INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed guitarist Tom ‘Spats’ Langham and his band ‘Hot Fingers’ will be the latest act taking to the stage at the Malvern Jazz, Blues and Swing Club.
The gig is from 8pm to 10.30pm at the Malvern Cube this evening (Sunday, May 8) with doors opening at 7pm.
The band conjures up the red hot jazz of 1920s New York and sophisticated 1930s swing.
Their repertoire also re-creates the ‘French Coffee House’ sound of the king of gypsy swing Django Reinhardt, the blues guitars of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson and the syncopated Latin rhythms of Argentinean Oscar Aleman.
From Jump-Jive to swing, from the Charleston to Bossa-Nova, Hot Fingers’ wide range of styles and rhythms makes them popular with both sit-down audiences and dancers alike.
Although just a trio, the band can be seen removing two guitars, a double bass, a banjo, a mandolin, a ukulele, a clarinet, a tuba, a bass clarinet, and a pair of castanets from the van.
Treasurer Neil Thwaites said: “Tom is a very popular and much admired performer on the Jazz scene, and will visit the club after featuring on a European tour with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.
“His own band ‘Hot Fingers’ are a joyous and wonderfully entertaining salute to early classic Jazz and Blues, and we are really looking forward to welcoming them to the club.”
Admission to Sunday’s event is £10 on-the-door. Visit malvernjazz.co.uk for more information on the gig and details of all upcoming events.