A bar to bar analysis of Eddie Harvey and Dave Gelly’s favourite Jazz recordings on Thursday, 19th May 2011 in the Studio Theatre Parkshot Richmond from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Two Jazz legends choose, talk about and play their favourite Jazz recordings on their very own Jazz on a desert island - live in the Studio Theatre.

  • Over 100 years of Jazz History in just two hours
  • Some of the finest Jazz recordings from the past 50 years
  • Two giants of the Jazz world talk about and play their favourite Jazz recordings and reminisce together about the people, places and personalities, the good, the bad and the absurd.
  • Being recorded live for the National Jazz Archive

Your hosts for the evening

  • Eddie Harvey pioneer of the traditional Jazz and modern Jazz movements in the UK, member of the John Dankworth Seven, arranger for Humphrey Lyttelton, Jack Parnell, Cleo Laine and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, writer and educationalist
  • Dave Gelly Jazz musician and award winning writer and President of the National Jazz Archive


  • Download the leaflet [pdf]
  • £10 admission charge but proceeds from the event will go towards the student bursary fund at the college so it’s in a very good cause
  • Or enrol in person at one of the college:
    • Clifden Centre, Clifden Road, Twickenham, TW14LT
    • Parkshot Centre, Parkshot, Richmond, TW92RE

The Evening

6.30 to 7.00 Doors open, bar opens
7.00 to 8.15 Dave talks to Eddie with a selection of Eddie’s favourite Jazz recordings
8.15 to 8.45 Interval drinks and refreshments (bar opens again)
8.45 to 9.30 Eddie talks to Dave with a selection of Dave’s favourite Jazz recordings
9.30 Q and A and close