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


  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


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


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


                                    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


   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


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


  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...]