Hot Fingers puts on anniversary jazz convert at Lyndhurst Community Centre this weekend
Red hot jazz of the 1920s will blend with blues guitar hits as four-piece band Hot Fingers appears at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Sunday (28th January).
Led by Tom ‘Spats’ Langham, the multi-instrumentalist group will celebrate 20 years of making music together with the special concert showcasing a musical expedition through time.
The band is renowned for its blend of vintage acoustic music, showing the rich collection of musical history. From the red-hot jazz of 1920s New York to the sophisticated 1930s swing, from the king of gypsy swing Django Reinhardt to the blues guitars of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, the ensemble promises to deliver an eclectic and unforgettable evening of music.
Argentinean Oscar Aleman's syncopated Latin rhythms will also feature.
Frontman Tom leads the ensemble with his talents on tenor banjo, guitar, ukulele, and vocals. His past collaborations have included performances with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, and Acker Bilk.
Joined by Malcolm Sked on tuba, sousaphone, and double bass, Emily Campbell's stunning vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Danny Blyth, Hot Fingers have been filling jazz clubs, halls, and theatres across the country for the last two decades.
The exclusive anniversary tour is presented by New Forest Acting Up as part of Culture in Common's program to bring live performances to rural communities.
Culture in Common spokesperson Akshayaa Bharathkumar said: “Don't miss this opportunity to witness a captivating performance that weaves together musical history and tales from two decades on the road. Early booking is strongly advised for this special anniversary tour!”