Friday, September 28, 2007

Another Era Ends


After the irony of my previous post I report once more of another piece of lost London musical heritage, the forces of greed have yet again removed something of value for their own profit. Last night was the final night of music at The Spitz, after 11 years of diverse programming and presenting some of the best non-mainstream musicians and singers another great venue has closed its doors for the final time. One last night of great music in front of a spirited audience hosted by Miles Danso and The Spitz Jazz Collective saw a loose and ever changing relay of performances full of celebration and freedom with Bukky Leo, Terry Edwards, Gwyneth Herbert, Shri, Beth Orton and Seb Rochford amongst many others all taking their turn to entertain an audience taking one last chance to say goodbye to The Spitz.
Hopefully the team at the Spitz will find another suitable venue to start the next chapter but in the meantime the Spitz Jazz Collective will be hosting regular Sunday afternoon sessions at Rich Mix from the 7th October until Christmas. After the loss of The Spitz and the original Vortex, we look now for the spirit of vibrant live music towards the new Vortex in its new Dalston home, the recently threatened Bulls Head and the lovely Green Note on Camden’s Parkway. Let’s get out there and support our cities small music venues.

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