by Natasha Pullan Wed 8 July 2015, 10:22 am
We held the official launch event of the sixth issue of Ealing in London magazine on Monday 6 July, which included a live performance from the Dick Esmond jazz quartet.
Ealing Jazz Festival’s artistic director, Dick Esmond, constructed the quartet especially for the event as part of the build-up to Ealing Jazz Festival which takes place from Wednesday 29 July – Sunday 2 August at Walpole Park. This year marks the festival's 30th anniversary and we were keen to tie this in with our magazine launch event as a showcase for the borough.
The quartet provided music for the duration of the evening and treated delegates to a special performance following the speeches.
Photo courtesy of Libi Pedder
You can catch the musicians at the festival this summer:
Jimmy Hastings - tenor sax with Sound of 17 Big Band in Festival Finale on Sunday evening, 2nd August
Ken McCarthy - pianist launches Festival with his Quintet on Wednesday evening, 29th July
Mark Rose - double bass with Jack Honeyborne Band on Sunday evening, 2nd August
Dick Esmond - drummer/leader Sound of 17 Big Band in Festival Finale on Sunday evening, 2nd August
Click here to read more about the Ealing in London Magazine launch.