Olney Jazz Club Presents “Celebrating Hoagy” with The Chris Ingham Quartet

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8.00pm this coming Tuesday 2nd June An unmissable event featuring THE CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET with their popular and well-received show “Celebrating Hoagy” - a marvellous exposition of the music of the great American composer Hoagy Carmichael. This will be another great night…..make sure you get your tickets early! £10/£8 in advance from … [Read more...]

Northhants Cricket Presents “All Star Jazz Special” 8.00pm Thursday, 4th June

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STOP PRESS! The venue for the "All Star Jazz Special" has been changed to the recently refurbished and luxurious  TURNER SUITE Contact Tad Newton for further details: email – [email protected] tel – 01604 858549 Web: www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com   … [Read more...]

New Orleans Heat at The Castle, Wellingborough, 8.00pm Thursday, 4th June

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  “Britain's Leading Exponents of New Orleans Jazz!” Full Summer Programme at The Castle:   Contact Tad Newton for further details: email – [email protected] tel – 01604 858549 Web: www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com … [Read more...]

“Silver Screen Success” Steamboat Jazz Band Special, The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, 30th May!

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  Richard Elmes and his Steamboat Jazz Band are heading for The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, on 30th May, after the enthusiastic response to their "Silver Screen" success at The Astor Theatre, Deal, on 14th May. Best book quickly! Saturday, 30th May, 8.00pm  Main Theatre, Stag Community Arts Centre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 … [Read more...]

“When Jazz Meets Gospel” Part 3: “Go Down Moses”

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Continuing Gary Wood's Swing Band Presentation and slide show featuring the influence of the African/American tradition on Jazz. "When Jazz Meets Gospel"   Part 3: "Go Down Moses” The Negro spiritual "Go Down Moses” dates back to the mid 1800s and relates how God sent Moses to Pharaoh demanding that he “Let my people … [Read more...]

Jazz at The Bedford, Thursday 28th May: Vasilis Xenopoulos with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends

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Saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos was born in Athens and began playing the saxophone at 13. He studied music at Athen's Philippos Nakas Conservatory, gaining experience by playing with some of the top names on the Greek jazz scene. In 1999 he was awarded a jazz scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston MA and later that … [Read more...]

“When Jazz Meets Gospel” Part 2: Louis Armstrong

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Continuing Gary Wood's Swing Band Presentation "When Jazz Meets Gospel"   Part 2: Gary's slide show presentation features the influence of the African/American tradition on Jazz and Louis Armstrong's role in this, demonstrated by "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen". Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz Photo … [Read more...]

New Orleans Z’hulus Storm Soho’s Blue Posts

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  Emile Martin was heard to exclaim “I told you!” during Brian Turnock’s introduction to The New Orleans Z’hulus’ session at The Blue Posts, Rupert Street, Soho, on Tuesday, 12th May. It was a phenomenally successful gig and the pub was packed full with fans. Filming for YouTubes would have been nigh on impossible had I … [Read more...]

“When Jazz Meets Gospel” The Gary Wood Swing Band

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“When Jazz Meets Gospel" Part 1   Gary Wood developed an early interest in jazz, joining his first band in 1986. He has built a solid reputation as a trumpeter and vocalist and now works as a freelance musician appearing with bands in a variety of jazz & swing styles. He has performed at festivals in the UK and Europe and has … [Read more...]

Philippe Briand’s Memories of Jazz from the 1950s to the Present Day

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Last year I was very fortunate to befriend Philippe Briand through Fest Jazz, Chateauneuf-du-Foau in Brittany, and since then we have kept in touch online. Philippe hails from Carhaix in Brittany. Although he doesn’t play so much these days, not only is he a jazz musician, he is also a jazz historian and his memories of jazz range from way back … [Read more...]