Dixie Eyes Blazin’ to the Music of Dinah Lee!


  Music by Harry Akst, lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, introduced by Eddie Cantor in Pittsburgh way back 1923 and performed here by Mike Owen and his New Orleans Specialists at Tad Newton’s Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants, in December, 2014, 93 years later! Dinah never dies! Jazz never dies! Mike Owen (trombone), Karl … [Read more...]

Plymouth Jazz Club’s New Year’s Eve Special & January/February Gigs


Founded 1984 Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue The Club’s New Year's Eve and January/February Programme is all about KEEPING JAZZ LIVE AND ALIVE *** *** *** Wednesday, December 31st • 8.30pm until 00.30 am New Year's Eve Party Celebrate the New Year with Plymouth Jazz Club's Traditional Jazz Party. Great entertainment from the … [Read more...]

Django Reinhardt Improvisations By Spanish Musicians Albert Bello and Oriol Saña


Fanny Abela has introduced me to the Spanish based “Albert Bello and Oriol Saña Experiment”. Albert and Oriol are two distinguished Spanish musicians who are featuring scintillating and daring improvisations based on Django Reinhardt’s melodies. Fanny wrote to me: “The virtuosity of Albert and Oriol on stage, their positive attitude … [Read more...]

“Louisiana” With Mike Owen’s “New Orleans Specialists”


  After ten years in New Orleans followed by ten years in Denmark leading his own bands, trombonist Mike Owen is back home playing red hot New Orleans Jazz in the UK.  This YouTube features him gigging at Tad Newton’s Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants, along with Karl Hird (clarinet/sax), Rosco Birchmore (bass), Brian Mellor … [Read more...]

Christmas Greetings To My Jazzers Friends Everywhere!


  How Else To Send Christmas Greetings To All   My Jazz Friends Than A Cyber Card   On Jazz&Jazz?   And what better Christmas scene than my painting of The Sun Inn, Lemsford. Especially as Ginny and I returned to the village, our wonderful home for 19 years, and to The Sun to join so many old friends at their … [Read more...]

“The Little Drummer Boy”


  Even if it doesn’t begin at the beginning I think you will agree with me that this YouTube is rather special. I was caught changing over my “lens camera” and sometimes I wish I knew the numbers ahead of time. But please enjoy Sophia Ripley and “Drummer Boy” Ronnie Fenn, along with Alan Wakeman (saxophone), Nick Pugh … [Read more...]

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Christmas Special at The Walnut Tree with Simon Spillett & Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends


Don’t miss out on The Walnut Tree Christmas Gig Email: [email protected] Tel: Tad Newton 01604 858549 Photos © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz … [Read more...]

Yule Time Gig at The Star, Old Wives Lees, with The Tuxedo Jazz Band


  Just a line to let everybody know our third Christmas Party at the Star in Old Wives Lees, Kent, takes place on Thursday 18th December. The host band this year is the Tuxedo Jazz Band and all attending musicians will be invited to perform during the evening. A free buffet will be available throughout the evening and we will have our … [Read more...]



  Following Amy’s recent announcement about their chosen future in jazz, Tad Newton was delighted to feature the Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club in Blisworth, Northants, Sunday lunchtime, 7th December. Richard was especially pleased to welcome fans who left home at 5.30am to travel to the gig - including … [Read more...]