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Review of Jo Fooks - Jazz on the Plaza

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Great music, and atmosphere.

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Review of Mornington Lockett - Jazz on the Plaza

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Great music. Lovely intimate atmosphere. Organisers and cafe owners very friendly and welcoming.
Convenient location right next to Kew Gardens station.

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Review of Mornington Lockett - Jazz on the Plaza

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Cracking performance as always from Mornington Lockett, aided and abetted by everyone's favourite ivory tinkler, "Sir" Terry Collie and MIE "house" bassist Nick Lenner-Webster. Great choice of numbers, including kicking off with one of my favourites "Have You Met Miss Jones ?", Jobim's "Triste", Monk's "In Walked Bud" and the lovely "Skylark". It never ceases to amaze me how the musicians simply decide what to play at the time with apparently no rehearsal. Much respect.

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Review of Mornington Lockett - Jazz on the Plaza

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Wonderful evening at Cafe Yukari. Mornington and the band played well, it was a pleasure to listen.

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Tommaso Starace

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

An excellent evening of music in a wonderful venue. A real treat!!

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Tommaso Starace

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

There was a really good atmosphere and the musicians were great.

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Alex Forsyth, Marianne Windham, Terence Coll

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Really enjoyable evening. Great mellow jazz music. Lovely venue.

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Alex Forsyth, Marianne Windham, Terence Coll

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Superb evening of straight ahead jazz at the elegant Cafe Yukari. I'd never heard Alex Forsyth before, but what a wonderful warm, breathy tone he has: rather reminiscent of the great Dexter Gordon to my ears. Terrific support as ever from our own Top (Jazz) Cat, Terry C. aided by the very lyrical bass playing of Marianne Windham, Queen of the Guildford jazz scene. Great selection, too, of covers, including several of my favourites, eg. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (is there any other kind of sunrise ?!), St Thomas, Footprints, Tenor Madness and not one, but two by AC Jobim. And many congratulations to Terry and Janet for bringing us ten years of brilliant music, may there be many more.

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Alex Forsyth, Marianne Windham, Terence Coll

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Had a really good night. The Music was great; the people were friendly, what more could you ask for?

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Duncan Lamont Jnr

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Top quality playing as you'd expect from Duncan plus TCTC (Top Cat Terry Collie) and Nick Lenner-Webster in the beautiful surroundings of the Yukari. I've given the music four stars only because the set list was a just a little bit too "safe" for my taste, built around music from the movies. Having said that, I wasn't previously aware of the theme from "The Yakuza" which turned out to be absolutely gorgeous and compelling. Well done everyone.

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Duncan Lamont Jnr

Overall rating: 4 Verified review

Great evening

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Review of Jazz on the Plaza - Duncan Lamont Jnr

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

What an amazing night of world class music, in addition the atmosphere was fantastic!!

Highly recommended!!!

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Review of Jazz On The Plaza feat. Gilad Atzmon

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

A wonderful evening. Great atmosphere, exceptional musicians., lovely venue.

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Review of Jazz On The Plaza feat. Gilad Atzmon

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Wow, what can you say ? Gilad has to be one of the finest alto sax players on the planet. Great choice of material, superb support from our own Mr Mood Indigo, Terry Collie, and wonderful Italian bass player from Quintet Blue, and hilarious patter from Mr Atzmon who even persuaded the audience to join in with some scat singing. The evening was only slightly marred by a picket line outside the cafe who objected to Gilad's political stance, as if freedom of thought and speech is no longer allowed. Ridiculous.

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Review of Jazz On The Plaza - Jac Jones, Terence Collie

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Unfortunately Jac Jones wasn't able to participate due to a positive Covid test, but was very ably replaced at short notice by ace trumpeter Quentin Collins who had only just returned to the country from Toulouse. Great selection of standards, some themed around Halloween such as Witchcraft, Old Devil Moon and Spook (Speak) Low ! Usual fabulous support from Mr Mood Indigo - Terry Collie - on piano. Super evening with quality playing all the way. And welcome back Keith and all the staff at Cafe Yukari !

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Review of Quantum House pieces

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Cosy café international audience fantastic composer pianist

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Review of Jazz On The Plaza

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Another wonderful evening of music courtesy of Mood Indigo in the elegant and intimate surroundings of Cafe Yukari. Great chemistry between Mr MI himself, Terry Collie, on piano and special guest, young alto sax hotshot, Tom Smith, on a series of standards, including Shorter's Footprints, Jobim's Triste, a lovely rendition of When I Fall In Love and a nod to Coltrane, but with a significantly different take, on My Favourite Things. And to cap it all, the place was packed with a highly appreciative audience. Great stuff.

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Review of jazz flute at cafe yukari

Overall rating: 5 Verified review

Lovely little cafe, tasty food, wonderful music.

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Review of Jazz On The Plaza

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

A great local venue for Jazz (and tea, coffee & cakes if you don't live locally !!)

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Review of Jazz on the Faz

Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

Fabulous, cosy venue. Great music. Very friendly little place.

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