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Forthcoming Jazz Gigs at Calstock Arts, Calstock, Cornwall, 2021/22.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Carole Constable has forwarded details of two forthcoming jazz events promoted by Calstock Arts. Events take place at The Old Chapel, Calstock.

Carole Constable writes;

A Salute to Humphrey Lyttelton at Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock, Cornwall
Date: Friday 26th November, 2021
​A celebration of the centenary of Humphrey Lyttelton’s birth, showcasing his wonderful life, times and music. Created by jazz trumpeter and life-long fan, Chris Hodgkins, the tour will highlight how Humphrey Lyttelton led the way for the jazz revival of the late 1940s and 50s, bringing jazz to the mainstream with the first UK jazz record to reach the Top20, Bad Penny Blues.
Affectionately known as “Humph”, he was, of course, just as well-known for his broadcasting work, as the host of BBC Radio 2’s The Best of Jazz and BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
To celebrate Humph’s life and heritage, Chris Hodgkins, himself a stalwart of the British jazz scene, has put together an impressive ten-piece band featuring top UK and US musicians.
The band features Chris Hodgkins – trumpet, Henry Lowther – trumpet, Charlotte Glasson – sax, Diane McLoughlin – sax, Mark Bassey – trombone, Alison Rayner – double bass, Cheryl Alleyne – drums, Alex Clarke – tenor sax and clarinet.  And all the way from the USA… Jinjoo Yoo – piano, Wayne Wilkinson – guitar
The band will play many of Humph’s original compositions and arrangements as well as new pieces composed especially for the tour.
TICKETS £16 advance, £17 on the door, Under 18s £10.
Doors and bar 7pm, start time 8pm



Dale Storr - The Sound of New Orleans at Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock, Cornwall
Date: Saturday 26th February 2022
Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the “piano man’s piano man”, Dale Storr’s musical journey has brought him recognition as one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano.
Dale makes a return visit to Calstock Arts, after a fabulous gig in 2016. Since then he has toured the world wowing audiences with his intoxicating piano mastery and vocals, as well as sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of the crescent city. He draws in the audience with the rich history behind the music telling the often risqué stories of his much-loved piano heroes.
He has reached the finals of the British Blues Awards seven years in succession. Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride of the music and tales of the great New Orleans piano players.
“A very, very fine piano player indeed” ~ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
£13.00 advance, £14 door, Under 18s: £8.80
Doors and bar: 7.00pm, starts 8.00pm

Calstock Arts,
The Old Chapel,
Sand Lane,
PL18 9QX

01822 833183