Andy Davies: "I want that sports crowd rowdiness of people enjoying themselves"

“I love to play Thelonious Monk, while creating a football crowd atmosphere...”, says Andy Davies. In a backroom of The Piano Bar members’ club in Soho, the Welsh trumpeter spoke to Jazzwise about his modus operandi – a format fine-tuned over the 11 years he’s run Ronnie Scott’s weekly upstairs jam

Andy Davies (photo by Carl Hyde)
Andy Davies (photo by Carl Hyde)

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