Hot Jazz At Sea – The Honky Tonk Project. Irresistible!

Trevor Stent emailed me: “I thought your readers may be interested in the Honky Tonk Project.  A 40ft catamaran which sails around the coasts of Europe (and further) bringing traditional jazz to the ports where they call in.

“They include a variety of fine young musicians, many of whom have appeared at Fest JazzBrittany, in bands like the Old Fish Jazz Band, Frog and Henry, Le Bardi Manchot and the Dizzy Birds. They will surely be with us at Fest Jazz next year too. Their website (www.honkytonksail.com) describes the project and the videos below give a good idea of the music and ambiance.

“They also show how many good young traditional musicians and spectators there are
in Europe these days!”

Wonderful! Thank you, Trevor!

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz
email: jazzandjazz@icloud.com

Comments

  1. Norm888 says:

    As far as I am aware they were in some UK ports this Summer. Looks like a lot of fun.
    I recognise Laurin Habert, on one of the clarinets, from Berlin and plays with Old Fish.
    When Frog and Henry bring their 5 piece to the UK next year February time (programme shortly to be announced), Laurin, I believe, will be in the line-up. This year’s exploratory two week tour, with the trio, which included two of the musicians simultaneously playing foot operated additional instruments, ie Tuba Machine and 9 string Fotdella double bass, was a big success.Next year should exceed that ! Norm888

  2. Norm88 says:

    As far as I am aware they were in some UK ports this Summer. Looks like a lot of fun.
    I recognise Laurin Habert, on one of the clarinets, from Berlin and plays with Old Fish.
    When Frog and Henry bring their 5 piece to the UK next year February time (programme shortly to be announced), Laurin, I believe, will be in the line-up. This year’s exploratory two week tour, with the trio, which included two of the musicians simultaneously playing foot operated additional instruments, ie Tuba Machine and 9 string Fotdella double bass, was a big success.Next year should exceed that ! Norm888

  3. Peter Butler says:

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