Lemsford Jazz Club Hosts The Happy Jazz Band’s Inaugural Gig

Rumours of Bill Freeman’s retirement were not so exaggerated after all!


The Band: Derek Scofield (clarinet, saxophone), Ted Barker (bass), Andy Moran (trumpet), Cyril Bass (drums), Jonny Leighton (banjo)

Indeed, Bill has laid up his trumpet but his legacy lives with the re-formed “Happy Jazz Band” which includes the nucleus of his former team of wonderful musicians. Booked by Smiffy for Lemsford Jazz Club a while ago, it is understandable that they were announced in the six-monthly programme under Bill’s name. And why not!

So now Jazz&Jazz is pleased to present The Happy Jazz Band’s first performance at Lemsford Jazz Club on Sunday, 3rd April, along with YouTubes taken on the day.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

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  1. Nicholas Bass says:

    Hi there

    Any chance you could email me the full resolution photograph of the band, and/or any other photos please? My grandad is Cyril (the drummer )

    Thanks a lot

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Forgive me if I have already replied to this – work overload is inhibiting me. Please give me time to look into it – have you an email address I can use?

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