The Dorine de Wit Band’s West Country Show, 3rd/5th March

 

Dorine and her band at Fest Jazz, Brittany, 2016

Born to Become a Star!

Growing up in Enkhuizen, a hot bed of traditional jazz in Holland, with a father who plays banjo in the Freetime Old Dixie Jass Band, singer songwriter Dorine is no stranger to the traditional jazz scene.

After moving to Cornwall in 2007 she became a founder member of the popular RnB, jazz and ska band “Roadkill”. She also toured the UK and Denmark with the Rich Bennett Band – a busy and popular band on the British jazz scene often winning “band of the year” in the clubs for pulling in the biggest crowds of the year. Despite only starting to play guitar (and later banjo) in 2009, Dorine is a naturally talented musician. With her relaxed but driving banjo playing and natural, warm singing style, she quickly became immensely popular and a star attraction wherever she played. So much so that last year she took the leap and formed her very own band.

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Hot Jazz at Sylvie’s Place with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends: 1st March 8.00pm


The Jazzfriends’ debut visit to Sylvie’s Place! Not one to miss at any cost!

Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends At The Spice of Life


Tad Newton: 01604 858549
tadnewton@fsmail.net
www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

NJA Blue Plaques Mark UK’s Jazz Heritage

Based in the Essex County Library, Loughton Essex, The National Jazz Archive holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day. Founded in 1988 by trumpeter Digby Fairweather, the Archive’s vision is to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers.

In 2011 the Archive received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and catalogue the collection with the focus on telling of the Story of British Jazz. As a result, many photographs, journals, documents and learning resources have been made available on the Archive’s website: www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk .

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Pete Allen Plays Bechet at Olney Jazz Club

Pete Allen

Sydney Bechet’s “Jaqueline”

Pete Allen (Clarinet/Sax), Dave Browning (Piano), Keith Donald (Bass),
John Petters (Drums), Jim Douglas (Guitar).

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Dave Ware’s Hot Shots at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Saturday 25th February

12 Noon
Saturday 25th February 2017

Dave Ware’s Hot Shots

Dave Ware on Trumpet

Jimmy Tagford on Drums

Chris Thompson on Bass

John Finch on Trombone

Chris Ramsey (clarinet/saxophone)
Lyn Saughter (banjo)

Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club
Guildford Lawn,
Ramsgate
CT11 9AY

Tickets Including Buffet £12
Hotline 01843 596789

Noel McCalla and Derek Nash Live at Zedel, Sherwood Street, London


Enjoy an evening of jazz funk, fusion, soul and blues with Noel McCalla making his debut at Zedel with UK jazz saxophonist Derek Nash and his band at 

Crazy Coqs Cabaret Live at Zedel
20 Sherwood Street, London, W1F 7ED
Wednesday March 1st 2017 @ 9pm £20

Booking line: 020 7734 4888

Noel McCalla & Derek Nash

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Kevin Grenfell & Richard Leach “Girl Of My Dreams”: Another Intriguing Jazz&Jazz YouTube!

I’ve selected this YouTube as one of my favourites because of the great rendition of “Girl of My Dreams” and because it shows the “alternative” value of jazz gigs, demonstrated here by Kevin Grenfell’s humorous prelude. And yes, Kevin, you were being filmed for a YouTube.

Gene Austin’s “Girl Of My Dreams” (1928) performed here by
“Slide By Slide” for Jazz at The Bedford Golf Club on Thursday, 2nd May, 2014.
Kevin Grenfell (trumpet), Richard Leach (trombone), John Fellows (bass), Graham Smith (drums) and Simon Banks (piano).

Enjoy the repartee! And yes, “Acker and Kenny”, you are on YouTube!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Time For Another Favourite From My YouTube Collection: “I Remember Clifford”

Joan Chamorro (bass); Eva Fernández (sax, vocals); Andrea Motis (trumpet)

Just a few moments ago Ruediger Podlaha commented on my YouTube
I Remember Clifford’:

“It’s great to see these talented young ladies remembering one of the greatest trumpetists of jazz who died prematurely almost 60 years before this recording, thus continuing the tradition of immortal heroes of music like Benny Golson, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins or Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan. I’m sure Benny and Sonny will like it, and the others would have if they could have heard.”

So, Ruediger, I simply had to post ‘I Remember Clifford’ again as one of the favourites from my collection of almost 600 Jazz&Jazz YouTubes (400 Subscribers, 250,500 views).

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

February Blooms for Olney Jazz Fans

Pete Allen’s Quintet delights a full house at Olney Jazz Club on
Tuesday, 7th February, with their vibrant rendition of “Roses of Picardy”.

Pete Allen (Clarinet/Sax), Dave Browning (Piano), Keith Donald (Bass),
John Petters (Drums), Jim Douglas (Guitar).

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

“Indian Summer” Brightens February Blues At Olney Jazz Club

Pete Allen’s Quintet delighted a full house at Olney Jazz Club on
Tuesday, 7th February.

Pete Allen

Pete Allen (Clarinet/Sax), Dave Browning (Piano), Keith Donald (Bass),
John Petters (Drums), Jim Douglas (Guitar).

My apologies to Pete, “Indian Summer” should have taken precedence over “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “On The Sunny Side of The Street” previously posted.

Still to come: “Roses of Picardy” and “Jacqueline”.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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