Jazz at The Exchange Cafe
Hexham, last Saturday evening. The venue deserved to be packed out rather than the pathetic half full state. The Tessa Smith Quartet played an hour long set with a mix of her own work and a number of covers, one by Thelonious Monk. An outstanding vocalist backed by some real talent on bass, piano and drums, Tessa came across very well and deserved a bigger audience. She plays somewhere in Leeds regularly, I’ve a mind to seek that out next time I’m there.