The John Etheridge Trio, "Blue Spirits" @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Welcome to 2018 and welcome back to Cheltenham Jazz and (we’re doing a lot of welcomes here) to John Etheridge, a face we have’t seen for a, much overdue, time. Back in the day John was one of the stalwarts of the rock guitar (Soft Machine and all that) now, he still plays rock but also a very good line in jazz guitar.

John has worked with a host of people including a long stint with Stephane Grappelli, tonight it sounds as though it will be a classic organ trio.

On organ we have Pete Whittaker. Grew up in Wolverhampton went to uni in East Anglia got a degree in music and developed an interest in electroacoustics. He bought a Hammond and a van, (not sure in which order) and started playing with everybody.

Mark Fletcher is on drums tonight, I suspect that Mark was playing drums in his play-pen He followed his drummer dad and finally got a drum kit for his thirteenth birthday. He plays various genres, including with John in the Soft Machine.

We have three aces here and it should not be missed!

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