Featuring the Spring Issue of Kent Jazz News


Kent Jazz News is compiled and edited by jazz devotee Harry Stubberfield and is well worth taking the time to read. It’s packed with news about the jazz scene in Kent and beyond. Harry kindly supplied me with this pdf of the Spring Issue: AAkjnspring To receive your personal copy email Harry at: … [Read more...]

The Midnight Choo-Choo Arrives at Blisworth! Next on the Timetable, The Frenchman Street Band!


Gone are the days when Blisworth Hotel accommodated passengers on Robert Stephenson’s first, now defunct, railway line between London and Birmingham. Gone too are the days when the hotel’s ballroom was one of Northamptonshire’s popular night spots, promoting artists such as Gary Moore, Hawkwind and Deep Purple. But not so Jazz! Now known as … [Read more...]

Introducing New Orlean’s Sweet Substitute Jazz Band


Good News from New Orleans is always welcome, particularly during the French Quarter Festival in full swing this weekend. And especially when it’s introducing a brand new band playing early New Orleans jazz. This comes from Nita Hemeter, a very good friend of Jazz&Jazz.   “Wanted to let you know The Sweet Substitute Jazz Band is … [Read more...]

14 April: Peartree Jazz Club Next Stop on New Orleans Z’hulus’ 30th Anniversary UK Tour


Brian Turnock’s Belgium based New Orleans Z’hulus have been “on the warpath” for 30 years and Welwyn Garden City’s Peartree Jazz Club is pleased to announce them as star guests this coming Monday, 14th April, during their UK Anniversary Tour.   … [Read more...]

Algiers Strut at The Peartree Tops the Jazz&Jazz YouTube Parade


It’s surprising what a bit of top rate promo can do! For instance this from Martin Bennett: “Blistering session yesterday at The Pear Tree, Welwyn Garden City, organised by Smiffy. A very generous reception given to the band by some very enthusiastic supporters and a gang of onetime neighbours and good friends of mine from when I was living … [Read more...]

Barry Palser’s Super Six at The Castle, Wellingborough, 10th April


Hard on the heels of their sell out success at The Bedford Jazz Club on 27th March, Tad Newton presents Barry Palser's Super Six at The Castle, Wellingborough.   (Photo © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)   … [Read more...]

Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle 11th, 12th & 13th July, 2014 – Full Festival Programme


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Starting 6th April: Jazz at The Courtyard, Wellingborough


Beginning  Sunday 6th April with   The Jazzfriends   and the Doughboy Zydecajun Band     … [Read more...]

JAZZIN’ AROUND – Tad Newton’s Walnut Tree April Programme


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Thursday, 27th March, “Dixieland to The Duke” at Bedford Golf Club was a Sell Out! Here’s Why!

Barry Palser

Tad Newton's "Jazz At The Bedford" presentation of Barry Palser's Super Six Jazz Band celebrating “Dixieland to The Duke” was an enormous success with all seats fully booked in advance! (Apologies to late comers who couldn't buy tickets at the door). Led by Barry on trombone and vocals the band were true to their word, delivery an array of … [Read more...]