Tonight at the Cricketers (228 London Road, Westcliff, SS0 7JG)  we bring you a tribute to the music of the great DUKE ELLINGTON; jazz’s greatest orchestra leader! Hear all of his legendary standards from ‘Mood Indigo’ and ‘Sophisticated Lady’ to ‘Mood Indigo’. Our all-star cast tonight includes a welcome return from JULIAN MARC STRINGLE (he’s hard to get these days!) paying tribute to the great Johnny Hodges; MICK FOSTER bringing echoes of the mighty HARRY CARNEY to the room (on his baritone sax) – and me (tackling everything from Cootie Williams to Clark Terry!). Our great house rhythm section(once again) is TIM HUSKISSON, ROGER CURPHEY and ALAN CLARKE – and we couldn’t ask for anything more! Music starts at 8,30 as usual; for food call 01702 345053 and parking behinf ‘My Local’ over the road! As Duke said :’all the kiddies in the orchestra want you to know that we love you madly!’…….XX

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