Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims at The Two Brewers, Whitstable, Kent

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It was great to catch up with Burt Butler and his Jazz Pilgrims on Friday, 28th May, during a weekend visit to my old stomping grounds in East Kent. These two YouTubes feature The Pilgrims at just one of their venues, their regular Whitstable "Two Brewers" Friday haunt. Quite an atmosphere with crowded fans close up to the band or peering round … [Read more...]

Tuxedo Jazz Band at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

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Having been privileged to help launch Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle back in 2011, it gives me huge pleasure to see both the club and the Annual Festival going from strength to strength. I was in Ramsgate for their May event when the club featured Dave ("Jake") Hill's Tuxedo Jazz Band and I was able to film the following two YouTubes: Dave Hill … [Read more...]

Fest Jazz 2016: July 29th/31st – Simply Not To Be Missed! … …

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…… This Teaser says it all! Produced by Manon, the inspirational 20 year old “Assistante de Direction” who heads up Trevor Stent's youthful Fest Jazz Team, it sums up to a tee the appealing thrills and excitement of Fest Jazz for fans of all ages!   Fest Jazz 2016! A wonderfully relaxed, three day (29-31 July) … [Read more...]

Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band Presents “The Jazz Capital Festival”

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4 days, 3+2 stages, 130+ musicians from 13 countries – ticket with 4 nights of accommodation with breakfast and ground transportation from as low as 280 EUR!!! We make our home town Kecskemét, Hungary, the capital of jazz for 4 days as we organize the JAZZ CAPITAL festival August 4-7, 2016. This is an event that you MUST see. We take you to … [Read more...]

Introducing Holland’s Blue River Jazz Band Plus Sweet Silver

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I first met Robert Duis at Fest Jazz, Brittany, in 2014, and now I'm delighted to feature him with Holland's Blue River Jazz Band and Sweet Silver at The Spice of Life in London earlier this year. Websites: www.blueriverjazzband.com www.sweetsilver.nl To book Blue River contact: Robert Duis 0031 653 47 11 85 Peter M … [Read more...]

Thursday 26th May: Jazz at The Bedford Presents Keith Nichols & Friends

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Raconteur and pianist Keith Nichols promises an evening abounding with humour, ragtime and novelty numbers. Contact Tad Newton for further details: email – tadnewton@fsmail.net tel – 01604 858549ay Web: www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com … [Read more...]

High Noon, Saturday, 28th May: The Shuffle Presents Tuxedo

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Countdown to Tuxedo at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle!     … [Read more...]

Introducing South African Jazz Songstress Amy Walton

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Thank you, Dave Cottle, for introducing South African singer/song writer, Amy Catherine Walton, to Jazz&Jazz. "Now relocated to London, Amy delights fans with her stunning interpretations of the Great American Song Book and jazz standards, original compositions, Latin, African and Zulu songs. "Born into a musical family, Amy studied … [Read more...]

“Oriental Strut” – Tuba Skinny at Fest Jazz, 2014

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  Tuba Skinny filmed in the Grand Marquee at Fest Jazz, 2014. Tuba Skinny took Fest Jazz by storm in Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Brittany, in July, 2014. The packed grand marquee audience was spellbound. This was just one of just two numbers I could film in the marquee without fans and dancers blocking the view. Live jazz at its best and not a … [Read more...]

Jazz&Jazz YouTubes Feature: Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band at The Bay Jazz Club, Hertfordshire

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Having followed Hungary’s Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band for some months and featured them regularly on Jazz&Jazz, when I discovered that Botany Bay Jazz Club had booked them for a Friday Night Special on 6th May, I seized the opportunity to see them live - and, with bandleader Tamás Ittzés' and the Bay’s permission, to film them. It was an … [Read more...]