Mike Owen’s Scarlette’s Serenaders
Mike Owen – trombone
Zoltan Sagi – reeds
Brian Mellor – banjo/guitar
Jim Swinnerton – bass
Julian Aldridge – drums
Another enjoyable session – this time a really good swinging New Orleans night or as I introduced it – an evening of different style jazz!
Mike and the band are also a marching band and usually play to an audience that likes to dance. Obviously in the Function Room there is little room for that but they engaged our audience with their repertoire of tunes that we don’t get the opportunity to hear. It was jazzy, bluesy, varied and very entertaining. It was appreciated by everyone and surprised a few – we even had an encore!
Zoltan was a guest for the night as Sarah Spencer was away cruising and he fitted in beautifully being the musician he is and able to adapt to many styles. His feature of Them There Eyes was brilliant as were the solos from Jim and Brian.
Graham found a brolly and strutted his stuff to add to the atmosphere !
Many thanks guys