|Jonathan Whines - Soprano Saxophone|
|Wendy Linsey - Vocals|
|Halle Nukuna - drums|
Although I love this time of year, The Jonathan Whines quintet is as Christmassy as I get on the Art of Jazz blog. They played a set of standards and Christmas themed songs at Harris & Hoole (19/12/2014) during the bunfight that precedes the day itself.
|Roger Harding - Bass|
Jonathan Whines is a man of considerable talents who I have not had the fortune to sketch since the Orange Tree Jazz Jam disappeared from London's open mic skyline. It was a busy time at Harris + Hoole as jettisoned rice cakes from toddlers dissolved gently on table tops and a wave of silver surfers rocked in for their morning fix. Shoppers of all ages filled the remaining chairs while Whines (saxophones/flute), Jonathan Swift (piano), Roger Harding (Bass) and Halle Nukuna (percussion) prepared the bargain baggers for the re-entry into the High Street's fray.
|Jonathan Swift - piano|
Alongside Halle Nukuna's percussion work on Hit the Road Jack shone the beacon of vocalist Wendy Linsey who is one third of the a capella group The Decibelles. The trio have performed at Harris + Hoole before but their next performance will be at the OSO Barnes on 24th January 2015. Jonathan Whines is a regular at Harris + Hoole on Friday mornings from 10.30am onwards.