I have had the pleasure of seeing many great acts at The Silvershine Jazz Club in Bearwood so it was a huge honour to perform there with my trio this month.  John Hodgetts (keys), Mike Green (bass) and Ian Beestin (drums).  It was Andy Hamilton MBE who first started a Jazz club in Bearwood in the mid ’80s and it has continued, though the venue has changed; Dirty Betts, the King’s Head, the Bear Tavern and finally Bearwood Corks Club where the club has been for over a decade. The club has been re-branded as the “Silvershine Jazz Club” after Andy Hamilton’s best selling album. Congratulations to the Jazz Club for keeping Jazz alive in Bearwood and establishing and maintaining a legacy for the great man! Photography by Russ Escritt.

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