La Section Rythmique at Fest Jazz 2016: “I Cover The Waterfront”

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La Section Rythmique stars three of the best known musicians in French jazz: David Blenkhorn (Guitar), Sebastien Girardot (double bass) and Guillaume Nouaux (drums). Their repertoire ranges from New Orleans to Creole, Funk and Blues. It was my privilege to film them at Fest Jazz 2016 playing to a marquee teeming with fans. Peter M … [Read more...]

Colin, You Will Be Greatly Missed!

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After 60 years playing trombone as leader of Colin Kingwell's Jazz Bandits, Colin has announced his retirement at the end of 2016. "As an aficionado of classic jazz and the jazz scene in general, we will miss his leadership and we thank him for his devotion to the New Orleans style of jazz. We wish him well and hope he will continue to play the … [Read more...]

Malo Mazurié Makes a Welcome Return to Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou

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Sensational young trumpeter, Malo Mazurié, first starred at Fest Jazz in 2005 when just twelve years old. Already an international star with concerts from Tokyo to New York, he also played at Fest Jazz, 2015. So Fest Jazz fans revelled in the privilege of having him back again this year with his Quartet. In fact such was a sudden surge of fans … [Read more...]

Old Chaps? … Anything But! And They Love Paris – Plus Fest Jazz!

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Hailing from Lille, Old Chaps were stars of Fest Jazz 2015 and again this year. They would be equally at home in Paris. Enjoy the YouTube!                     Keep an eye on Jazz&Jazz - more Fest Jazz Features and YouTubes soon to come! Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz (Photos & YouTubes © Peter M … [Read more...]

Fest Jazz Presents The Usual Suspects with “Mon Hôte” on Bass!

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Band Leader Bryan admits his band, "The Usual Suspects", are into Blues rather than Jazz! So what? Fest Jazz is somewhat eclectic with its music and that helps gets the youngsters involved in jazz. The Usual Suspects are all about playing the music they love. "The tightest rhythm section this side of Paris and two of the best guitarists … [Read more...]

Fest Jazz, 2016, Features “Les Fanflures”

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Young, dynamic Toulouse street band Les Fanflures brought the sounds of New Orleans Marching Bands to Fest Jazz 2016. Enjoy the YouTube! Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz (Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz) … [Read more...]

Plymouth Jazz Club’s Programme: September – October 2016

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Founded 1984 Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue PRESENTING JAZZ LIVE AND ALIVE Jazz&Jazz is delighted to support Plymouth Jazz Club in  Promoting Live Jazz! *** *** *** Sunday, September 4th • 7.00 for 7.30pm   Martin Dale Quartet with Roger Marks   Top Devon trombonist Roger Marks joins Martin Dale's Quartet for … [Read more...]

Robyn Bennett & Bang Bang: Plans For UK Autumn Tour

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  Robyn Bennet has contacted Jazz&Jazz about her UK Autumn tour with her band Robyn Bennett & Bang Bang "I’ve received your information from Al Nicholls who plays sax with Blue Harlem, among other groups. Al has been helping promote my band in the UK over the past year. I am an American singer based in Paris, France, with a … [Read more...]

Conscia Jazz, Bedford, Presents Lauren Kinsella & Matt Robinson: “Jazz In The Park”, Thursday, 25th August

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"Jazz In The Park", Bedford, this coming Thursday, 25th August, presents two very special musicians, JazzFm’s 2016 UK Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Lauren Kinsella accompanied by pianist Matt Robinson. As always there will be a Q&A session with the artists in the second set. Irish vocalist and composer Lauren is currently based in … [Read more...]

MK11 StoryVille Jazz Club’s September Gigs Starring The Last Chance Ragtime Band & Nigel Price

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Have you booked  for MK11's StoryVille Jazz Club September gigs yet?   Wednesday September 14th The Last Chance Ragtime Band "The Last Chance Ragtime Band is a group dedicated to putting jazz on the dance floor. Taking their inspiration from the New Orleans Jazz Bands of Frenchman Street, LCRB plays music especially crafted for swing … [Read more...]