UPDATE: FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT THE CRYPT CONTINUES. THE ORGANIZERS HAVE SENT OUT A PRESS RELEASE WHICH WE HAVE REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE POST BELOW SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT PRESS RELEASE.
I've just signed the petition in support of reinstating JazzLive and Jazz Umbrella, a registered charity, as promoters of the Friday nights at the Crypt under St Giles Church Camberwell.
The Friday nights at the Crypt of St Giles have been going for fifteen years. They have been promoted by JazzLive in asscociation with Jazz Umbrella. This is one of the cornerstone gigs of the London scene. Although the new managers are asserting that the Friday night jazz will continue, that all existing bookings will be honoured, the manner in which the running of the gig was wrested from the hands of the promoters in July does not bode well at all. I have a call out to the vicar, and I am hoping that he will be able to answer quite a few questions.
Here is the Jazzlive website which explains more. Anyone want to explore with us the foundation a London venues and promoters forum as a support network? We're happy to host it here at Kings Place.