It was with great pleasure that Sue and I accepted Paul and Jeanette's invitation to join them for a visit to the in Bowdon. We last visited this venue many years ago, so it was great to be back. The event was well attended - we discovered that it had been planned for the smaller 'upstairs' venue, but that had been double booked, so lots of free tickets had been issued in a (successful) effort to fill the large downstairs venue.
The , pictured above, got proceedings off to a jolly start, then performed with his guitar. He's a class act, having performed with many leading musicians.
After Victor had moved to the piano to sign off his stint, the headline act, pianist , came on, with his 'Sounds of New Orleans'. He's a wonderful pianist, performing pieces from several different genres, and bemoaning the reluctance of performers in different genres (eg jazz/blues) to get together in the UK, whereas in New Orleans they all fall in to a big melting pot of music.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening, and thanks to P&J for inviting us. We must go to the Cinnamon Club again soon.