Thursday, 20 September 2012

Top latin-jazz at El Puerto, Bristol - what a line-up!

The packed restaurant at El Puerto in Bristol wasn't quite sure what had hit when the Nick Langston Trio (The Cool Nachos) was joined by two of the best horn players in the country - one of which was straight back from touring with Kasabian.  Gary Alesbrook (trumpet) and Sav Pacini (saxophone) have played with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Scissor Sisters but popped in to join Nick (vocals), Jon Short (bass) and George Cooper (keyboards) for a mix of jazz, swing and latin - a great evening for anyone who was lucky enough to be there.

Wedding Jazz at Thornbury Castle

The Hipcats jazz and swing trio was invited to play at a lovely wedding in the Tudor Room of Thornbury Castle.  Susan, the bride, felt the music would be just right and made a special request for 'Fever' as the first dance.  The band very much enjoyed being guarded by a suit of armour on each side as they played a mix of classic tunes for the guests at this wonderful venue once frequented by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn - luckily no-one lost their head.

Ashton Court Afternoon Jazz

The Hipcats trio had a lovely afternoon at Ashton Court to celebrate a fabulous wedding.  The line-up of double bass, piano and vocals was just right for a summer afternoon and they played a mix of classic jazz, swing and latin to suit the mood.  Perfect with champagne outside in the sun!

Early morning view

Wonderful Wedding Jazz in a Yurt in Dumbleton

The Hipcats Trio were asked to play in a wonderful wedding yurt in the pretty Gloucestershire village of Dumbleton.  It was a beautiful day and the trio started off outside and then moved into the yurt (a large wood-framed tent) for their second set when they had everyone tapping their feet and dancing.  A lovely way to spend a happy summer's evening.