13 July 2016
Jazz at the Oak
The regular jazz night (the first Wednesday in the month) at the Royal Oak featured the trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals of Karl Charity - an accomplished local player who works mainly in Surrey and London. Karl’s selection of music ranged from the mellow and familiar with Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, So Nice and I’ll Close My Eyes to the more serious end of the jazz spectrum with tunes such as Recorda-me, Stolen Moments and Black Nile. The regular house band of Roger, Tony, Mike and David provided versatile accompaniment to Karl’s chosen repertoire which spanned several decades and continents.
The evening was completed by an impromptu spot by Fay Norris, friend of Karl and the band, who gave us Autumn Leaves despite the fact that summer has yet to start in earnest!
The next Jazz at the Oak will be on Wednesday the 3rd August, and will feature the saxophones and flute of David Brown.