Rico Tomasso-‘A Tribute To Satchmo’

Jazz Shed in the Chickenshed Bar

When Trumpet ace Rico Tomasso was 7 years old, his Clarinet-playing father took him to Heathrow so the child prodigy could welcome his hero, Louis Armstrong, with a chorus of It’s a Wonderful World. The moment was captured by the world’s press and Rico and the great ‘Satchmo’ became firm friends.

To kick start the 2010 Jazzshed sessions, on Friday 29th January Rico will play a sparkling tribute to Louis accompanied by Britain’s finest Dixielanders.

On clarinet is the celebrated Julian Marc Stringle, who did his first TV gig with Acker Bilk when he was 14 , and formed his first Dixieland Band at 12, using Harry Gold’s arrangement’s.   On trombone is the renowned Ian Bateman, Acker’s current ’powerhouse’. On piano is New Orleans favourite Richard Busiakiewicz.   On string bass, from the Kenny Ball Band, is the swinging Bill Colman and on Drums is the driving leader of the ‘Gene Krupa Tribute Band’ Richard Pite.

Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards ‘Best Trumpet’ category, Rico Tomasso descends from a Sicilian Musical family who settled in the North of England after the First World War.

The Tomasso family swiftly became nationally known for producing the beautifully crafted 48 key street piano’s that they rented to buskers, fairgrounds and exhibitions. In the 30’s, 40’s, and into the early 50’s Dixieland Jazz Revival,  Rico’s father Ernie Tomasso played Clarinet with the legendary East End baritone sax player/arranger Harry Gold’s ‘Pieces of Eight’.

Don’t miss this joyous tribute to Satchmo in the welcoming ambience of Jazzshed.

Venue: Chickenshed Jazz Bar,  Chase Side  Southgate  London N14 4PE
Date: Friday 29 January
Time: Bar/Restaurant opens 7.30 pm    Jazz from 8.30 – 11.30  pm
Price: £12 on door or £10.00 in advance
Evening menu available.
Booking telephone No: 020 8292 9222

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