Filming at Chapel Arts this week

Written by  on February 28, 2014


This week saw the second stage of filming my teaching book blowout sax -a revolutionary approach for the forthcoming ibook version and many other important and vital ingredients to help visualise the saxophone.This is the way it is done on a green backdrop which lets you edit in any which way you like.It will complement material already on our blowout sax channel at

Saxophone gigs to go to from February July 2014

Written by  on February 28, 2014

Sax Gigs from 1 March 2014

6 March The Selecter, Komedia, Westgate Street, Bath

7 March The Beat, The Fleece, Thomas Street, Bristol

Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival Colston Hall, Bristol
7 March: Andy Sheppard; the Bruce Ilett Swing Band

8 March: Pee Wee Ellis: Alan Barnes




9 March: Get the Blessing; Andy Sheppard; Adrian Cox Quintet
+ Free shows on all three days in the Colston Hall Foyer, see

12 March, Kevin Figes the Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol

13 March Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, St George’s, Bristol

14 March, Tori Freestone Be-Bop Club, Bear, Hotwells, Bristol

16 March, The Inexplicables The Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol

20 March, Snake Davis Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

21 March, Snake Davis Quicksilver Mail, Hendford Hill, Yeovil
Bartoune, Pound Arts, The Pound, Corsham
Chris Williams+George Crowley Be-Bop Club, Bear, Hotwells, Bristol

22 March Polar Bear, Thekla, Mud Dock, Bristol

23 March, Lady Nade & Silhouettes Eldon House, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol

24 March, Jean Toussaint Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

25 March, Dakhla Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road, Bath

27 March: Andy Sheppard Fringe Bar, Clifton, Bristol

28 March, Zen Hussies Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road, Bath
Chris Biscoe Be-Bop Club, Bear, Hotwells, Bristol

30 March, Dakhla Coronation Tap, Clifton, Bristol

31 March, Bristol University Coriband, Coronation Tap, Clifton, Bristol

2 April, Delta Saxophone Quartet, Michael Tippett Centre, Bath

3 April, Martin Genge, The Inn at Freshford, near Bath
The Inexplicables Mr Wolf’s, St Stephens Street, Bristol

4 April, Fatman Swings, Old Duke, King Street, Bristol
Cathy Jones’ Balança Be-Bop Club, Bear, Hotwells, Bristol

6 April, Jean Toussaint Hen & Chicken, North Street, Bedminster, Bristol

7 April, Joe Lovano, Barbican Centre, London

8 April, Dakhla Colston Hall Foyer, Bristol

10 April, Kevin Figes St James Wine Vaults, Bath

11 April, Dick Hamer Quintet Be-Bop Club, Bear, Hotwells, Bristol
15 April, UB40, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (no local gigs)

17 April, Evan Parker Trio Fringe Bar, Clifton, Bristol
Kevin Figes The Inn at Freshford, near Bath

18 April, Lady Nade & Silhouettes Grain Barge, Hotwells Road, Bristol

19 April, UB40, The Institute, Birmingham (no local gigs)

24 April, Joshua Redman, Wigmore Hall, London

25 April, 3 Bonzos & a Piano, Square & Compasses, Ilminster

1 May, Michelson Morley, The Cube, Dove Street, Bristol

Cheltenham Jazz Festival Various Venues in Cheltenham
2 May: Julian Siegel
3 May: Paul Dunmall, Loose Tubes, Denys Baptiste, Edge Project (Julian Arguelles/Pete Wareham), Snarky Puppy
4 May: Iain Ballamy
5 May: Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra, Get the Blessing/Kairos Quartet

3 May, The Dualers, Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol
Pete Effamy Subscription Rooms, Stroud

4 May, Bartoune, Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road, Bath

5 May, Ambling Band, Redland Green May Fair, Bristol

8 May, Bartoune, Old Duke, King Street, Bristol

10 May, Soul Ingredients, the Tunnels, Temple Mreads, Bristol
The Emperials Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol

11 May, Craig Crofton, the Bell, Walcott Street, Bath!gigs/c1c5j

19 May, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Fleece, Bristol

26 May, Jan Garbarek, Bath Abbey

27 May, Jan Garbarek, Salisbury Cathedral

13 June, ‘3 Tenors’ (Themen/Weller/Lockett), Meeting House, Ilminster

20 June, Zen Hussies Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol

27-29 June, Upton Jazz Festival Various Venues in Upton upon Severn

28 June, Yolanda Brown Iford Festival, Bradford on Avon
Zen Hussies Iford Festival, Bradford on Avon

4 July, The Emperials Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol

11 July, The Slackers, Fleece, Thomas Street, Bristol

26 July, Nuttyness, the Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol