Welcome to chrishodgkins.co.uk!
Until May 13th at midnight I was the Director of Jazz Services for 29 years until I retired at midnight on May 13th 2014. Jazz Services is the national organisation funded by Arts Council England since 1970 to provide services in information, touring, education, communications and publishing to the UK jazz community. Please see www.jazzservices.org.uk for further information
I front three outfits the Chris Hodgkins Quartet, featuring Alison Rayner on double bass and Max Brittain on guitar with the addition of Diane McLoughlin on soprano/alto sax, the Chris Hodgkins Band and works with pianist Dave Price. In 2005, “Present Continuous” was released; “Future Continuous” followed a year later.
The next album, with the quartet was “Boswell’s London Journal”, a suite of 15 tunes co-composed with Eddie Harvey, that received the Evening Standard CD of the week in 2009. In 2014 I returned home to Wales and recorded “Back In Your Own Back Yard”, with Dave Price, Erika Lyons and Ashley John Long. The album has just been released.
People ask me what’s retirement like and my reply is, “The same old grind just a different grindstone”.
Welcome to the new website!