Jazz Portrait: Laurie Palmer on Drums at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

Jazz Painting: Commissioned Portrait of Laurie Palmer on Drums

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 in July most years during the
Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Jazz Festival.

Jazz&Jazz fine art print of Laurie Palmer on Drums

Drums on the Prom

Bass Drum, Snare Drum,
Cymbals and Tom,
Full regalia on the prom,
Laurie Palmer takes Stage One.

Jazz&Jazz Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without the descriptive poem. Simply email: peter@jazzandjazz.com to place your order and help support jazz.

Yule Time Jazz at The Star, Old Wives Lees, with The Stour Valley Jazz Band

Gerry Birch launched Thursday Night Jazz at The Star, Old Wives Lees, near Canterbury, Kent, over a year ago. The sessions are going from strength to strength and feature Gerry’s own Stour Valley Jazz Band along with other Kent based bands including Anything Goes, Vocalion and Tuxedo.

So Gerry asked Jazz&Jazz to help spread the word about The Star’s Yule Tide Jazz Party.

Hi All

Just to let everyone know, the Jazz Christmas Party at The Star is on Thursday, 20th December. Please come along and bring an instrument if you can. Bring your friends too. Our welcoming publican Barry wants to continue the Jazz next year and it would be great if we could all put on a good show for him. Light refreshments will be provided.

This will be our last Jazz Session for 2012. We start again on 10th January 2013.

Thursday night at The Star is becoming a top jazz attraction in East Kent. Newcomers are most welcome so don’t miss out.

Cheers

Gerry

So if you are an East Kent jazz fan and are within striking distance of Old Wives Lees, be there. You will be warmly welcomed to the trad jazz festivities by The Star’s regular jazz fans.

For further details and directions email Gerry at info@gerrybirch.co.uk or call The Star on 01227 730213.

GEOFF FOSTER (clt) JOHN SHEPPARD (tmp) LAURIE PALMER (dms) and GERRY BIRCH (sousa)

THE BAND WITH RAY COLYER (tmp) AND STEVE HARDING (gtr)

GEOFF FOSTER AND JOHN SHEPPARD

SANDRA PULLS A PINT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

To view Jazz&Jazz portraits of Gerry Birch and Laurie Palmer scroll down at: http://www.jazzandjazz.com/?p=242

To view the Jazz&Jazz portrait of Ray Colyer go to: http://www.jazzandjazz.com/?p=63

Jazz&Jazz Portraits make great gifts if you are stumped over what to give your jazz friends. And your purchases will help promote traditional jazz.

 

Commissions

 

I pen poems for my jazz portraits and personally produce and hand sign my Jazz&Jazz Fine Art Giclée Prints. I happily accept commissions for jazz paintings and jazz portraits from bands and musicians, and especially from fans who might have their favourites. A fine art print of the painting and poem is offered along with each commissioned acrylic jazz painting.

Stand alone fine art prints of any of the jazz portraits are also available for sale with payment via PayPal or private arrangement. Should you wish to purchase a jazz print, commission a jazz portrait, or if your are interested in any of the jazz photographs displayed, please email Peter at: peter@jazzandjazz.com

A PayPal “Donate” button (right hand column) is available for contributions and especially to facilitate payment for portraits, commissions and Fine Art Giclée Prints. My aim is to develop direct contacts with clubs, festivals, bands, musicians and fans to help promote and spread the word about Jazz&Jazz. Should you wish to purchase a jazz print, commission a jazz portrait, or if your are interested in any of the jazz photographs displayed, don’t hesitate to email me at: peter@jazzandjazz.com

Completed commissions include:

Pete Smith on Sousaphone

Dave Arnold on Drums

Christine of The Stackyard Stompers

Laurie Fray on Clarinet captured in a stunning rendition of Burgundy Street Blues

Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band

Ray Colyer on Trumpet

Bob Thomas on Trumpet

John Pickett on Trumpet

Laurie Palmer on Drums

Tony Cunningham Trombonist


The following portraits were presented to the musicians during the 2011 Autumn Jazz Parade in Hemsby, Norfolk:

Annie Hawkins
Chris Tyle
Johnny Rodgers

To view a selection of portraits completed either for the launch of the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival in July, 2011, or commissioned during the festivals since, go to Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Jazz Portraits.

Peter M Butler
Artist, Editor & Proprietor, Jazz&Jazz

Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Jazz Portraits

In 2011 I was asked to paint jazz portraits of musicians from local bands booked for Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle for display during the festival. These included:

Fine art print of jazz painting “Trombone and Drums”

Trombone and Drums
Trad at The George, Vocalion style,
Sam on ‘bone, Mark on drums,
Playing with guile,
Good reason for fans to linger a while.

The Vocalion Band, led by Sam Weller, hails from Medway, Kent, and is a favourite with trad jazz fans. In this acrylic jazz portrait Sam is playing alongside drummer Mark Alexander at The George in Shalmsford Street, Chartham.
‘Art & Verse’ Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved

A Very Mean Sax. Fine art print of jazz portrait of Ivan Gandon

A Very Mean Sax
Beneath the rim of his familiar cap
Ivan’s won fame
For a very mean sax.
Gandon by name,
A gentleman by nature,
His grit on vocals
Puts the best to shame.

One of jazz’s grand characters, Ivan Gandon plays sax and clarinet with the Medway, Kent, based Vocalion Band led by Sam Weller. This is one of my favourite jazz paintings.
‘Art & Verse’ Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved

Fine art print of Jazz Portrait of Gerry Birch

Jazz at The George
Gerry hot wired,
Sousaphone fully fired,
For Jazz at The George
Intense, inspired.

Gerry Birch hails from East Kent where he repairs brass instruments and leads his own band, The Stour Valley Jazzmen. A friendly setting for jazz paintings, The George in Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Kent, is a regular venue for his trad jazz club.
Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved

Laurie Palmer, drummer with Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims, commissioned this jazz portrait of him on drums during the festival.

Jazz Portrait of Laurie Palmer on drums with Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims

Drums on the Prom
Bass Drum, Snare Drum,
Cymbals and Tom
Full regalia on the prom
Laurie Palmer takes Stage One.

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 Trad Jazz Festival, for his jazz portrait Laurie Palmer starred front stage, his drum kit on full display.
‘Art & Verse’ Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of my portraits are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: peter@jazzandjazz.com to place your order and help support jazz.

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JAZZ ART

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Fine art prints of the jazz portraits are available for sale with payment via PayPal or private arrangement. Peter also accepts commissions. Should you wish to purchase a jazz print or commission a jazz portrait please email Peter at: peter@jazzandjazz.com

Scroll down for INDEX OF JAZZ ART

 

JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHS

JazzandJazz.com also features Peter’s ever growing portfolio of  jazz photographs which are available for promotional materials for Jazz Bands, Jazz Clubs, Jazz Festivals and musicians. Selections of these photographs have been used in producing online promos, ads, brochures and flyers for the jazz community, some of which are displayed throughout the site for publicity purposes. Should you be interested in any of the photographs, either as prints or for promotions, just email: peter@jazzandjazz.com

 

INDEX OF JAZZ ART


Amy Roberts on Saxophone

Amy Roberts and Adrian Cox

Annie Hawkins on Bass

Barry Martyn at the 100 Club

Brian Smith, Washboard Rhythm King

Betty Renz Steels the Show

Bob Thomas on Trumpet

Burt Butler on Banjo

Chris Marchant on Drums

Chris Tyle on Cornet

Christine Woodcock on Trombone

Cuff Billet on Trumpet

Dave Arnold on Drums 

Dave Bartholomew at The Palm Court, New Orleans

Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band

Dom Pipkin Pumps Piano

Dr Michael White and Gregg Stafford

Emile Martyn on Drums

Emile Van Pelt and Eric Webster

Esther O’Connor, Songstress Supreme

Gerry Birch on Sousaphone

Grand Marshall Jimbo Heads the Parade

Hugh Masekela

Ivan Gandon on Saxophone

Jim Hurd and John Whitehead, Frog Islanders

John Pickett on Trumpet 

Johnny Rodgers on Saxophone

Laurie Fray on Clarinet

Laurie Palmer on Drums

Lionel Ferbos, Louisiana Jazz Legend

Mike Pointon on Trombone

Pete Lay on Drums

Pete Smith on Sousaphone

Ray Colyer on Trumpet

Sammy Rimington & Amy Roberts Saxophone Duet

Sam Weller and Mark Alexander of Vocalion

Trefor Williams on Double Bass

Tim Curtis on Sousaphone

Tony Cunningham on Trombone

Big Bill Bissonnette

Leroy Jones at Donnas Bar 2010

Tony O’Sullivan on Trumpet

 

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Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz