Sunday 26th April: Millennium Eagle Jazz Band Live at The Walnut


  Ever popular with UK jazz fans, Matt Palmer’s Millennium Eagle Jazz Band make a welcome return to The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, at 12 noon this coming Sunday, 26th April. Tad Newton and Matt Palmer look forward to entertaining you with another great session of live jazz! Telephone: Tad Newton: 01604 … [Read more...]

“The Weave”


  Back in December, 2013, I posted a Jazz&Jazz feature entitled “Cold, Wet and Sockless? Entertaining Nevertheless!” with the introduction: “The Weave is a Liverpool based Jazz Sextet which veers more towards modern jazz, but with their own entertaining, exuberant and amusing twist as demonstrated in their  video, “Cold Wet … [Read more...]

Plymouth Jazz Club Programme: May/June, 2015


Founded 1984 Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue PRESENTING JAZZ LIVE AND ALIVE Sunday, May 3rd • 7.00 for 7.30pm The JB Jazz & Blues Band John Beckingham's Jazz and Blues Band. Jazz, Jive, Blues and Rock 'n' roll! The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH Admission £9, Members … [Read more...]

Japanese Musicians Donate to “Louisiana Music Experience”


New Orleans has long been Yoshio and Keiko Toyama’s second home. So much so that they have long supported New Orleans music and jazz traditions. Their latest endeavours are on behalf of the “Louisiana Music Experience” as featured in La Musée, The Magazine of the Louisiana Museum Foundation. See Full Feature: La Musée “Louisiana Music … [Read more...]

“Franklin Street Blues” Featuring Jazz Newcomer Ian Wynne on Piano


  Jazz&Jazz aims never to miss an opportunity to feature emerging young jazz musicians. Hence, when the great Ray Smith was temporarily indisposed, pianist Ian Wynn was chosen to take his place and Jazz&Jazz seized the opportunity to film his performance with "The Smith/Pointon New Orleans Jazz Band". The occasion: Pete Lay's … [Read more...]

Presenting Olney Jazz Club’s Great Ouse River Boat Shuffle Jazz Cruise


Hi Folks, OJC hits the water!   I’m pleased to be able to give you advance notification of a riverboat jazz cruise starring Julian Marc Stringle that we’re running in conjunction with John Bunyan Riverboat Charters on Thursday, June 25th, boarding at 7.30pm. The poster below gives full details. Please note the ticket booking … [Read more...]

In Honour of Chris Barber on His 85th Birthday


   Friday, 17th April, 2015, a highly auspicious day in the Jazz Calendar, marked by this supreme portrait in Alkyd Oils of Master Musician Chris Barber, completed especially to celebrate the occasion by Jazz Artist, Alan Bateman. … [Read more...]

Book Early for The Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival, 10th, 11th, 12th July, 2015


Now in it's fifth year, Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle is the UK's most recently established jazz festival and continues to go from strength to strength. Smaller scale compared with other festivals, yet full of character and charm in it's varied Ramsgate settings, from The Small Boat Owners Club to The Sailors' Church in Ramsgate Harbour and the … [Read more...]

YouTube: Tina May “Take the A Train”

Tina May

Tina May with Tad Newton’s JazzFriends at a “Jazz & Dine Evening”, The Walnut, Blisworth, 16th May, 2014. (Trevor Whiting, sax, clarinet; Gary Wood, trumpet; Ronnie Fenn, drums; Alan Haughton, piano; Tomas Pedersen, bass; Tad Newton, trombone). YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz … [Read more...]

Focus on Youth at Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, 24th – 26th July, 2015


How could I not recommend Trevor Stent’s International Festival in Brittany after such an inspiring and, yes, invigorating festival in 2014. I have featured several posts on Jazz&Jazz covering last year's festival, along with my YouTubes capturing such memorable magic moments. So why not begin this post with another YouTube of Trevor’s own … [Read more...]