God Bless Lionel Ferbos!

Instantaneous rapport: Debbie meeting Lionel Ferbos.

I’ve just received very sad news from a close friend and jazz fan in LA: “Another famous jazz musician has died in New Orleans - Lionel Ferbos, age 103. He played in every jazz festival until last year.” This hurts! I met Lionel Ferbos when in New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival in 2010 and immediately became a fan and an admirer. … [Read more...]

Jazz in St Idloes Church, Mid Wales

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  After a maniacal couple of days I felt I needed a moment of reflection, of respite to recapture my “real self”. Perhaps this resulted from a comment made about one of my landscape paintings which I recently posted on Facebook: “Both your painting and poem are much to be admired. I appreciate both. Thanks. And, you're into Jazz … [Read more...]

Saxophonist Greg Abate Starring at The Walnut 14th July. Book Early!

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Summer Issue of Kent Jazz News

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Here is the Summer issue of Kent Jazz News compiled and edited by jazz devotee Harry Stubberfield. A little late off the press but well worth perusing. It’s packed with news about the jazz scene in Kent and beyond. Click here to view your online copy: AAkjnsummer To receive your personal copy in print email Harry at: … [Read more...]

Tad Newton Announces His JazzFriends’ Autumn Programme

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Hot off the Press: Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival 11th, 12th & 13th July

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Not booked for Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival yet? Time's short. Get onto it NOW!   CELEBRATING RAMSGATE SEASIDE SHUFFLE Just a Week to go for Festival Fun in The Sun. Don't miss out on this humungous jazz weekend with SEVEN GREAT BANDS! Just £40.00 for the entire festival or £10 per … [Read more...]

A “Weird and Wonderful Occasion” in Covent Garden

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                                    On Thursday, 19th June, 4.30pm prompt, The Annual Rent Ceremony set off in Covent Garden escorted by the Town Cryer and The Covent Garden Jazz Marching Band led … [Read more...]

Plymouth Jazz Club Summer Programme Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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   1984 - 2014 Celebrating 30 Successful Years Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue Founded in 1984, Plymouth Jazz Club’s Summer Programme endorses their cherished goal of Keeping Jazz Live and Alive. *** *** *** Sunday, July 6th • 7.00 for 7.30pm   30th Anniversary Special   Tony Harris Quartet with Martin … [Read more...]

Denise Gordon and Roy Williams Star at Olney Jazz Club 8.00pm Tuesday 1st July

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Hot News from Alan Haughton's July Newsletter   Our Summer Jazz Bash is on Tuesday July 1st at 8.00pm and features jazz legend Roy Williams on trombone, vocalist & gospel diva Denise Gordon, Boysey Bartrum on sax, Tomas Pedersen on bass, Bobby Orr on the drums + yours truly on piano. Again, a bargain at £8 in … [Read more...]

Monday, 14th July: International Jazz Saxophonist Greg Abate to Star with Tad Newton’s JazzFriends

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  GREG ABATE PRESS RELEASE   Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, continues as an international jazz/recording artist with 150/200 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 1970’s, after finishing a four year programme at Berklee College of Music, Greg played lead alto and arranger for the RAY CHARLES … [Read more...]