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MY 2013 GIGS

Sun 6th Jan - The Cherry Tree with Rebop
Fri 1st & Sat 2nd Feb - Pizza Express, Maidstone with Shakatak

Sun 3rd Feb - The Cherry Tree with Hannah Horton

Wed 13th Feb - Dereham Jazz Club, Lyng

Fri 15th & Sat 16th Feb - High Barn, Gt Bardfield with Shakatak

Sun 17th Feb - The Cherry Tree with Nigel Price

Fri 22nd Feb - Dedham Village Hall with Nick Unwin

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th - Mendham Village Hall with Nick Unwin

Fri 1st & Sat 2nd Mar - Gala Theatre, Durham with Shakatak

Fri 8th Mar - Peterborough Jazz Club with Rebop

Sat 9th Mar - Hideaway, Streatham with Shakatak

Sun 17th Mar - The Cherry Tree with Karen Sharp

Sat 23rd Mar - Parklands, Quendon - Private Gig

Sun 24th Mar - Fleece Benefit

Sat 30th Mar - Nantwich Jazz Festival with Shakatak

Sun 31st Mar - The Cherry Tree with Emily Dankworth

Fri 5th Apr - The Robin, Bilston with Shakatak

Sat 6th Apr - Lighthouse, Poole Arts with Shakatak

Sun 14th Apr - The Cherry Tree with Mick Hanson

Thu 18th Apr - Variety Theatre, Leeds with Shakatak

Wed 24th Apr - Dereham Jazz Club, Lyng with Rebop

Sat 27th Apr - St Albans Arena with Shakatak

Sun 28th Apr - The Cherry Tree with Tommaso Starace

Wed 8th May - Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple with Shakatak

Sun 12th May - The Cherry Tree with Clare Foster

Thu 16th May - Saffron Walden Hotel Jazz Club with Jacqui Hicks

Sun 26th May - The Cherry Tree with Adam Glasser

Sun 9th June - The Cherry Tree with Simon Spillett

Thu 13th to Sun 16th June - Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho with Shakatak

Sun 23rd June - The Cherry Tree with Nicolas Meier

Thu 27th June - Wymondham Jazz Festival with Peter King & Steve Melling

Fri 28th June - Hoochie Hoochie Club, Newcastle with Shakatak

Thu 4th July - Bures Jazz Festival with Snake Davis

Sun 7th July - The Cherry Tree with Gilad Atzmon

Sat 13th to Sat 20th July - Japan Tour with Shakatak

Sun 21st July - The Cherry Tree with Carlos Lopez-Real

Sun 4th Aug - The Cherry Tree Jazz Festival with Tina May & Derek Nash

Sun 11th Aug - The Mill, Sonning with Shakatak

Sun 18th Aug - The Cherry Tree with Nick Page

Sun 1st Sep - The Cherry Tree with Roger Beaujolais

Wed 4th Sep - Dereham Jazz Club, Lyng with Roger Beaujolais

Sat 7th Sep - The Stables, Wavendon with Shakatak

Sun 15th Sep - The Cherry Tree with Laura Zakian

My CD "The Blue Window" by Roger Odell's BEATIFIK is available. If you are based in Europe you can go to the German sites   www.amazon.de or www.adorishop.de and get it by Mail Order, or if you're in the UK then www.amazon.co.uk is your best bet.  Search "Beatifik", "Roger Odell" or "The Blue Window" - one of 'em should work. 

If you'd like to check out some tracks before buying, then go to my Listening Post where you'll find four Real Audio samples.  You can then find your way to details of all the musicians involved, some photographs, a lyric sheet and a review section.

Anyone living Suffolk/Essex/Cambs area in the UK might be interested in a fortnightly jazz gig that I do at The Function Suite, The Cherry Tree, Knowl Green, Belchamp St Paul, Suffolk, CO10 7BY.  There is a resident trio with myself on drums, Larraine Odell (my wife) singing, and we have top UK guest artists featured at each session.  Check www.jazz-nights.com.


There are several Shakatak CDs and DVDs available from our web site as well as film clips.  Go to www.shakatak.com.

Any questions about the band, or any comments on the site, then get in touch.