Olney Jazz Club Presents Tina May & The Mike Gorman Trio…

Tuesday 3rd July 8.00pm


A welcome return to one of the UK’s top vocalists, accompanied by her trio comprising
Mike Gorman (keys), Arnie Samogyi (bass) and Ronnie Fenn (drums).
Tickets available now – £12 or £10 in advance.

Tickets (and food table bookings) are available from the Carlton House Club,
High St, Olney, MK46 4BB
Tel. 01234 711348 or Phonebox magazine at Stanley Court, Olney
£12 or £10 in advance.

(Alan Haughton, Organiser)

Father and Son, Barry and Emile… The Martyn Maestro Drummers

My visit to Mandeville’s Dew Drop Hall back in 2010
was more than magical.

It was the inspiration for two of my jazz portraits recently posted here on Jazz&Jazz – Leroy Jones and Dr Michael White. But more than that, it was my first opportunity to present to Barry Martyn the fine art Giclée prints of a portrait I had painted of him back at The 100 Club* in London, and of his son Emile on drums at “Jazz in the Barn” in Throwley, Kent, with his “Fallen Heroes”.

Barry’s reaction? I will never forget it. He held up both portraits for the audience to see and declared “Peter has just given me these two remarkable portraits of myself and my son, Emile. Take a close look at them and you’ll see Emile is already going grey!”

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Jazz&Jazz Portraits & Poems by Peter Mark Butler


I’ve discovered one benefit of Social Media. Recently I’ve begun posting my portraits of jazz musicians painted a while again my Facebook Page and Facebook Jazzers Group.

Here are the two most recently featured:

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The Sun Shone the Day The Jurbena Jazz Band Visited the Walnut Tree

Walnut Tree Jazz Club fans welcomed The Netherlands based Jurbena Jazz Band
to Blisworth on Sunday, 22nd April.

Jurbena focuses on the “Frisco” style from San Francisco.

It was quite a fight contesting with the rays of the sun but I captured several numbers for YouTubes.
Here are two for starters – beginning with the final number for the introduction of the band. Enjoy!

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On Thursday 21 June 2018 The Covent Garden Marching Band Comes of Age for the 21st Annual Rent Collecting Ceremony and Big Parade.

A Parade and Ceremony of spectalar proportions so don’t miss out!

The ceremony starts at 4.30pm on Thursday, 21st June. But why not prepare for the fun by making a day of it in Covent Gardens.

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Max Collie Memorial Jazz Session at The 100 Club, Courtesy of Trevor Arnold!

This is sheer brilliance, kind courtesy of Trevor Arnold, especially as I was so distraught that
I couldn’t be there.

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Public Nominations open for Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018


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Meanwhile I’m harassed!

UPDATE: The fault appears to be intermittent so I’ll hobble on till I can get a proper fix.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

Jazz&Jazz… Harnessing Social Media


When I launched Jazz&Jazz in 2011 following a spectacular visit to New Orleans in 2010,
I had no concept of the looming impact of Social Media. My aim was, and still is, that Jazz&Jazz should become a force in helping keep jazz live and alive – also giving a boost to the “numerous younger bands and growing number of younger fans making their mark.”

Header to my Facebook Jazzers Group

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“Cheek to Cheek”: with Amy Roberts, Jim Douglas and Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts

Sit back and enjoy “Cheek to Cheek”!

It was wonderful to film Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts with guest stars Amy Roberts and
Jim Douglas at the Walnut Tree, Blisworth, on Sunday, 29th April. Special thanks go to
Amy, Jim and Graham for approving this YouTube.
And to Tad Newton for featuring the Allsorts at The Walnut.

Graham emailed me: “It is a rare privilege to play alongside Amy and Jim and I wouldn’t wish to deny others the opportunity to enjoy our combined efforts, faults and all – that’s live recordings. So if Amy is happy to see it released, I am too.”

Jim Douglas

During the session Graham recalled the days years back when a younger Amy visited a jazz club in Cornwall when he and the Allsorts were playing. She always asked if she could join in on a couple of numbers. He instantly recognised her talent and promise.

So, yes, sit back and enjoy “Cheek to Cheek”!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Special Note to YouTube Buffs:
This YouTube was released only with the explicit permission of Amy Roberts.