HENRY BOTHAM'S PIANO GUMBO - MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL AT M&P'S!
Henry Botham brings his Piano Gumbo gig to M&P's for the final night of the Manchester Jazz Festival.
Frequent visitors to M&P's will recognise Henry Botham as a band member in both The Nightcreatures and Mr. Wilson's Second Liners. Two great big bands who are always very popular with our guests. We saw Henry perform a solo piano set at HOME and we were blown away by his raw talent for New Orleans style piano playing. We've only ever heard him play in a full band and this stripped back solo set left us wanting more.
So this evening, following in the footsteps of Jelly Roll Morton, Dr John and James Booker, the New Orleans tradition of recreating a full band using just piano is continued by Henry. Like his heroes before him he draws upon a wide and unusual repertoire taken from various sources and all brought together under the umbrella of New Orleans piano. Traditional Spirituals, old time Blues, Jazz, stride Piano, Rock, Latin American and Pop songs all contribute to the myriad of styles used to cook up this hot spicy Piano Gumbo.
We are not taking tables bookings for this event but there will be plenty of room on stage side for you to sit and listen to the music. Don't forget to take advantage of the Happy Hour Deals during Henry's performance too!
LATER IN THE EVENING, WE HAVE THE FABULOUS TARZAN BROS BAND FOR THREE SETS OF LIVE MUSIC FROM 9.30PM. TO BOOK A TABLE FOR THIS GIG PLEASE CALL:
DAYTIME: 0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
EVENINGS: 0161 831 7002 (after 6pm)