Last night I went to “Jazz in the Crypt” in the crypt (obviously!) of St Martin in the Fields Church near Trafalgar Square.
For our money we were treated to Dixieland Jazz played by TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick. In fact the whole night had a bit of a New Orleans flavour, as coming out of the pub afterwards it was pouring with rain. Bringing along an umbrella would have been way too clever, so of course I hadn’t done so.
If you like that kind of thing, then I can highly recommend TJ’s band. They played very lively dixie-style jazz, with a little Gospel mixed in. It was lively enough to get quite a few of the old people there up and dancing, so it must have been good.
All the band’s players played with extreme dexterity and enthusiasm. I’ve never thought the trombone was an especially cool instrument but TJ’s were starting to win me over. I reckon I could get one off ebay for a reasonable price but I can’t imagine the neighbours would be too happy.
At three quid a ticket, I have to say that the evening was money well spent! Highly recommended.