The Dime Notes at The Dream Cafe

Event Dates:
  • Thu October 24, 2019 6:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $22-32

Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets:  Premium: $32, Wings: $22
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table

HOT SWINGING STOMP AND BLUES FROM LONDON!

Blues drenched clarinet-driven 1920’s jazz with London’s hard-swinging vintage jazz band. The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blueses, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols.

The band grew out of a duo project with Chris Barber’s long-time clarinetist David Horniblow and American pianist Andrew Oliver, who arrived in London in 2013 and met David at a gig. They got together to play some Jelly Roll Morton tunes and began a weekly residency at an east London cocktail bar, working on a repertoire of obscure 1920s tunes.

After a year or so, the duo expanded with the addition of the unstoppable pulse of London’s finest rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie and young bassist Louis Thomas, who added a new dimension and depth to the band, which quickly became popular both at clubs and swing dances in London.

The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasizing the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular.