The John Coltrane composition, "Impressions" is definitely a tune that every serious jazz instrumentalist wants to master. This is such a unique tune, that once heard, it will stick to your mind. Certainly this is the idea with the Jazz Impressions sessions at the Green Dolphin. For the pass few years this is one of those winter warmers not to be missed. This year the Jazz Impressions started on 5 July. It happens every Wednesday evening just after 20:00 at The Green Dolphin Restaurant. Entrance is free. This happens until the end of September.
Over the pass few years, some musicians that have now become established jazz artists, have appeared at the Jazz Impressions. Names to note are Mark Fransman,Moreira Chonguica, Buddy Wells, Kesivan Naido, Melanie Scholtz, Natasha Roth, Reenboog, Ivan Mazuze, Kevin Gibson, James Schofield, Tribe, Mamavox and others.
There are at least two acts for every session. And then there are those aspiring players, waiting on the fringe to make a Jazz Impression. These cats will however get a chance to be main acts. Gavin Minter really has a big task on hand every year in coping to give as many as possible, hopefuls a chance to appear at the Jazz Impressions.