hot stuff from this versatile jazz trio

Hot Fingers are playing in the area.
Hot Fingers are playing in the area.

The versatile and talented jazz trio Hot Fingers are back in the area to play a Live & Local concert at The Glebe Field Centre in Crich on Sunday, December 8.

Fronted by the irrepressible Buxton-raised showman Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham, Hot Fingers will shimmy you into the glamorous world of vintage acoustic string music.

You will visit the hot jazz of 1920s New York and sophisticated 1930s swing; from the French Coffee House sound of the king of gypsy swing, Django Reinhardt, through the syncopated Latin rhythms of Oscar Aleman, to the early blues of Lonnie Johnson and the jazz and swing of Eddie Lang.

Tom is joined by Malcolm Sked and Danny Blyth. Individually, they have toured the world with the likes of The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and The Charleston Chasers.

Featured vocals include earthy blues, sentimental ballads, novelty crooning and the Jump Jive style of Louis Prima, known for being King Louie in The Jungle Book.

Although just a trio, the band plays three guitars, a double bass, a banjo, a mandolin, a ukulele, a clarinet, a sousaphone, a bass clarinet and a pair of castanets. Playing acoustically for a truly authentic sound, Hot Fingers attract audiences of all ages and musical tastes with their infectious enthusiasm and light-hearted approach.

Doors open at 7pm at the Glebe Field Centre in Crich for 7.30 start. A licensed bar and refreshments will be available.

Call the ticket hotline on 01773 856664, or collect in person from reception at The Glebe Field Centre.

n There is a Soul and Motown Night on Saturday, December 7 at the Milford Social Club, based on Chevin Road, Milford. The event features DJs Stew And Chas. Bring your vinyl to play, sell or exchange. Entrance is free and it starts at 8pm.