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Flaco's Tour FLACOJWINEZ, 'King of the 5

Accordian', plays a set of dates in August around Britain. They are:Cambridge Folk Festival (2nd/ 3rd), Conway Festival, Wales (5th), Victoria Hotel, Bangor (6th), Traws Fynydo Club, Port Madoc, Wales (7th), Sir George Robey, London (Sth), Cricketers, London (9th). Verdis Wine Bar, Weymouth (14th), Evershot Village Hall, Somerset (15th), Half Moon, London (16th). Escape Club, Brighton (17th), Irish Centre, Leeds (20th), Marquis of / Gtanby, Banford ( 2 l r ) . Verbeer

Manor, Devon (22nd).

Stallion On The RampageJAZZ-MADCOMPANY chairman Albert Stallion has launched his own club for Shropshireenhusiasts ' &er finding London too far to go I every week! He's launching J n u I

At The Nellie, at the Nell Gwyn Restaumt in Shifnal, and importing top players fiom London. A session on August 2nd will feature top stars and details can be obtained from Graham Benbow at the Nell Gwyn Restaurant on Telford 460063.

New Bru PERCUSSIONISTAND DRUMMER Bill Bruford has formed a new jazz group. They may their debut in luly in Japan and they retlirn to London for a special one-off concert at the Bloombury Theatre on August 3rd.

Bfirford, formerly with Yes, King Crimson and Genesis, has teamed up with Django Bates

Mick Hutton (bass). Tickets £4, f 5 , £6, and the show


tion is holding a Combo Improvsation Clinic at two venues in Britain this year. 11of America's top jazz educators will be holding f m h , and at a cost of £200 per ~ week, you should be guaranteed the best education possible. The clinics are at Edinburgh Academy (10th-15th) and London's Goldsmiths (17th-22nd). For application info call the IJF on (01) 767 2213.

Greyhound ko! A NEW CLUB in South London opened on 13thJuly. Based at the Greyhound, Cobbs Corner, Sydenham Rd, London SE26, admission is free and resident b ~ n d is Sixpack, a new six-piece jazz band playing music in the style of modern jazz greats. Unannounced guest appearances by well known names on the London scene will surprise the guests each week. The club is every Sunday at 8 pm.

Community Schools: Music! COMMUNITYCENTRES ALL OVER London are holding a month of music-related courses between 28 July and 24 August. African music and dance, voice workshops, improvisers forums, samba styles and p omtudio techniques are just some of the areas covered. And the names involved speak for themselves: John Stevens, Louis Elliot, Gail Thompson, Derek Bailey, Pato Fuentes, Clifford Jarvis, Harry Beckett and many more. Ring Lester Moses at Community Music (01-700 4780) for a booking h.

Midlands Meets The Metropolis PRECEDINGTHE Wire mega - bash at London's Scala Club is a Jazz/ Latin all-nighter on July 26th. Under the banner 'Midlands Meets The Metropolis', there will be a selection of films including two Cuban shorts, Shirley Clarke's Omette: Made i n America and others. The usual DJ's, Baz Fe Jaz, Andy McConnell, Sue Steward and Sylvester will be spinning the sounds. Tickets f 4 , from 11 pmdawn. P.S. Save some energy for Wire's event of the year on Sept. 12th!!

London Calling D.J. BAZ FEJAZZ IS P ~ N Gon several events in London this month, including the all-nighter feantred elsewhere in news. One weekly occurrence is a new club in Ponlands Basement, 383 Euston Rd, N1. DJ's are Baz and Andy McConnell, the club is every Thursday, 10.30 pm 'til late, admission f 3.

An all-nighter at Club Mankind, Hackney on August 30th will feature a special guest PA, £4 in from 11.30 pm 'til dawn. At the same venue is a weekly club on Thursdays, playing jazz, fusion and Latin. 10 pm 'til late, f 3 admission or f 2 concessions. Finally, on August 2nd, at Up The Junction, 3 Rupert St. W1, a on+off club, from 11 pm-4 am will feature Watusi in concert with guesr Tomek. Rare jazz footage and DJ's, £3.

Puerto Rleo's, A NEW CLUB,has just opened in Greenock, Seotland. On Wednesdays, the club opens at 8pm and costs f 1.50. A band will play every week and for August's line up call Rico's direct on (0475) 83705.

Jazz Festival io Tring. The line-up fbr this month is: Jaki Byard & Keith Tippett (26 July), John Taylor (2 August), H o d Riley with Elton Deaa (9),Jaki Byard (16), Per Henrik WalledFrcd Van Hove duo (23) and Fted Van Hove (30). Introduced each week by Charles Fox.

Bursaries On Offer THE ARTS COUNCILis o&mng bursaries to help professiod jazz musicians with the preparation of specific projects or the development of longer-term ideas in the jazdimprovised music area.

Last year, 21 bursaries of between £400 and £1,350 were awarded, enabling such projects os percussionist Paul Hessian's work with improvising musicians in Germany and an exploration of synthesizer techniques by Max Eastley.

For application form and guidelines, please write (enclosing sac) to John Muir, Music Officer, 105 Piccadilly, London W1V OAU. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 22 August 1986.

Euro-Info FOR ALL OUR European readers, some information about a Finnish festival may be of interest. The Lieksa Brass Week, from July 26th-August 3rd, is an international event for brass and jazz players and listeners. Jazz concerts, lectures, jam sessions and 'camps'(?)will all take place in the small town of Lieska, Finland. If you'd like details of this event, you can be enlightened by writing to Lieska Brass Week Office, KoakiJaakonkam 4, SF-81700, Lieska, Finland.

Up Summerscope THESOUTH BANK'SSummerscope festival runs fmm 28 July to 31 August and includes plenty of contemporary jrrze in its programme.

Two concerts in the Queen Elizabeth Hall featwe Loose Tubes (29 July) and Man Jumping (13 August). This is followed by six days of jlza gigs in the Putcell Room: Stan Ttacey (18 August), Gail Thompbon's Saxtet & Mervyn Africa (19). Courtney Pine (20), Tim Whitehead's Borderline & Iain Ballamy Quartet (21),, A Little Westbrook Music (22) and Clark Tracey Quintet (23).

More Radio ~ a d i o RADIO3 BEGIN a new series going out under the title TheJazz Pianist on 26 July. I t consists of solo and duo piano performances recorded on location at last year's Pendley

Tickets are now on sale at prices from £2 to £7.50, depending on the event. Discounts are also available for series booking. Call the box ofice on 0 1-928 3191 (credit cards: 01-928 8800).

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