‘If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is.’
Dave Gelly, Observer

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Tuesday, 25th November 2014

Well had a great weekend. Combining being a musician and a promoter is hard work though..
The Maze in Nottingham was a great gig, all ages from teenagers to 60s there who share a love of jazz.

Thanks to Bob Meyrick for these photos. Then the madness of the London Jazz Festival weekend. Wonderful concert playing with Kathy Dyson and Sarah P in Emily Remembered. Supporting Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles and Mark Lockheart at St Mary’s in N16. All filmed by a French film crew.

Sunday 23 Took part in a panel discussion and then basically three separate sets of music – we had to improvise something as one of the bands turned up really late – fire in Charing Cross station.. What a great afternoon it was. The Blow the Fuse takeover of the QEH Front Room.


Sunday, 16th November 2014

In honour of the 2014 EFG London Jazz festival I present my ‘jazz face’.

It’s actually my guitar face. i don’t know why people love to see the bad face but there you go. What on earth to practise as i have gigs coming up this week with LUND, ARQ, Emily Remembered and Baluji Shrivastav.

Touring this month

Wednesday, 5th November 2014

Just back from a great time in Cornwall with LUND.
Now time for the North London jazz tour; at Ajani’s Grill & Jazz N19 this Thursday and Jan’s Bar this Friday N16.
See you then.

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Friday, 24th October 2014

Fun on Monday with Jo Good on BBC Radio London. You can still catch it on BBC iPlayer.

Thursday, 16th October 2014

Really looking forward to the two album launches with LUND.
Words, music and a couple of rocking tracks! All recorded on my 12W Fender Princeton reverb.
As I just read in Keith Richards’ book Life. You want a big sound – get a small amp…