Leytonstone's East Side jazz club has quietly and with little publicity built up a solid word of mouth programming policy in east London. The area's greatest claim to jazz fame perhaps hitherto was bound up in the fact that the late Kenny Wheeler lived in the area for many years and where a plaque on Wallwood Road attests to that fact. East Side is on Harvey Road in the unlikely digs of an ex-serviceman's club.
Stand by your beds gigs Omicron-permitting in early-2022 are on Tuesdays and coming up is a well-conceived programme highlights of which include Mark Lockheart's Generation Quintet on 18 January, Annie Whitehead's quartet the following week; Graham Harvey and Dave O'Higgins in February; then Denys Baptiste & Nigel Price, Ivo Neame, Deschanel Gordon, above, and Byron Wallen in March.
The club's website has full details of all gigs. The club opens its doors again next Tuesday