Deja Vu – Ellington-Strayhorn at 7 Arts
How we’ve all missed live music! The Ellington-Strayhorn gig at the end of May was my first live public performance for 16 months. How wonderful to be in the same acoustic space as the audience and to feel their encouragement and warmth. If you missed our all-Ellington-Strayhorn programme of old favorites and neglected rarities you can listen here: https://www.facebook.com/jazzleeds/videos/770458143652504/
A big thank you must go to Steve Crocker and his team at JazzLeeds-Seven Jazz http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk. They have done a remarkable job keeping the flame of jazz alive (and the prospect of musicians working again) while the pandemic kept us confined.