Now celebrating its 21st year together, John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus was originally formed as a personal tribute by guitar legend Etheridge to his mentor and inspiration Stephane Grappelli with whom he worked for 5 years in the 70’s and early 80’s. Taking it’s cue from the Hot Club of France – the legendary group that featured Grappelli and Django Reinhardt – the band features John’s dazzling guitar work and the scintillating violin of Chris Garrick. The relationship of these two has been described as one of the most potent in European jazz and backed up by the propulsive drive of Kelbie and Crowdy the band produces breathtaking sallies through repertoire both old and contemporary, with originals and standards. Melodically based inspired, swinging acoustic jazz..
London’s hard-swinging vintage jazz band. Rescheduled from earlier dates.
Please note this event is socially distanced, so seating choices are limited.
The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz. They unearth a repertoire of stomps and blueses of the era from musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton and Johnny Dodds.
Fronted by Chris Barber’s long-time clarinetist David Horniblow, an established figure on the European jazz stage, and eclectic British pianist Sam Watts. The band is anchored by the unstoppable pulse of London’s knockout rhythm section, guitarist Dave Kelbie, accompanist in Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole, John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus and bassist Louis Thomas, well known across the international scene for his swing and versatility and in demand across many genre boundaries with his huge sound and stylistic versatility.
The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasising the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular.
MARTIN WHEATLEY – guitar(s), tenor guitar, 3 sorts of Hawaiian guitar, ukulele, 5-string banjo, mandolin and vocals
TOM ‘SPATS’ LANGHAM – guitar, tenor banjo, ukulele and vocals
MIKE PIGGOTT –
MARTIN WHEATLEY – guitar(s), tenor guitar, 3 sorts of Hawaiian guitar, ukulele, 5-string banjo, mandolin and vocals TOM ‘SPATS’ LANGHAM – guitar, tenor banjo, ukulele and vocals MIKE PIGGOTT – violin, phono-fiddle, guitar, mandolin LOUIS THOMAS – Double Bass