Jazz Panache Adds Flair to Covent Garden’s Flamboyant Rent Collecting Ceremony!

THIS POST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE RETURN LATER. Should you have been in Covent Garden, London, by 4.30pm on Thursday, 23rd June, you would have experienced one of the City’s unique and more eccentric events, The 19th Annual Covent Garden Rent Collecting Ceremony: “…… a weird and wonderful occasion when the Chairman and Trustees … [Read more...]

Plymouth Jazz Club’s Summer Programme: July – August 2016

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    Founded 1984 Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue PRESENTING JAZZ LIVE AND ALIVE Jazz&Jazz is delighted to support Plymouth Jazz Club in  Promoting Live Jazz! *** *** *** Sunday, July 3rd • 7.00 for 7.30pm Fraser Weekes Quartet Mainstream jazz band led by local guitar virtuoso Fraser Weekes … [Read more...]

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July

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  ‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’ The Independent The 2016 Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is taking place on the weekend of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd July. Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home. … [Read more...]

A Must Be There! Lemsford Jazz Club Presents Iris Harmon & Her Boys

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So impressed was I when I first enjoyed listening to songstress Iris that I asked her to sign my CD "Iris Harmony"  Iris Harmon - Vocals Mike Cotton - trumpet Roger Myerscough - clarinet/sax Les Hanscombe - trombone Ollie Benson - guitar/banjo Alan Clarke - drums Eddie Johnson - … [Read more...]

12 Noon, Saturday, 25 June: The ever popular Frog Island Jazz Band back at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

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  Always popular at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle, the Essex-based Frog Island Jazz Band will make a welcome return to the club with their Classic New Orleans Jazz of the twenties and early thirties – Joe King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodd’s et al. Don't forget The Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival, 8th, 9th & 10th … [Read more...]

By Popular Demand, Tuba Skinny à la Bunk Johnson: “Big Chief Battle Axe”

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  Following up on demand to re-feature my Jazz&Jazz Tuba Skinny YouTubes taken at Fest Jazz, 2014, here is another of my favourites: "Big Chief Battle Axe". Performed en plein air, Tuba Skinny street style. No surprise that Tuba Skinny stole the show! Peter M Butler Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz (Photos & YouTubes … [Read more...]

JAZZIN’ AROUND IN BEDS, HERTS & NORTHANTS – JUNE / JULY

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JAZZIN’ AROUND IN BEDS, HERTS & NORTHANTS  TAD NEWTON’S SUMMER SPECIALS MARKET THEATRE, HITCHIN 6, Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AE. Tel.01462 433553 WEDNESDAY JUNE 15th 8pm Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends with Trevor Whiting [clarinet/sax] NORTHAMPTON MUSIC FESTIVAL SUNDAY JUNE 19th All day celebration of Northampton’s diverse and … [Read more...]

“Hot off the Press” Old Hat Jazz Band Present “The Sparrow”

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  Lizy Exell emailed me: "Hi Peter "Just writing to let you know that Old Hat have recorded our first album called The Sparrow. Each member of the band has written a tune or more on the album, comprising 13 original tracks inspired by the sounds and energy of the 20s and 30s jazz we have been playing together for four … [Read more...]

Thursday 23rd June: A Spectacle To Behold – Covent Garden’s “Weird and Wonderful” Rent Collecting Ceremony Majestically Supported By The Covent Garden Marching Band

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Why not make a day of it in Covent Garden, on Thursday, 23 June, to experience this unique annual event. Be there in good time - the ceremony starts at 4.30pm. Flamboyant Rent Collecting With Panache! “The annual Rent Ceremony is a weird and wonderful occasion when the Chairman and Trustees march around the Piazza, accompanied by the Town … [Read more...]

Great Bands Are Heading for Fest Jazz in July – Are You?

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                      I applaud and congratulate Trevor Stent and his vibrant, youthful Fest Jazz Team for assembling a magnificent array of top rate bands and musicians to feature on the banks of the River Aulne at Châteauneuf-du-Faou, from … [Read more...]