Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends Heading Back To The Spice of Life

Tad Newton's JazzFriends

Want to catch a midday jazz gig in the capital and spice the day up with some early Xmas shopping? Here's how! Contact Tad Newton for further details: email – tadnewton@fsmail.net tel – 01604 858549 Web: www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com … [Read more...]

Bob Dwyer’s Bix And Pieces Heading for Lemsford Jazz Club on Sunday, 2nd October!


First time at Lemsford Jazz Club, the fans are all set to welcome Bob and his Band! BOOK NOW! Tel: Brian Smith (“Smiffy”) on 01707 880569 Email: smiffy.jazz@virginmedia.com Facebook: Lemsford Jazz Club Coming Next: Sunday, 6th November, Frog Island Jazz Band £8.00 Don't miss our 4th December Special: Irish Harmon & Her … [Read more...]

Betty Renz with Burt Butler at The Two Brewers in Whitstable, Kent, Courtesy of Just Jazz


I just had to feature this article reproduced for the Web from this September's issue of Just Jazz Magazine. These links add to the story: Burt at The Two Brewers My Acrylic Portrait of Burt Betty, her life, her loves and her Jazz My Acrylic Portrait of Betty 1950's/60's Jazz on The North Kent Coast Coincidentally, I lived in … [Read more...]

A Feast of Jazz at Olney: October, November, December


  October 2016 Newsletter Hello Jazz Lovers, Welcome to our October Newsletter. We’ve some great gigs coming up! Tuesday 4th October 8.00pm Over from Denmark, we are thrilled to welcome back the Doc Houlind Revival All-Stars who are on tour at selected UK clubs. The All-Stars are considered to be one of the best New Orleans … [Read more...]

Dréo Loves Paris! Could “Old Chaps” Love England? Could the UK love Dréo and Old Chaps?


  Old Chaps Jazz Band hails from Lille in France. I wonder if they would love jazz clubs in England as much as they "Love Paris". Or better yet, if England would love Old Chaps who were voted the fans' favourite at Fest Jazz in 2015 and were invited back to Châteauneuf-du-Faou this year where I filmed this YouTube: Dréo de Lille is … [Read more...]

Tad Newton Presents October/December Jazz at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth


First up 12 Noon, Sunday 2nd October The Krupa Connection – Richard Exall (clarinet/sax), Alan Haughton (piano) and John Watson (drums) featuring the music of the Gene Krupa Trio.                         Contact Tad Newton … [Read more...]

Photo Feature: Brian Carrick’s Algiers Stompers at The Winning Post, Twickenham


More great photos from Jazz&Jazz Photographer Laurence Cumming. The gig was back in June but Lawrence's photos are timeless - as are the musicians! Can you name them all? Answers in the "Speak Your Mind" Section below please. A bonus Jazz&Jazz YouTube: Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor … [Read more...]

Conscia Jazz, Bedford, Presents “Little Lions” at Jazz in The Park, Thursday, 29th September


  This month we are bringing our 2016 JAZZ AT THE PARK series to a close with a very exciting and individual event. LITTLE LIONS are coming to Bedford on the 29th September. They are a unique band featuring pianist Matt Robinson, organist/keyboardist Joe Webb and drummer/percussionist Corrie Dick. As always there will be a Q & … [Read more...]

The Plight of Jazz, Jazz Festivals, Jazz Clubs, Jazz Musicians and Jazz Fans – An Appeal!


  Duke Ellington “created an orchestra that was so diverse and yet so unique that he was guaranteed to remain at the front of the music for years.” Charles Mingus to Duke Ellington: “Why don’t you, me and Dizzy and Clark Terry and Thad Jones get together and make an avant-guard record?” The Duke’s response: “Why should we go … [Read more...]

Focus on New Orleans 2010 & 2016 Part 2


Changes in New Orleans: Jazz&Jazz photographer Laurence Cumming visited New Orleans in May this year and captured a series of magical photographs which inspired me to revisit the photos I took six years ago during the 2010 French Quarter Festival. Part 1 of "Focus on New Orleans 2010 & 2016" was published on Jazz&Jazz in July this … [Read more...]