Yes it's Friday the 16th of March and this morning, after skulking lethargically into university, I was greeted with the seven delicately strung words that I've been yearning to hear all week; 'Welcome to the last day of term'. I let every syllable wash over me and took a small moment to embrace the sheer joy that inevitably accompanies the phrase. Last day of term means home, home means fantastic food, a comfortable bed, familiar surroundings and my dogs (do miss my dogs).
Whether a student, someone who hates students or someone who has nothing to do with students but wishes that I'd stop alienating you by consistently referring to students, at some point in the Easter period you're going to get a chance to relax and kick back. So put them relaxing moments to good use, step away from the Telly, let the garden grow for another day or so and brush up on your jazz!
Here's my top 4 to do's for The Easter Period:
Listen To The New Esperanza Spalding Album
Why? Because everyone is raving about it and, somewhat ignorantly, I've still not given it a listen.
Get The New Gregory Porter Record
Why? Because vocal jazz is something that I've never really 'taken to' like other forms of the genre, and if there's one man who can sway me, it will be this one.
Attend An April 'Neil Cowley Trio' gig
Why? Because their the hottest act on the UK circuit momentarily and the latest album was incredible!
Go and See 'Get The Blessing' At Ronnie Scotts
Why? Because they're back after a long anticipated album release, with some of the hardest hitting, punkiest jazz on the scene.