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Sound Advice: OMG JAZZ!
JAZZ jazz jazz. If you like it then it's going to be a good week, as the local music menu is positively overflowing with the stuff during the next few days.
Yes indeedy, first up on our list of jazzy delights is highly regarded guitarist of the genre Duck Baker, who takes to the stage at Walthamstow Folk Club this Sunday (March 4) at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Hoe Street.
He'll be helped out by Irish traditional singer – and his partner – Helen Roche.
Entry is £6, or £5 for concessions and doors swing open at 7.30pm.
The excellent Battered Saucepan Blues Band provide some respite from jazz when they play the same pub on Monday night (March 5) from around 8.30pm.
But then jazz band Los Otros play the venue the next day (Tuesday March 6) from 9pm in the main bar.
Meanwhile E17 Jazz has a jam sessions hosted by Gavin Broom on Wednesday (March 7) at Walthamstow Cricket Club.
It takes place between 8.30pm and 11pm. Entry to the venue, in Greenway Avenue, is £5 for audience members or £3 for participants.
Alternatively, this is perhaps a timely reminder of yet another jazz night - popular club Little Bread Big Jam now has a new home at the Lord Rookwood in Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone.
It has moved from its previous home at The Heathcote Arms.
It takes place every Wednesday (March 7) from 8pm. Entry is £4. All jazz performers and fans are welcome.
But before that Don Weller and Steve Melling play the East Side Jazz Club at the same venue on Tuesday March 6.
Doors are at 8.30pm and entry is usually around £6.
Acoustic country 'n' rock 'n' bluegrass act Buckshot Soup play the Birkbeck Tavern in Leytonstone on Sunday (March 4).
Support comes from The Glorification, who also do bluegrass. The music starts at around 6pm and entry is free.
On Wednesday (March 7), the pub and promoters What's Cookin' host a performance from the “perceptive and angry” singer-songwriter David Rovics.
It's in the Birkbeck's upstairs room and doors open at 8.30pm.
Peter Hunt and Micky Lyne headline Loughton Folk Club on Thursday (March 1).
This guitar and bass duo are longtime friends, but this is a rare reunion show for the pair, who used to perform under the name Rockinghorse in the 1970s.
Entrance is £3 and doors are at 8pm.
It's at the Loughton Club in Station Road.
R.B.L headline the Artisan in Chingford this Saturday (March 3).
Support comes from rock bands Prison Blues and The Pints.
Entry is £6 and doors to the venue, in Hall Lane, open at 8pm.
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