Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle’s 2012 Programme

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Jazz & Jazz aims to become a force for jazz by galvanising jazz fans everywhere into a trad jazz revival and by winning over a younger generation of fans to swing along with jazz pizzazz. Jazz Festivals are as popular as ever and each year fans flock to them from The Isle of Bute to The Isle of White and from Bude in Cornwall to Hemsby in Norfolk.

So even in these difficult times Jazz & Jazz was elated to have been involved in the successful launch off “Seaside Shuffle”, a brand new Jazz Festival held in Ramsgate, Kent, early in July, 2011. And now we are over the moon to announce that “Seaside Shuffle” lives on, not just with a new festival for 2012 but also in preparing the launch of monthly trad jazz gigs in Ramsgate!

So watch this space!

Consequently we are proud to have received the following acclamation from local resident and jazz singer, Betty Renz, the inspirational founder of and driving force behind the festival: “I can’t thank you enough for your contribution because none of the people who spent the weekend here would have come without your Jazz Guide advert. That was the key. Without that it wouldn’t have got off the ground. It was reading the Jazz Guide that initially gave me the idea.”

Having worked so hard in launching the 2011 festival, Betty is no longer directly involved but has left everything in the hands of  a very capable “Seaside Shuffle” Committee. Click here to view Betty’s portrait.

Max Collie at the Granville Theatre

The Gambit Jazzmen lead the Brolly Parade









(Photos © Peter M Butler)

Brollies Galore at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle
8th, 9th and 10th July, 2011

Traditional Jazz at its Best!

Brollies galore on parade, all shapes and sizes, multi-coloured, highly decorated with tassels and fringes, iridescent in the bright Summer sun!

It was the day Seaside Shuffle came to Ramsgate Seafront with Trad Jazz in all its glory. Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims set the tone, hitting the high notes with their repertoire of jazz favourites. The sun shone, the crowds thronged and then The Gambit Jazzmen along with Ramsgate’s Beauty Queen and her Maids of Honour led the grand New Orleans style Brolly Parade.

The entire Seaside Shuffle Festival was a resounding success, and it was a day and a weekend for Ramsgate to remember.

St James Hall, Broad Street, hosted The Vocalion Jazz Band, The Stour Valley Jazz Band, The Blue Rhythm Kings and the Gambit Jazzmen and the festival was rounded off by the Max Collie Rhythm Aces at The Granville Theatre.

Three whole days of fabulous jazz which the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle organisers are already planning to repeat in 2012.

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