Honoured indeed to be asked for the third year to open the popular Naturist Jazz & Real Ale Fest 2016 on Friday June 24th with my quintet. This is a wonderful and quite different festival with lots of great artists from across the jazz spectrum – and lots of great beers. The band will be Tim Husskisson on reeds, piano and wide-brimmed hat; John Coverdale, guitar; Brett Neveill on bass and the languid Rod Brown on drums. It’s a great-hearted festival with none of the nerdy critical intensity of some occasions. I guess it’s difficult to be overly precious with out yer clothes on…http://jazzfestival2016.com/naturist-foundation-jazz-festival/
PS to reassure the wary; horrified or simply concerned, The Andy Dickens Quintet will probably appear fully clothed. Probably.