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A beautiful Fazioli grand piano in a little neighbourhood cafe is a cause for celebration- and one way to celebrate it is to bring the capitals greatest jazz pianists to savour its qualities - without neglecting the great pianists on our doorstep. Such is the Richmond based David Frankel who is much in demand as a jazz pianist and teacher. He appears regularly with the Scott Willcox Big Band, as well as being a frequent accompanist for the Richmond based Ram Jam open mic sessions. Previous collaborators include Roger Beaujolais, Theo Travis, Sheila Jordon and Broadway singer Luba Mason.

David is joined by another David and another local on bass. Dave Jones' bass playing in recent years has included Ronnie Scott’s Soul and Jazz Orchestra, Pete Cater Big Band, Way Out West Jazz Collective and Stefanous Tsourelis Trio. He has played with some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK such as Pete Long, Jacqui Dankworth, Frank Griffith and Theo Travis and with visiting American artists such as Howard Levy. He has played  alongside alongside drummers Steve Gadd and Keith Carlock and he is active in jazz education teaching regularly at Richmond Jazz School, International Summer Schools and Kingston University.

For those who have not yet ventured to Cafe Yukari it is directly opposite the east side exit of Kew Gardens, a unique little Cafe seating around 25 people. The proprietress Yukari loves piano music and has installed a beautiful Fazioli grand piano, Italy's answer to Steinway. No amplification is allowed but who needs it in such a small place where every seat is front row?

At Cafe Yukari you can just drink a tea or coffee or order from the Japanese orientated menu. No alcohol is served but you can bring your own or take your pick from the off-licence conveniently positioned opposite

Tickets can be reserved by emailing bobstuckey@gmail.com, from the cafe or from www.skiddle.com. Search for Jazz on the Faz.

The following day the mob will be invading Charles I's favourite drinking haunt at which one can order in culinary delights from exotic cuisines.

…and then the day after that it’s your turn to sing…

SINGERS’ NIGHT AT  NELSON –  Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

ALWAYS in TRIBUTE to CHRIS LEGEE and Singers Night's 22ND ANNIVERSARY YEAR

Bob Stuckey on Keyboards :  Julie Walkington on Double Bass

Estelle Kokot, your Host  

(....Santa will be making an appearance just around 8.50pm)

Bring two songs as you may get a chance to sing a second one!

                   Venue:

Nelson Wine Bar and Restaurant

48 Stanhope Street,

London NW1 3EX  

a friendly bar/restaurant.  (Nearest tubes: Warren Street, Euston, Euston Square; and lots & lots of buses).

                     Time:

7.45pm until 10.30pm -

Victor Munt will be there from around 6pm to add you to the singer's list.

                      Terms:

Singers: £8; Non-singers: £7; NUS students: £5.

Bring two songs as you may get a chance to sing a second one!

Sue Smallwood