Friday, June 15, 2007

Pizza Express Jazz Club (28 May 2007)






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Originally uploaded by nicodemus_chan.


One of the things that I did in London was to visit Pizza Express Club in Dean Street in London. John Williams and John Etheridge was performing there that night.



The Pizza Express Jazz club is between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court. The diner is open normal hours but the Jazz club is only open 7:30pm before performance starts. Sometimes it's hard to get seats, you have to reserve in advance. There weren't any tables free but they allowed us to sit at the bar.



Thanks to Donna for the night there. When we went to sit at the bar, a couple came in and sat behind us. The man kept on going back and forth from the bar.



We had some light conversation with them. Just before it started, we asked the lady, "So your husband plays music?"



"Yes"



"Does he perform as well?"



"Who is he?"



"John Williams"



"Nooooooooooo..................."



Yes, the guitarist of the night, the performer of that famous song from Deer Hunter "Cavatina" was sitting right behind us.



Anyway, after the performance we chit-chatted. I told him that I'm an actor and puppeteer as well and he highly recommended to me to watch "Lion King".



He was nice and affable, and kept to his privacy. At first he didn't want us to take his photos but was kind enough later after the show to have some with us. Nice guy.



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