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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Jazz legend Jack Honeyborne; Woody Guthrie; London Philharmonic at British Museum

14 June, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Jazz man Jack Honeyborne – Spice of Life, June 21

• Veritable jazz legend Jack Honeyborne is 90 no less next Thursday and, to mark the occasion, there’s a special session of Jack Honeyborne’s All-Stars at the Spice of Life, Soho, the previous day with three guests rather than the usual two – trumpeter Bruce Adams, trombonist Roy Williams & Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax. A true legend of the UK jazz scene, Jack acted as Vera Lynn’s pianist and musical director for more than 19 years. Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, Soho, 12.30pm, £7/cons £6, 020 7437 7013, www.spiceoflifesoho.com

Woody Guthrie’s songs are being set in the context of the American depression in a rendition of his songs plus historical commentary by Professor Will Kaufman at Green Note, Camden Town, next Wednesday evening. Green Note, 8.30pm, £10, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, 020 7485 9899, www.greennote.co.uk

• The London Philharmonic Choir is singing a Summer Solstice Concert at the British Museum’s Great Court next Thursday and Saturday (June 21 and 23). Alongside classical music pieces are such numbers as Loch Lomond, Molly Malone, Londonderry Air, Ar Hyd y Nos and O Waly, Waly. The concerts will also feature a specially commissioned piece by composer Paul Fincham, inspired by the museum’s Celtic objects.
Great Court, British Museum, 7.30pm, £24, 020 7323 8195, www.britishmuseum.org / www.britishmuseum.org

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