This being the last show on the tour, it was a pleasure to meet Rhys Phillips beforehand to do a quick interview at Radio Cardiff. A brilliantly run volunteer organisation, with this jazz show in particular known for its detailed reviewing of the scene.
Wonderful Photos from Carl Hyde .Thank you!
St.Georges is another Hawksmoor designed church, and it has an amazing history. It is connected to both Emily Davison (suffragette) and legendary leader Haile Selassie (who attended in the 1930s) , and is one of six in London alone. It has a four second plus natural reverb, which of course becomes a very important member of the band! http://www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk/history.htm Thanks to this wonderful series – designed by the recent incarnation of the Jazz Warriors – and Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson in particular – the format of the evening moved from solos , duos and then to trio. Tonight also featured the awesome flautist Professor Roland Sutherland, and extraordinary Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale. The seminal playwright Bonnie Greer OBE- who recently became new Chancellor of Kingston University – was both hosting and reciting poetry. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/news/article/831/05-mar-2013-usborn-writer-bonnie-greer-obe-marks-new-role-as-kingston-university-chancellor-with-call-for/