March, Music and other things!
So March is upon us and 2012 appears to be moving rather quickly. I just wanted to take a moment to both try and lighten up your day and to let you know about a few things I am doing this month.
‘How are you going to lighten up my day?’ I hear you ask. Well, just click the picture below and all will be revealed:
This website is one of the coolest things I have seen on the internet in a while and without realising will pass more time than you probably wanted to. Let me know what you think, if you like it, I might keep posting little musical things when and if I find them! Thanks to Mike Soper and the help of lady luck in finding this amazing site.
Moving on to some rather exciting end of March gigs, it would be fantastic to meet/catch up with you if you could make it to one. I’m going to be in three of the major UK cities so get your diaries out now:
On the 22nd I am taking the Phil Meadows Group up to Matt and Phreds in Manchester on our first ever northern date. It’s kicking off at 10pm and its free entry. With this being the case you can pre-book tables and this is advisable. It’s been a while since i’ve played in Manchester and it would be great to see some friendly faces as I introduce you to some musicians less familiar with the Manchester jazz scene.
I am also incredibly exited to be performing twice with the National Youth
Jazz Orchestra, a group which I have enjoyed playing with throughout February and hopefully will continue to do so. First up a gig at Valentines Park in Redbridge for the Royal Diamond Jubilee on the 29th. This is an early gig kicking off at 10am, but if you fancy listening to some jazz and spotting some royalty then this is the place to be. I’m not sure if there is cover charge but I will let you know as soon as I do.
The other National Youth Jazz Orchestra gig this month is one close to my
heart, performing at my former place of study at The Venue, Leeds College of Music. This is for the Leeds International Jazz Conference and kicks off at 7pm with tickets priced at £10/£8. I am really looking forward to going back to LCoM and I know there will be a lot of amazing musicians and friendly faces every corner I turn.