The jazz drummer is usually obscured back stage behind the trumpets, trombones and saxophones, yet he sets the beat for the band. But playing with Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims harbourside in Ramsgate, Kent, during the 2011 Seaside Shuffle Traditional Jazz Festival, Laurie Palmer starred front stage, his drum kit on full display. Watch out for Laurie with Burt’s band on Ramsgate Harbour Parade again on Sunday, 8th July (11.00am till 1.30pm) during this year’s
Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival.
Drums on the Prom
Bass Drum, Snare Drum,
Cymbals and Tom,
Full regalia on the prom,
Laurie Palmer takes Stage One.
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I write a poem to accompany each fine art print of my jazz paintings and for Laurie, what better a quatrain than “Drums on the Prom”!
Commissions and sales of my Jazz&Jazz paintings and fine art prints help further my crusade for traditional jazz by contributing towards the costs of covering more bands, clubs and musicians and financing this website. Hand signed, fine art prints of the jazz painting and poem ”Drums on the Prom’” can be purchased in two sizes:
A4 (297x210mm) £29.00
A3 (420x297mm) £39.00
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