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aldevis

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In the recent weeks I've had several gigs in small venues and pubs. Some of them in unexpected areas, like Burnehurst*, Kent, or really lovely tiny venues like Ajani in North London.

The feeling that out there, in the real world, there is an audience eager to listen to live music, is growing in me.

As we all know, jazz musicians are not too expensive, so what about organizing some sort of "local pub jazz club" where members invest some money to guarantee a fee for the band and get it back with tickets?

The venue would be happy with the bar (no license needed for small venues any more) and the LPJC will be able to choose better and better musicians. Maybe some good player is even local in your area, and you don't know it.

* The place really exist, nice audience. I met cafe member C9off, that does not look like his avatar. Until now, only Navarro has a vague resemblance with his picture here.
 
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Young Col

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Nice idea Aldevis. It does sometimes surprise me that you can come across unlikely pubs that have live jazz, but there could more. Unfortunately I'm not good enough to step up and participate!

That's why I don't post an avatar - it looks nothing like me.
 

Sue

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There is a lovely pub about 20 miles from here The Bluebell at Gringley and they have at least one or two Jazz & Tapas nights per month. Although through the summer it's going to be lazy Sunday afternoons. You have to book and it's always sold out.

In Lincoln there is a Commuter Jazz session each Friday from 5 pm until 8 ish and this always attracts a good crowd.

I think it's a great idea this adopting a pub and if only I was responsible enough for adoption I'd go for it :)
 

Greg Strange

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In the early 1990s I worked in a pub in the Westend of London called The Salisbury, I still remember the address - 90 St Martins Lane, WC2 4AP - can I adopt that pub? People that use to manage it were a couple called Kevin and Patsy Lee - originally they had some pubs around the Romsey area where the Inspector Wexford series was shot.

I remember staggering out of there a few times...:shocked:

Greg S.
 
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Saxdiva

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In the early 1990s I worked in a pub in the Westend of London called The Salisbury, I still remember the address - 90 St Martins Lane, WC2 4AP - can I adopt that pub? People that use to manage it were a couple called Kevin and Patsy Lee - originally they had some pubs around the Romsey area where the Inspector Wexford series was shot.

I remember staggering out of there a few times...:shocked:

Greg S.

You obviously needed another drink if you can actually remember staggering out :w00t:
 

jazzdoh

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There his a pub in the midlands The Trumpet in Bilston that puts on jazz 7 days a week with 2 sessions on sundays and its free with the audience giving voluntary on a tray and its a great to play there and only wish there were more of these place about.
 

QWales

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There's quite a few pubs in Cardiff that let people come in and jam i.e. Gower on Sundays, new place on Albany Rd on Wednesdays but it's usually quieter instruments like guitars, violins, the odd singer etc. I haven't asked (and will) but I'm not sure how they would feel about a bunch of Saxophonists turning up. The 147 on City Rd, The Claude, The Royal Oak, Cafe Jazz and the pub next door to The Owen in the City Centre all have open mic nights, if they count.

Missed the financial element of the post sorry, I don't think anyone gets paid or tips for any of the above but thought I'd mention them anyway rather than delete the post.
 

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