The Chris Ingham Quartet at The Everyman Irving Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

This gig is headlined as “The Jazz of Dudley Moore.” Now, when I hear of Dudley Moore, I think of his conversations with Peter Cook, but, behind that comic genius there was a very serious side, that of an extremely talented jazz pianist. At the time, I don’t think this was widely appreciated, but Chris Ingham is doing all he can to right this.

Chris started in jazz via punk drumming, orchestral fiddling and dixieland strumming, so, a good mix! Looking at his forthcoming gig list, Chris is very busy, now playing with all the right kind of people!

Supporting Chris tonight, on trumpet we have Paul Higgs, Paul, a new name to us but his musical career is so varied and vast I’m sure that we would of heard him one way or another. His sphere covers jazz, classical, theatre and film, composition and performance.

On bass we have Geoff Gascoyne, he is Professor of jazz bass at the Guildhall School of Music and is head of bass department at London School of Contemporary Music and has played with an awful lot of the big names in jazz.

On drums we have George Double, another very talented musician, this time working with Trinity College and working with everybody in the business.

Given the inspiration of this gig and the talent of the group, this should be a very special evening, don’t forget to book early or you will miss it!