Jazz Art & YouTubes & "Gripping Yarns"

Olney Jazz Club Announces “Great gigs coming up!”

Tuesday May 2nd 8.00pm

The Ben Holder Quartet

Ben Holder is one of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK. Taught classically from the age of six, he studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to Jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith. Alongside his early studies and later at college he embarked on a detailed analysis of these musicians techniques and the way in which they merged this most classical of instruments into the jazz idiom. Ben’s innate sense of swing rhythm (something which often eludes classical players) stems from those early listening sessions – and his various awards bear testimony to his abilities. A first call jazz violinist for many of the North’s top bands and studios.

Along with Guitarist, Jez Cook, Double Bassist, Paul Jefferies and Drummer – Malcom GarrettThe Ben Holder Quartet play swinging jazz from Louis Armstrong to Gershwin, Fats Waller to Grappelli, Ben’s own originals to The Beatles and everything in between. All this is of course done with copious amounts of energy & excitement along with some beautiful ballads thrown in for good measure!

Overall The BHQ are about having fun and taking the audience along for the ride, with music that will make you want to dance all night, just like the early jazz shows of the 1920s. After all, we are nearly back in the swinging 20s once again!

Fully Booked but call in case of late cancellations!

All tickets £12/£10 in advance from Carlton House Club, High St, Olney.
Tel: 01234 711348 or Phonebox Magazine, Stanley Court, Olney.

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Dréo de Lille’s Stunning Rendition of Oscar Brown Jr’s “Dat Dere”

During their April, 2017, UK Tour, Old Chaps Jazz Band from Lille, France, starred at
Tad Newton’s Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants, where I was privileged 
to film several numbers for YouTubes.

Dréo’s rendition of Oscar Brown Jr’s “Dat Dere” was immensely compelling, even spellbinding!
One of those rare occasions of being in the right place at the right time to
capture something very special.

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Fest Jazz 2017 Beckons! Fun, Festive, French! Featuring International Bands!

 

Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, the young at heart festival
everyone is talking about.

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A Rare Treat: “Buddy’s Habits” John Picket on Slide Whistle

Since first hearing the Slide Whistle solo in Arnett ‘King Mutt’ Nelson’s and Charley Straight’s number “Buddy’s Habits”, I had longed to film it. John Picket assuaged my whim with his very own magical rendition when playing with Christine’s Stackyard Stompers at Lemsford Jazz Club in March, 2017.

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Recaptured Moments with Tuba Skinny, 2014

Time spent at Fest Jazz back in 2014 still brings back vivid memories.
That’s when I met and filmed Tuba Skinny.

On the Friday evening prior to the festival proper, they were guest stars at the legendary
Bar Tal ar Pont. The bar was packed with enthusiastic fans and filming was just
a little challenging!

One of these days I will get to catch up with Tuba Skinny again. Meantime, hit the link to find more of my Tuba Skinny YouTubes filmed at Bar Tal ar Pont.

And take at look at whats on at Fest Jazz this year.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

 

Ben Cummings & Amy Roberts: “Moonlight in Vermont”

 

Amy and Ben

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants, Sunday, 15th January, 2017,
with the kind permission of Ben Cummings and Tad Newton.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

“Bernie’s Tune”: Ben Cummings’ Gerry Mulligan Band

 

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants.
Sunday, 15th January, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

The Ben Cummings’ Gerry Mulligan Band with Amy Roberts: “My Old Flame”

 

Amy and Ben

 

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants,
Sunday, 15th January, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

The Ben Cummings’ Gerry Mulligan Band with Amy Roberts: “Speak Low”

Ben Cummings

 

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants,
Sunday, 15th January, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Tina May and Rachel Johnson at a Bedford Golf Club Jazz Session

Tina May

The Rachael Johnson Band
Rachael Johnson (Piano), Alan Savage (Drums), Arnie Somogyi (Bass), Steve O’Gorman (Sax).
A Tad Newton Special, January, 2016.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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