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The Crown Moran Allstars


Back in July of 2010 I started a weekly jazz gig at the bar of the Crown Moran hotel in Cricklewood, North West London. This has been going from strength to strength and is now a popular Monday night hang for many local musicians and music lovers. As well as myself on saxes, the flexible group features Tom Fry, Yaron Stavi, Sandy Suchodolski, Lance Rose and Pete Morgan on bass, Danny Keane, Alekis Corker, Alex Hutton and John Ashton Thomas on keys and Mike Searl , Sophie Alloway, Oded Kafri, Stuart Ritchie, Ed Richardson and Neil Huxtable on drums. Stellar guests have included Gilad Atzmon on alto and guitar, Holly and Ray Penfield, Tali Atzmon and Tina T on vocals, Les Davidson, Dave Freidman and Carl Orr on guitar and many other great players who just happened to pop in. I have also been pioneering ( with mixed success ) webcasting the show. This is a live broadcast via the internet. I have been using uStream for this purpose. My page on the site is under ianritchiejazz. http://www.ustream.tv/user/ianritchiejazztere

This gig is ongoing and dates have been confirmed for every Monday ithrough 2012 and beyond starting at 8pm.. st


ed to read it. There is a link below, as well as from my writings page. I am ready to record my next album of tunes. The band and I will go into the studio as soon as I can find a date that suits


everyone in the group and

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We have recorded a CD under the name "The Crown Moran Allstars". This features tunes the band debutted at the Crown and then recorded at Candle studios in Kensal Green, London. The band for the recording was Tom Fry on bass, Mike Searl on drums, Danny Keane on keys and myself on tenor, soprano and baritone saxes. You can buy the CD from myself by attending one of the Monday night gigs for the bargain price of £10.00. Downloadable versions of the recording are available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thecrownmoranallstarsd and on iTunes, Spotify, EMusic etc. The band is available for gigs, festivals, dances, weddings, bar mitzfahs and can be booked by contacting me ( contact email at head of the page ).C