“A TOUCH OF BECHET” AT THE BEDFORD WITH PETE ALLEN

JAZZ AT THE BEDFORD

Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive, Gt Denham, MK40 4FF

Thursday 28th September 8.00 pm 

Pete Allen

 PETE ALLEN AND HIS BAND

“A TOUCH OF BECHET”

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Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends Unplugged at The Walnut Featuring Special Guest Jim Douglas

JAZZ@THE WALNUT TREE

Jim Douglas

STATION RD, BLISWORTH, NORTHANTS, NN7 3DS

Great venue, three miles from J15 on M1. Free parking.
Real Ales, Great Hot Food, Bar Snacks.
Top National and International Bands. 

Admission: £10 on the door 

Tel: 01604 858549


MIDWEEK LATE SUMMER SPECIAL

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Clare Teal Trio Fund Raiser for the National Jazz Archive

 

“Clare is a sought after singer throughout the country, and has been voted
British Jazz Singer of the Year three times.”

Loughton Methodist Church


260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB

7.45pm Thursday 14 September

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Tad Newton’s Autumn/Winter Northants & East Of England Jazz Fests

Pure Gold!
Presenting Jazz Live and Alive with 14 Great Bands!

WALNUT TREE JAZZ

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Zoe Francis Quartet at Olney Jazz Club 5th September

Announcing the first of Olney Jazz Club’s Autumn Events
with The Zoe Francis Quartet (September) and “Clarinet Maestros” (October).

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Brave, Brave Barcelona! A Jazz&Jazz Tribute

 

The Joan Chamorro Andrea Motis Quintet at Fest Jazz 2016.


Barcelona’s Sant Andreu Jazz Band

 

“A youth jazz band from Barcelona, featuring 7 to 20-year-old children and teenagers. The Band Leader is Joan Chamorro.” (Wikipedia)

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Colin Bowden, Drum Genie Supreme!


High time Jazz&Jazz paid tribute to our magnificent master drummer, Colin Bowden,
who has brought joy to jazz fans for so many decades.

Master Drummer Colin Bowden at Hemsby, 2012

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Encountering Jazz Lamentations!


Ever since I launched Jazz&Jazz back in 2009/10, and much more so recently, the current status and popularity of jazz, particularly in the UK, has been the subject of continual scrutiny and debate – especially among older fans and sometimes even older musicians – with lamentations such as those below, posted (14th August) on Facebook!

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More Gripping Yarns from Bygone Years: Rafts, Canoes, Row Boats & Show Business!


Early Days in Jazz

It was in the late 1950s/early 1960s, that I first took an interest in Jazz. Well I would, wouldn’t I – it was the popular music of the era. I remember especially one late night party thrown by in one of the grand old Georgian Terrace house on Herne Bay sea front. Two jazz hits played over and over again that night still haunt me – Miles Davis’s “Lift To The Scaffold” and Lonnie Donegan’s “Seven Golden Daffodils”.

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Conscia Jazz Festival 2017: Bedford, Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September

“Trumpet player and Bedford resident TOM SYSON has taken it upon himself to bring a festival of high-quality jazz to the town. Now in its third year, the Conscia Jazz Festival (previously Bedford Jazz Festival) will be showcasing a range of national and local jazz musicians at the Quarry Theatre in Bedford for three days from 1 to 3 September.”
(Leah Williams, London Jazz News)

The Conscia Jazz Festival 2017 is now only THREE WEEKS AWAY!
We are all extremely excited and can’t wait for the 1st of September. Watch out for our brochures (seen below) in and around Bedfordshire.
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