Tad’s Jazz Friends and Special Guests Stage a Festive Gig to Remember

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Tad Newton promised “Melliflous Festive Frolics” at his Jazz Friends’ Christmas Jazz Party at The Walnut, Blisworth, on Sunday, 22nd December, and he wasn’t kidding! It was a fantastical lunch time session and The Ellington Room was packed wall to wall with fans.

The media give short shrift to jazz, convinced it’s a lost cause. Tad’s Christmas Gig showed that they are well off beam. With guest stars, vocalist Denise Gordon, trombonist Roy Williams and Zoltan Sagi on saxophone, Tad (trombone) and his band – Alan Haughton, piano; Gary Wood, trumpet/vocals; Ronnie Fenn, percussion; and Tomas Pederson, double bass – couldn’t fail
to do so.

Tad Newton never fails to live up to his motto, “LIVE JAZZ … USE IT OR LOSE IT!” and in that he echoes the aims and goals of Jazz&Jazz.

So here I’m posting photos I took and YouTubes I filmed amongst the packed, exuberant fans at that glorious Xmas jazz session at The Walnut which will linger long in my mind.

In my next Jazz&Jazz post to follow shortly I will announce Tad’s Programme to carry The Jazz Friends’ forward in 2014 and to share with him our joint aim of Keeping Jazz Live and Alive!

Jazz&Jazz Jazz Friends YouTubes

Festive Frollicks at Tad Newton’s Christmas Jazz Party: http://youtu.be/gslznG-75XU

Struttin’ With Some BBQ: http://youtu.be/3Ck8TSOyBY8

Denise Gordon Starring at Tad Newton’s Festive Frolics: http://youtu.be/TAYBwLVyBzo

Zoltan Sagi “Skylark”: http://youtu.be/G_kweatnuP8

Gary Wood Centre Stage: http://youtu.be/X6Vy4Nnfv80

“One Two, Buckle My Shoe”: http://youtu.be/CGVfkkmBlno

Denise Gordon

Denise Gordon

Roy Williams

Roy Williams

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Tad Newton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Wood

Gary Wood

 

 

 

 

Zoltan Sagi

Zoltan Sagi

 

 

 

 

Denise and Roy "Hit it off"!

Denise and Roy “Hit it off”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Haughton

Alan Haughton

 

Tomas Pederson

Tomas Pederson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Fenn

Ronnie Fenn

 

 

 

 

Full house! Just one section of an enamoured audience.

Full house! Just one section of an enamoured audience.

 

Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz

 

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Comments

  1. Ciao !
    Thank you for your invitation and of course a Big Thank you to Tad!
    Always an honour and such pleasure to play with “Sir” Roy Williams
    and I look forward to playing with Roy aka “the Major” later this year (September)
    joining on board the Jazz Cruise down the Danube with Enrico Tomasso!
    Lots of fun to look forward to in 2014
    Hope to see everyone at the Walnut again
    Happy New Year Jazz family
    Keep swinging!
    X

    • Peter Butler says:

      Good to hear from you, Denise. Lots on already in September but perhaps I ought to check on that cruise! And yes, I’m sure all the fans would love to see you back at The Walnut sooner rather than later!
      Cheers
      Peter

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