Well, what a great first night we had down at Ort on Friday! Everyone involved made it a really special night with some great playing and there was a really nice vibe all round. We had three trio sets from the various members of Blam! (see our About page for more on who we are) and a final set from a sextet with very special guest George Colligan who dropped in after playing at the Conservatoire earlier in the evening. George was so enamoured with the night, the musicians, and Ort’s atmosphere, that he penned a tune after returning to his hotel entitled “Ort Cafe Blues”. Needless to say this will be making it’s premiere very soon with the soon-to-be-formed Blam! ensemble.
We’ll hopefully have a few recordings up from the night soon, but for now check out the great photos taken by photographer Pete Sloan (including the images on this page). You can find them by following this link:
Coming up this week we have another busy week with the Dan Wheildon Trio at The Spotted Dog on Tuesday. Mark Sanders replaces Jim Bashford at the Duos/Trio night at Fizzle also on Tuesday. Finally, The Andy Bunting Trio play at Ort this Friday.