, Tipatinas, Link and Mike sterns version of Nardis.
If you get a chance check out Link on spotify here: Mike Stern – Link its a great tune !
As usual we had some great new muscians pop down, including Singer and Bass player Ellen O’Reilly
Last night was probably the busiest night of 2015 at the Hoxton Jam! (shame if you missed it :-P)
We had lots of great guests get up including Oscar Kareem Stieler, an amazing Keyboard player and producer who has worked with many big well know UK and US artists.
Below we also managed to find a cool audio recording of 2 weeks ago with the House band playing Mellow Out – The Jazz Crusaders
and Ron Hector posted a cool video of people Jamming the Chicken last night !
Next Weeks Event Facebook will be posted up shortly:
House band nailed Chromazone by Mike Stern last week, what a song. Thanks to Nick Linnik (Guitar) for suggesting we put it in the set. Andy Wilder (Drums), Samer Sharawi (Bass) and Mike Rowlands (Sax) were also in the house band last week.
The Jam went really well last Wednesday too, We had students from Cambridge Uni filming for a project movie and had lots of great musicians turn up including a great professional singer, Daniel Dodd-Ellis from Texas, USA.
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 !!
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
The best part of last nights Jam tho was the house band!, having Phil Braithwaite (Vanessa Mae’s guitarist) play was Epic !! His solos are fantastic !
also have some great grooves form Mike Horne (top session player from South Africa) on the drums made Oli and Samer (Sax and Bassist) sound supper tight as a unit !