Cab at the RAM

Thanks to Nick Smart, Helen Wills and all at the Royal Academy of Music for hosting a nice launch event for the Cab Calloway book yesterday. A conspiracy of the bad weather and the Tube strike meant many of those who planned to attend could not get there, but those who did come along had the chance to hear me and Harvey Cohen (author of Duke Ellington’s America) talking about Cab. It was specially nice to meet Cab’s great niece Patrice, and to introduce her to fellow Radio 3 presenter Julian Joseph.

And finally most of all, my gratitude goes to Vicky Evernden (left) and Katie Hellier (right) who struggled up from Oxford through the ice and sleet to display and market the books!