James Evan’s Gripping Yarns About Lennie Hastings


Why keep my "Gripping Yarns" to my own personal madcap experiences, when there are others to tell which are specifically linked to Jazz. For instance, this yarn which James Evans (aka John Jamie Evans) has brought to my attention. It fits the "Gripping" Bill! Then again why retell it all here when due to the wonders of modern day communications … [Read more...]

Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Welcomes Back Vocalion Saturday 28th January


Venue: The Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club Guildford Lawns, Ramsgate, CT11 9AY Time: 11.30am for Noon Admission: £12.00 including buffet Contact: 01227 361238 Vocalion Jazz Band Stars:  Trumpet: Dennis Jenkins (leader + vocals); Clarinet/Alto Sax: Pete Curtis; Trombone: Jan Bryce; Banjo: Kenny Sanderson; Bass: Trefor … [Read more...]

Presenting The National Jazz Archive’s “Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project”


JazzandJazz is honoured to accept recognition from The National Jazz Archive for services to jazz and to be invited to join them in the promulgation of all things jazz. What better place to start this joint venture than with their recently launched  Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project The National Jazz Archive is a registered … [Read more...]

London’s Jazz Repertory Company Presents: JAZZ IN NEW YORK


The Jazz Repertory Company Presents JAZZ IN NEW YORK   Part 2: The 1930s And 1940s – Swing To Be-Bop   Award Winning Big Band Orchestra Embark On A Musical Journey Through History Saturday 28th January 2017 Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Square, London, SW1X 9DQ London's ever popular Jazz Repertory Company, renowned for recreating … [Read more...]

Recapturing My Favourite YouTubes: Cleo Laine “My Man Don’t Love Me”*


Another in the series recapturing my favourite YouTubes. This one is very, very special. I was so privileged to film it on a glorious summer’s day back in 2014. Cleo Laine singing “My Man Don’t Love Me”* with her daughter Jacqui in the gardens at The Stables.   Playing with them were John Horler on piano, Jim Hart on drums, Jules … [Read more...]

National Jazz Archive January Newsletter


Simon Spillett Quartet: 11 February The Simon Spillett Quartet is playing a fund-raising concert for the National Jazz Archive on the afternoon of Saturday 11 February in Loughton, Essex. Simon Spillett is a highly respected tenor saxophonist who plays in a wide range of groups, and leads his own quartet. He has … [Read more...]

Esther O’Connor Presents Ashton Lane’s Latest Album “One Kiss Later”


Early in February, 2012, I painted Esther O'Connor's portrait. The daughter of Graeme Duffin, initially a jazz musician and later the bassist with Wet, Wet, Wet, Esther is now a singer/songwriter with the Glasgow based group Ashton Lane. Esther emailed me about their latest album "One Kiss Later". Ashton Lane are totally independent with their … [Read more...]

Fundraiser Concert Announced for Lancaster’s Royal Grammar School Jazz Orchestra


Another great fundraiser supported by  Norman Gibson and The Lancaster Boys+Girls Club Wednesday 22nd March, 2017 7.30 - 10.00pm Doors Open 6.15pm For tickets and further information please contact: Norman Gibson: 01524 855770 email: jazz2swing2@gmail.com … [Read more...]

Andrea Motis’ Thrilling London Debut Captured Live on YouTube

Joan Chamorro with his protege Andrea Motis

  The latest in my quest to revisit selections from my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes filmed since 2013, is this star performance by Andrea Motis, just 19 at the time, with the Andrea Motis/Joan Chamorro Quintet. Filmed at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London, back in October, 2014. Andrea's London Debut!  Brilliant! I'm … [Read more...]

Sam Hall’s Jazz Revisited Go To The Mardi Gras


Sam Hall's Jazz Revisited lifted post Xmas/New Year blues at Lemsford Jazz Club on Sunday, 8th January. Sam and his merry men help keep the spirit of New Orleans jazz alive in home counties jazz clubs. Lemsford Jazz Club's 2017 Programme Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz (YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz) … [Read more...]