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Mon Nov 5, 08:00 PM The Frank Harrison Trio at The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

So, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, yes, it’s November the Fifth! But the only plot we have for you is Frank Harrison on piano, so, yes we will almost certainly have some keyboard pyrotechnics! Frank has played for us many times and his return is long overdue.

Frank comes here via Berklee and an apprenticeship playing with the UK’s who’s who in jazz.

The rest of the trio is not known (to me anyway) at the moment so, watch this space.

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Fri Nov 16, 08:00 PM The Chris Biscoe / Pete Hurt Quintet at The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

A Quintet? Gosh, that’s almost a big band! Well, with Chris Biscoe leading it will sound like one! Again, it’s great to welcome Chris back with his big horn a sure fire cure for the November blues.

Pete Hurt, as the Guardian puts it is a “valued but low-profile saxophonist”. So low profile, I don’t think we have heard him at Cheltenham. But, look at his profile on line and you will see that he is another one of these guys that has played with absolutely everyone.

On piano we have a name we do know, Liam Noble. After studying music at Oxford University, and jazz at the Guildhall in London, Liam started to build a reputation playing with Stan Sulzmann, Anita Wardell, John Stevens and Harry Beckett. His first CD, a solo entitled “Close Your Eyes” was released in ’94, and contained a mix of standards, originals and improvisations. This mixture of approaches has characterized his music ever since.

Steve Watts on bass, you might just remember him from his stint with Loose Tubes. That is a bit unfair really as Steve has done a lot of varied work over the last 25 years. He currently teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

On drums tonight, we have Jon Scott, a young drummer, highly experienced, working in a wide spectrum and very much in demand on the international scene.

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.