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We’re now into our second year of running Jazz nights on a monthly basis whenever possible.  Performances usually take place at the Wytham Village Hall just 50 metres from the pub, which we transform for the occasion with stage lighting and a professional sound system.  With a capacity for just 100 people, the evenings have a particularly special atmosphere and a very real sense of intimacy.  Previous performances have included the likes of Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson, Claire Martin & Ray Gelato and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars.  We also encourage and seek out lesser known names and local bands and if you’ve suggestions to make in this respect , do please let us know.

 

Jazz & Gypsy Swing Night with

MANOUCHE ETC

Saturday 20th January 2018

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We are thrilled that Manouche Etc are returning to Wytham . Their last performance here was a huge success. If you’ve not heard or seen them before please click here

If you’ve been to one of our previous nights at Wytham Village Hall, then I think I can assure you that we are in for something very special.  As a local group with a fast growing base of fans and followers , an early reservation for this very special evening is much recommended.

As usual, there are dinner and performance tickets available. A pre performance, two course dinner at the pub, from our new Head Chef’s winter menu, and performance at the Hall is now on sale at £40 per person.  Tables for dinner are available from 6pm to 7.30pm and the 2 x c45min set performance starts at 8.30pm.

Please email me soonest to reserve your place markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

Some performance only tickets are also available at £15 per person

Thank you ! Baz

Thursday 15th February 2018

The Jay Rayner Quartet – A Night of Food & Agony

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Founded in 2012 the fabulous Jay Rayner Quartet romps through a repertoire of two halves. In keeping with his international renown as a restaurant critic, Jay tackles songs that deal with food and drink. Alongside that, in a series of brilliant anecdotes, he also reminisces about his childhood growing up with a mother who was a famous agony aunt and sex advice columnist, the late Claire Rayner. Because, as he says, ‘so many blues songs sound like a letter to an agony aunt’. Cue tunes like Black Coffee and The Ladies Who Lunch, Food Glorious Food and Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love.
Jay is accompanied on bass by Robert Rickenberg, a formidably inventive player who rose to prominence with the Sheena Davis group and who has accompanied jazz greats such as Will Gaines and Mark Murphy. On sax is the highly-regarded Dave Lewis whose lyrical breaks power the groove in his own band, 1Up, and have seen him accompany the likes of Lamont Dozier and Bryan Ferry.

But what completes the show is the vocal performance from the extraordinary Pat Gordon-Smith, who gets right inside every lyric. There’s a special chemistry between Pat and Jay too, which isn’t surprising. They’re married to each other. This isn’t nepotism; it’s good fortune. Pat has been singing longer than Jay has been playing, and has trained with the legendary jazz singer Liane Carroll.

Join Jay and his quartet for a night of food, agony, cracking stories and music that will nourish the soul.

As usual, there are dinner and performance tickets available. A pre performance, two course dinner at the pub, from our new Head Chef’s winter menu ( no pressure on him 🙂 ) , and performance at the Wytham Village Hall is now on sale at £60 per person.  Tables for dinner are available from 6pm to 7.30pm and the 2 x c45min set performance starts at 8.30pm.

Please email me soonest to reserve your place markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

Some performance only tickets are also available at £35 per person.

Read more about the Jay Rayner Quarter here

Thank you ! Baz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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