Had a great two days at the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival with friends old and new. It's an odd place to hold a music festival, surrounded by the late 20th century cathedrals to our capitalist culture, but it's a little bit of vibrant humanity amidst the concrete, glass and asphalt.
On Saturday, my son Jonah came with me to what was his first ever gig; he really enjoyed the afternoon featuring the Peter Edwards Trio and the Filthy Six - he even stayed on to see Eska when I had to shoot off.
On Sunday afternoon, was the brilliant Yazz Ahmed and band, Dylan Howe's Subterraneans, with their reinterpretation of Bowie's mid 70s Berlin classic LPs, Low and Heroes; that was a high point of the weekend. Next up was the get-up-on-your-feet, feel-good, Fela-inspired, clowning fun times of The Fontanelles, who were just what the doctor ordered. Up last were was Neil Cowley and band - Neil always puts on a cracking show and this time was no different. I got some decent shots too, so Barbara and I went home with big smiles on our faces. Great stuff. Best free concert in London by a country mile.