7 January 2018 – Roy Sainsbury’s Rhythm Chief’s featuring Dave Newton. This was the first concert of the year and what a concert. Six musical instruments melted into one glorious sound. This was modern jazz played with evident enjoyment, enthusiasm and expertise. It was not so modern that it did not include numbers such as ‘Slow Boat to China’ but also had numbers I was not familiar with such as ‘Corner Pocket’ and ‘My Little Red Top’. Roy Sainsbury, leader, played guitar, Tom Hill was on bass and also sang, Bryan Corbett on trumpet, Charlie Wright on tenor sax, Mal Garrett on drums and Dave Newton on keyboard. This group was well received and we look forward to hearing them again.