Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra at West Chiltington Jazz Club


Always fun to play with this band, which specialises in music of the early big band era.

The club is to be found at the Village Hall, Mill Road, West Chiltington, West Sussex RH20 2PZ;  full details are here.


pre concert talk on Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro


As part of my Academy of Ancient Music Hogwood Fellowship, I’m talking about Mozart’s masterful Marriage of Figaro ahead of the Academy of Ancient Music’s complete performance an hour later, on the Barbican stage.  Full event details are here.

Age of Jazz lecture for Painswick Arts Society


Delivering my overview of the early years in the evolution of jazz for Painswick Arts Society in Stroud;  full event details are here. The lecture will take place at The Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6QQ.

Idler Weekend at Fenton House


Talking about Baroque music, and playing a spot of harpsichord, at the Idler Festival at Fenton House.  It’s quite a line up – do have a look at the full details.  Fenton House, a National Trust property, is at  Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 6SP.

Pete Rudeforth Sextet at Botany Bay Jazz Club


Full details are here.  Botany Bay Jazz Club is at Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 8AS

Port Eliot Festival with The Idler


Very much looking forward to my first visit to Port Eliot, where I’ll be espousing the virtues of jazz music as part of the Idler team. Full event details are here – Port Eliot is situated in the village of St Germans on the Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall.