Preface: This pastiche is decidedly biased, as it is written by someone in the business—as a manager, record label owner, agent and talent spotter—whose love for jazz exceeds all in his life, other than his love for his family. I’ve chosen to highlight my relationships with each artist/band, along with a sound bite performance rating, to protect the innocent. Otherwise, I’ll simply take the 5th Amendment.
Thursday, 15th November
The Pheasantry (Full)
Delighted I was able to see a good part of this one. Cherise has a strong voice that can belt out a tune, particularly when it comes to the jazz classics. Backed by an equally young and talented quintet (Harry James / trumpet, Ben Treacher / sax), the audience was outgoing in its genuine appreciation. Watch this space.