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“News From The Fuse” - Blow The Fuse, January 2018 newsletter.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Alison Rayner writes;

N E W S   F R O M   T H E   F U S E

Hello and welcome to a New Year News Roundup

2017 ended with a terrific performance from the Electric Landladies, we’ll be posting videos and photos onto facebook and our website this week, and a wonderful evening from JFrisco and Kathy Dyson/Deirdre Cartwright at the Vortex.

We’re now in the Spring phase of our Tomorrow the Moon season at the Vortex, yes the days are getting lighter and so are we! Deirdre’s on ‘Couch to 5k’ and we’re all running round for the next round of events. ARQ are touring and we have an International Women’s Day event at The Old Church on Friday 9 March featuring one of the world’s greatest cabaret singers – Barb Jungr. She’ll be featuring songs from Bob Dylan, Jacques Brel and Leonard Cohen.

So here are four highlights from the season for you:

Annie Whitehead/Rosie Turton double bill at the Vortex, Thurs 25 January. Two trombone led groups blending jazz with African and Indian influences. BOOK TICKETS

•Claudia Lang-Colmer & Crissy Lee were the double bass player and drummer from the 1950’s and 1960’s Ivy Benson Big Band and can they swing! Thurs 15 Feb Vortex. They’re joined by Ann O’Dell, piano and Alison Cawley sax BOOK TICKETS

•ARQ at London Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club Wednesday 21 Feb.  BOOK TICKETS
Led by Alison Rayner, ARQ feature infectious grooves, lyrical melodies, jazz with folk, rock, classical and other world music influences.

•Celebrate International Women’s Day with Barb Jungr + Solar Flares Friday 9 March BOOK TICKETS

More dates below for your diary starting tomorrow and we look forward to seeing you at a gig soon


January dates

•Wednesday 10 Hackney Empire bar Deirdre Carwright & Rachel Bartlett ‘Paint it Blue’. Jazz and Latin classics.

•Thursday 11 Blues 62 Luigi’s Jazz Cellar at the Trattoria da Luigi, Stoke Newington Church Street

•Thursday 25 The Vortex, N16 Tomorrow the Moon V

Annie Whitehead with the BTF all stars plus Rosie Turton Quintet BOOK

February dates

• 9 ARQ Birmingham Jazz INFO/BOOK

• 10 ARQ Shrewsbury The Hive INFO/BOOK

• 16 ARQ Chichester Jazz Club INFO/BOOK

• 21 ARQ London Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club INFO/BOOK

• 22 ARQ Oxford Spin Jazz Club INFO/BOOK

Thursday 15 February The Vortex, N16 Tomorrow the Moon V
Claudia Lang-Colmer & Crissy Lee (Ivy Benson Reunion band) come to ‘Swing the Vortex’

March dates

Friday 9
The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street.
Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day
Barb Jungr + Solar Flares BOOK NOW

Blow the Fuse is supported by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund

See you soon folks – we post up photos and news regularly on our facebook pages and our website.

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