Posts by tag: musicians

Big Band Sendoff

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 2nd September 2007

The Rugby World Cup has rolled around again pretty quickly, and I was in Regents Park this afternoon for the Scrum In The Park event. The fans were able to see the England Rugby team training some lucky kids, there was a double-decker bus to sign with good wishes, and a Military Band provided the music to send off the team in stirring style. You can see more photos of the rugby-related stuff at, but here are a few images of the colourful Busby-clad band.

[The Busbies Are Coming – the marching band approaches]

[Trombone Troupe – they have to keep their distance from the row in front!]

[Sargeant Sax can he really see out from underneath that Busby?]

[Sargeant Trombone – it was a wonder they didn’t get their trombone sliders tangled up with all the criss-cross marching]

Summer Evening Jazz

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 8th July 2007

For years, I’ve been meaning to get along to the Ingatestone Jazz Concert which is held in the grounds of the Elizabethen Ingatestone Hall in Essex. This year, I finally managed it, after being invited along to take some photos for the local Rotary Club.

It was a lovely summer evening, and I wanted to capture some of the atmosphere of the open air picnics as the audience listened to the music. Plus I got some nice portraits of the musicians in mid-flow.

[Jazz On The Lawn – a table set for a picnic in front of the stage]

[Summer Evening Jazz – the band play from their tent on stage]

[Me & My Trombone – one of the band concentrates hard on his trombone solo]

[Me & My Clarinet – this jazzer was blowing his “liquorice stick” for all he was worth]

[Me & My Trumpet – The trumpeter was concentrating on his solo]

Thanks to Lord Petre for hosting this great event in the grounds of his lovely home.