It isn't often, now that I've been in London so long, that I discover a new music venue, but I bowled up for Jazz at Boaters last night after Andy M told me that his brother Phil would be playing there.
The regular Sunday night session is apparently the labour of love of Simon Carter, a keyboard player and last night, he plus Phil on bass and Frank Tontoh on drums were backing Chris Stranding who is over in the UK for a short tour and was playing the Pizza Express Jazz Club last week.
What can I say? A top class gig for free this Sunday night, and another available every Sunday for the last fifteen years and for the foreseeable future.
Here is the who's who of the folk who have played there over the years.