Isn’t this the best time of year?! So many great songs written about Spring too, one of my favourites is Joy Spring “Isn’t Spring your favourite season, watching the flowers blooming up out of the ground … it’s got me feeling so glad, the day’s are breezy, you’ve got the time to say hello and give a smile”. A classic be bop tune written by Clifford Brown. Hope the season is making you smile and your sharing them.
So, excellent gigs at the recent Aberdeen Jazz Festival to a sold-out wonderful audience. There’s no feeling like it when you feel really connected to your audience and you’re all in it together.
I’ve also had a really special experience hosting a house concert in my new home for the wonderful violinist Jyotsna Srikanth. This is my first time doing this and what a great way to enjoy music and socialise. I can’t recommend enough to anyone who might like the idea of bringing together your friends and/or community and provide an opportunity for local or visiting musicians to perform. In some ways, I think this may be a better way of bringing music to an audience so will be looking into performing at house concerts myself. Get in touch if you think you might be interested.
Next gig: this Friday 17th April sees me back at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh in their cocktail bar/bistro on the 4th floor, from 7-10pm. Look forward to seeing some new and some familiar faces there.