With reference to the rather ridiculous, vainglorious photograph of me above (chosen by Harry not me!) I remember with phenomenal fondness this blistering Cuban blue sky day. We had driven a couple of hours on a rum fuelled bus from Vinales, a beautiful and remote part of Cuba where the world’s greatest tobacco is grown, to a sea peninsula in the middle of nowhere.
I’m really delighted that we are going to have this Boogie Woogie and Stride evening at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. I think this is some of the most important music ever invented and a key part of the history of music. This particular music, Boogie Woogie and Stride, brings the most joy to me personally and I’m very pleased to say we have got some of the greatest players in the world to come and play.