Matteo who is the founder of Ma’Grass was on bass last night… and like his band he was funking it up hard !
If you like Funk and heavy grooves then you should defo Check out the Ma’Grass Album Fingers in the Pocket ! https://soundcloud.com/MAGRASS
Among many other musicians it features Alexis Kraniou , Oli Arlotto, Alessio Barelli and Tomasz Bura who have all been massive supporters of the Hoxton Jam !
We were very honored to also have Michel Castellanos on house drums last Wednesday! He was on Top form as ever !
So the second Jam of 2013 was another busy night. Our house drummer last night was Michel Castellanos along with Tomasz on keys and the usual H.J crew filling up the rest of the band.
Next Wednesday we are celebrating Omar’s (aka Blastermind scape) birthday by playing a few of his original compositions ! check him out :
A big thanks to Oli Arlotto for taking over while the rest of the Hoxton Jam crew were away. Oli called up Davi Lanes and Michel on bass and drums. Also we had a new guest trumpet player named Mirko Cisilino, as usual everybody was on form !
Oli Arlotto is also one of the founding members of Seddik’s Seeds of Creation, an amazing band that fuse jazz, Arabic and Afro-blues music, with epic arrangements !
There next gig is on Saturday, October 20 8:00pm at Charlie Wrights Bar, if you are free check it out !
We 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 ! )
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.
Among the many good musician that did come down last night there were two that the Hoxton jam was really excited about having on stage; Kelli-Leigh & Paul Jordanous.
Kelli-Leigh coved some great jazz standards with the House band & it was a pleasure for the House band to share the stage with a singer who has performed with the likes of Adele and is also a great solo artist.
Paul Jordanous was our guest trumpet player in the house band last night and shared the stage with Mike Rowlands on Sax.
Paul busted out some great solos last night and his cool and confident approach to playing was well received.
Late Last year Paul released his own collection of original material called “And Now I Know..” these tunes are defiantly worth listening to! check it out at: http://pauljordanous.webs.com/
We had some great Guests down last Wednesday. To start with, Dominic was playing trumpet in the Hoxton Jam house bad, not only is he a good player but Dominic also runs and produces his project called NTOUMOS, who released there new signal this year called Fiesta
The Hoxton Jam Crew woke up happy this morning as http://milkyteakid.com/ have a post about the jam on there homepage
Some of the members of HJ have been following MTK (Milky tea kid) for a while now as it seems to have its finger on the pulse about new artists and underground news regarding the pop scene… worth checking out !