Highams Park Jazz Club is delighted to announce our highly anticipated second concert on Saturday night, the 13th of April, kicking off at 8:30 pm. The spotlight will shine on Pigfoot, gracing the centre stage for an evening that promises to be truly unforgettable at Highams Park Jazz Club. This isn’t a jam session; it’s a distinctive opportunity to immerse yourself in the exceptional talents of London’s foremost jazz artists at our intimate and newly established local jazz club. If you’re familiar with the vibrant jazz scene, you’ll recognise these extraordinary musicians, making this concert an absolute must-attend. With limited seating available, we strongly advise securing your spot by purchasing tickets online, as we cannot guarantee availability for door sales.

“Pigfoot will remind you of music you loved, and make you love it all over again. It’s the sort of artistic mission that could give jazz a good name.”
Jon Turney londonjazznews.com

Chris Batchelor – trumpet/cornet
James Allsopp – baritone sax/bass clarinet
Liam Noble – piano/keyboard
Paul Clarvis – drums

Pigfoot was formed in 2013 by Chris Batchelor to apply an open and original improvised approach to classic 1920’s New Orleans themes, to transform, re- construct and revitalise the material. Through their ‘Pigoot Play’ series of gigs at the Vortex they have taken their explorations further afield, in all directions, with concert editions dedicated to Opera, Motown, Elvis, Bacharach, Ellington and the hits of 1972, all spontaneously transmuted by the band’s wild musicality and wry humour.

Now, in their 10th year, they return to the repertoire that inspired their 2014 album “21st Century Acid Trad” – the music of pioneers such as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith and Sidney Bechet. Pigfoot’s approach turns on the unpredictable fulcrum of Noble and Clarvis’ long term duo partnership, and the band sound has taken a further leap with the introduction of Liam Noble’s creative and imaginative keyboard setup. Chris Batchelor and James Allsopp enjoy the freedom to combine as a flexible and powerful frontline, egged on by the inspired eccentricity of Paul Clarvis’ sparky and spiky drumming.

“….jagged piano runs, and fiercely sparring horns conjure a Fats Domino meets Sun Ra love-in….Fun, engrossing and rather addictive.”
Ian Patterson allaboutjazz.com

“Damn, do these guys have a good time!“
Peter Bacon thejazzbreakfast.com


Date and time:
13 April Saturday
Start time 8.30pm
Doors time 8pm

County Arms upstairs
420 Hale End Road
E4 9PB
Highams Park

Buses and trains:
The County Arms is located 200 yards along Hale End Road from Highams Park Station. It is accessible by trains from Liverpool Street, Walthamstow, and Chingford via the overground. Additionally, buses 275, W15, and 212 serve the area.