Pine (9 June); Loose Tubes (10); G ~ r g i eFame (16); Andy Sheppard Sexret (17). Details from 0742 769 922 or 0273 821 588.
G U Y ' S G U Y S T H E L o N D o N Jazz Comp o s a Orchestra play two rar~rrdonconcerts this month a pm d a summer European tour. The concerrs, a WirrlMusicians U ~ h nCO-promotion, take place at phe Oid Theatre, London School of Emnomics, Houghton St, WC2 .on 2 7 and 28 June. As well as l d e r Barry Guy, orchestra members will include Paul Ruthetford, Abn Tomlinson, Trevor Watts, E m Parker, Paul Dunmall, Hod Riley, Paul Lytton and innumerabIe o t her instrumental ml?rfxes! Details from 0 1-40' 76%6.em 2087.
S C E N E A N D H E A R D ! D A L L A s trumpeter Denn~s 'Gonzalez and Asian-Amerlcan reedsman Fred Houn are among the special guests appearing at this year's Scene O n The Green Festival, which takes place on 24 and 25 June. The festival, organised by ' t he Jazz Cafe and completely
I FREE, will run from midday to 1 1 pm (24) and from midday to
10 pm (25) on Newington Green, I
Stoke Newington, London N16. Artists due to appear include The : Dennis Gonzalez Dallas-London
Q t , Fred Houn and Royal Hartigan, The Real Sounds Of Afrlca, ' Pinski Zoo, Orphy Robinson Q t ,
Jazz Against Apartheid Allstars (with specla1 surprise guests), Steve Williamson Q t , Annie Whitehead's Sweet Potatoes, Sue ShattocWTerry Disley Band, Jean Toussaint, Phil Bent Band, Ed Jones Q t , Evidence, Coherents, a s ~ e c i a l 12-piece Zila, a singers'
D E N N I S G O N Z A L E Z . I I Phato/q N I G E L P A R R Y .
project, Ike Leo's Defusion and Lots more. A Wire - supported event! Fred Houn also plays a concert at the Jazz Cafe, in duo with pianist John Jang, on 13 June.
I M P R O V I S E R S .
A W A K E ! T H E S O C I E T Y For The Promotion Of New Music is to host a day of improvised music a t London's Donmar Warehouse on 30 July. Participants, in concerrs and discussions, include Derek Bailey, Phil Minton, Evan Parker and Eddie Prevost - BUT the SPNM is also keen to receive tapes from younger musicians involved in improvised music, and a part of the day will be reserved for groups and/or soloists chosen by their Listening Panel. Entries, on cassette only, should be sent to
St, the Musicians Academy offers a variety of courses at all levels in guitar, bass and drums, as well as I advice on business and contractual matters and guitar clinics. All ',
C two-hour part-time courses last ' . ten* weeks and cost 5140 (plus VAT); while a separare all-day I course on Saturdays, which also I runs for ten weeks, costs f 3 0 0 (plus VAT). Further information on 01-265 0248 or 01-482 1539.
C A T G U T Y O U R
T O N G U E S T o K E Newington's Vortex Jazz Bar presents a Festival of Strings this month, latest of a special projects series which will also focus on the music of Lo1 Coxhill (17-20 July) and Keith Tippett (3-7 September). Stringing along at the festival will be the Johnny Van Derek Trio ( 1 5 June); Stuart Half Q t (16); Mike Garrick String Trio (17); John Etheridge
SPNM Initiatives, 10 Stratford Acoustic String Trio (18); Keith Place, London W I N 9AE, to ar- Tippett String Trio (19, 20); Stan rive by 16 June. Details from Sulzmann Steam Bass Band (21); 01-491 8111. Mewyn Africa with string quartet
(22). Details from 01-254 6516.
T H R E E I N A B A T H R A D I o Three jazz in June includes two broadcasts of Bath Festival concerts: tune in a t 11 pm on 10June to hear the David Murray Trio and the same time a week later for Markus Stockhausen's Kairos. The month's other highlights include a concert by John Taylor's Foil plus Vocal Summit (8.40 pm, 2 1 June) and the continuing gospel series Highway To Heaven (5.45 pm, Fridays).
W H A T ' S U P , D O C ! A N E w music school has recently opened in London's East End. Based at 131 Wapping High
R O O F T O P C H A S E R S A s u M M E R jazz season of Sunday lunchtime concerts tn the Roof Gardens, 100 feet above Kensington H i g h Street, continues through June and July. Artists appearing are Jason Rebello (4 June); The Cleveland Watkiss Q t ( I 1); Marie Murphy (18); 1 Steve Williamson ( 25) ; Clark Tracey and Alec Dankworth (2 July); Jean Toussaint (9). Concerts begin at 12.30 pm and there are two ticket prices - 5 6 includes a limited buffet, while 514.50 buys you a full buffet with traditional Sunday lunch and more. Details from 01-937 7994.