A fine inaugural session from Sevil Sabah, to a pretty full house which stayed all night. Food was great, music was great, and a good time was had by all. As a performance space, it is probably more used to a trio, but Temo seemed well chuffed with the night, and so were we.
This week, Amy Jaulin (the flying eyelash) is appearing, with her regular backing of meself (piano), Doug Kuhn (bass), and Spike Tiernan on drums. The Captain will turn up, insist we play from his charts for a while, and then settle down to making the appropriate saxophonical noises behind the chanteuse. The increasingly experienced Miss Jaulin is the real deal – with a voice to die for. More than a couple of regulars have already siad they are going – but the more the merrier for what promises to be a good night.
Amy Jaulin, at The Umbrella Lounge Bar, 338 -340 Glenthuntly Road, Elsternwick, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, Friday 18th July
Amy Jaulin, singing at the 2014 Castlemaine Jazz Festival