News Update from Alan Haughton, Olney Jazz Club

Sophia Ripley

  Hi to all you lovers of live music of the jazz idiom, Wasn't it a great October gig with the youthful Ben Holder and his band?! He's definitely on the returns list, next time, I hope, with his theatrical Gypsy Fire show. I've included a YouTube, courtesy of Jazz&Jazz, of one of the numbers he played at Olney at the foot … [Read more...]

Blue Rhythm Kings – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”


Malcolm Walton's Blue Rhythm Kings inaugural gig in the ballroom at the Marine Hotel, Whitstable, Kent, July, 2014. The band specialises in 20's and 30's music and dress to look the part! Brian Summers originally filmed this for YouTube but, in view of my jazz connections and love of jazz in East Kent, gave me permission to reproduce it on … [Read more...]



  Starring with Bill Freeman’s New Orleans Happy Jazz Band at Lemsford Village Jazz Club, Sunday, 19th October, 2014, Iris brought this 1935 Fats Waller number swingingly to life. I insisted that Iris sign her CD “S’Wonderful” for me “Iris Harmony”. The Band: Bill Freeman (trumpet), Jonny Leighton (banjo), Cyril … [Read more...]

“We Will Play For You ‘The Mooche’ Duke Ellington!”


  With those words, Robert Duis introduced The Limehouse Jazz Band from The Netherlands playing The Duke's moody number "The Mooche" for their fans at "The Spice of Life", Cambridge Circus, during their 2014 Autumn UK tour. I first met Robert at Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Brittany, back in July of this year, when I filmed his … [Read more...]

November 4th: Not To Be Missed At Olney US Saxophone Star Greg Abate! In October Olney Featured Exciting Young Jazz Violinist Ben Holder


  Jazz&Jazz features great jazz and great jazz musicians. Established stars and emerging stars. Time honoured jazz bands and hot young jazz bands. And the clubs and venues which feature all such bands. Such as Olney Jazz Club. November at Olney Jazz Club ***  ***  *** October at … [Read more...]

International Jazz Artist Greg Abate Stars At The Walnut


  PRESENT   GREG ABATE   PRESS RELEASE Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, continues as an international jazz/recording artist with 150/200 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 1970’s, after finishing a four year programme at  Berklee College of Music, Greg played lead alto and arranger for the … [Read more...]

Plymouth Jazz Club’s Autumn Programme Features Red Hot Bands


Founded 1984 Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue Jazz&Jazz is delighted to support Plymouth Jazz Club in their 30th Anniversary Year. Founded in 1984, the Club’s September/October Programme fully endorses their longstanding goal of Keeping Jazz Live and Alive *** *** *** Sunday, November 2nd • 7.00 for … [Read more...]

Tad Newton Presents JAZZ AT THE CASTLE, Wellingborough


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Seaside Shuffle Cinque Port Jazz


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Keeping Jazz Alive: Digby Joins the Fray!

Digby Fairweather and Julian Mark Stringle

  Ahead of this site’s “Keeping Jazz Alive” series, Digby Fairweather  joined the fray as early as September, 2012, with an excellent article in The Telegraph entitled “Why we must fight to keep jazz alive.” The Telegraph introduced the feature: “Digby Fairweather, a renowned British jazz writer and musician, says it is … [Read more...]