Thursday, 20 June 2013

Mill Hill Music Festival Diary - Day 5

Yesterday was Jazz night for the Mill Hill Music Festival. We had the enormously talented Tina May at the Mill Hill Golf club. This was hosted by the Mill Hill Jazz Club, which is every Wednesday at the Golf Club. The Jazz club has hosted some of the finest talents in the country over the years and has helped launch the career of some fine musicians such as Imelda May. One of Imelda's first recordings was for the Jazz clubs CD.

The Jazz club has lead a nomadic existence, starting at the Three Hammers, moving to the Mill Hill Sports Club, when Ember Inns took over the Hammers and bringing in a new manager who wasn't keen on Jazz. When the Sports club was closed two years ago, it moved to its current venue.

For the festival committee, we simply listed the gig and helped publicise it. There was a good crowd out for Tina, who put in a storming effort, ably assisted by her band. If you like Jazz, then we still have another great gig, with the Bateman Brothers at Allianz Park, Copthall Stadium on Friday. For those of you who prefer Rock and Roll, we have the Polecats on Saturday for the end of Festival Party. Tonight (Thursday), we have Klezmer music from Stewart Curtis K-Groove.

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