We've all heard about the big-name clubs Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex, 6, et al on any self-respecting jazz fans' regular visiting roster wishing to be on top of the latest and greatest. The most epic jazz as we all surely know happens anywhere and everywhere if you get lucky. And what about the valiant Cinderellas still on the bucket list, amigo, amiga, when you get your skates on next before the inevitable final croak disturbs the unsuspecting curtain twitcher stalwarts of the neighbourhood watch? East Side, in Leytonstone, has a strong line-up coming up this autumn for instance. Empirical bassist Tom Farmer (photo: empiricalmusic.com), reedist Chris Biscoe and the sensational sax summitry that is Buckley and Siegel in quartet formation and featuring the great drummer Gene Calderazzo are among club highlights soon.
The club is located in London E11, a neighbourhood not far from where the great Kenny Wheeler lived for very many years. East Side attenshun is in an ex-serviceman's club tucked in behind the Red Lion and handy come falling out time for, hopefully not literally down, the tube. Check the graphic above for what's on at a glance. Book