Jamie Brownfield/Liam Byrne Quintet Star at Bedford Golf Club

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Tad Newton Featured The Jamie Brownfield/Liam Byrne Quintet on 24th November especially for my birthday! Thanks Tad and thanks for the great music Jamie, Liam & Co! Here are a few keepsakes! (Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz) Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz … [Read more...]

French Rag Stars of Fest Jazz 2016 Planning a UK Tour

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It was a privilege to film French Rag at Fest Jazz 2016. They not only won the Battle of Jericho, they won the hearts and minds of the discerning Fest Jazz fans, including mine. … and now they are set to win hearts and minds in the UK with a 2017 tour. So, more about the band. First the eight piece line up: Mickaël Knockaert … [Read more...]

Welcome Back Imperial Jazz Band to Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

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Booked for 8.00pm, Saturday, 10th December: The Imperial Jazz Band Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club House, Guildford Lawns, Ramsgate, CT11 … [Read more...]

Music to Warm the Soul at Olney Jazz Club: December, January & February

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Hello Jazz Lovers Welcome to our December Newsletter. Yet again we’ve some great gigs coming up!  Beginning with Tuesday December 6th 8.00pm     Suzanne Mellard and the New Standards Trio Suzanne Mellard  must be the best kept secret on the british jazz scene at the present time. Completely self taught she has a unique … [Read more...]

Jazz&Jazz Presents National Jazz Archive Updates

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  Latest news from the National Jazz Archive Welcome to our November 2016 … [Read more...]

SACHAL VASANDANI at PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB

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SACHAL VASANDANI  LONDON 6TH DEC 2016 ...“a bright young singer with charisma to spare” - New York Times TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 8pm PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB 10, Dean Street, Soho London W1D 3RW Tel: 020 7439 4962 Downbeat … [Read more...]

Just Jazz “Going Strong for Nearly 20 Years”!

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Several items captured my attention in the December issue of Just Jazz Magazine. From the Editorial: "Just Jazz has been going for nearly 20 years now, dropping through your letterboxes, or on sale at clubs and festivals. However, we are aware that, in this day and age, we should consider going 'online' … and dare we say, attracting … young … [Read more...]

FiddleBop’s “Hot Jazz Swing with Gypsy Zing”

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I'm pleased to feature four Jazz&Jazz YouTubes capturing a selection from FiddleBop's repertoire, which I filmed recently at a lively Walnut Tree Jazz Club session in Blisworth, Northants. Dave Favis-Mortlock (violin, flute & vocals); Martin Crowder (guitar, banjo and vocals); Jo Davies (rhythm guitar and vocals); Roger … [Read more...]

Red Hot and Blue Launch “Red Hot and Brass”

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Peter Leonard phoned me a couple of days ago to tell me that Red Hot and Blue have launched a brand new CD called, very appropriately, Red Hot and Brass On this CD Red Hot and Blue are: Trumpet - Peter Leonard Trombone - Rob Pearce Banjo - John Stuart Sousa - Pete Clancy The CD is different, even distinctive as, in Peter's words, "an … [Read more...]

Your Chance To Vote: Big Bear Music Announces The 2016 British Jazz Awards!

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2016 British Jazz Awards The British Jazz Awards is back for its 31st consecutive year to recognise the best in British Jazz. The task of choosing the nominees was left to 13 respected members of the Jazz community. After much deliberation, 4 nominations were selected for each of the 16 categories (12 for individual performers, two band … [Read more...]