Jazz Art & YouTubes & "Gripping Yarns"

Frog & Henry and The Tuba Machine at Fest Jazz

“I ver
y much enjoy how candid your YouTube “
Featuring Ewan Bleach with
Frog & Henry at Fest Jazz 2018″ is
. It perfectly captures that moment at
Fest Jazz, which happened to be my favourite!” (Ryan, Frog & Henry)

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Follow Up to “It’s Time to Ring the Changes!”

“This online activity is good for us (and others) in many ways but it can take over, and we need to step back sometimes and ‘smell the roses’. Take care.” (Ian Maud).


This is the follow up to
Social Media or Jazz&Jazz? It’s Time to Ring the Changes!

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Malo Mazurié’s Annual Visit to Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, in 2018

Malo Mazurié first starred at Fest Jazz in 2005 when just twelve years old.
Fans have welcomed him back each year – this year with his latest Quartet.

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Jazz&Jazz Presents Fest Jazz 2018 Stars “The Johnnie Glaz String Band”

The Johnnie Glaz String Band were formed in 2017 and hail from

Central Brittany.

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Brian Smith aka “Smiffy” is a Jazz Hero …

Come hook or crook he has kept jazz live and alive in Lemsford Village and before that at clubs in Welwyn Garden City year upon year.

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Big Daddy Wilson Sings The Blues at Fest Jazz

Big Daddy Wilson was born over 50 years ago in a small town called Edenton,
North Carolina. Quitting school at 16, he joined the US Army in Germany,
where fell in love with the Blues.

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Featuring “The Chromatics” at Fest Jazz 2018

Having featured Trevor Stent’s “Good Time Jazz Band” at Fest Jazz, what better next than to feature “The Chromatics”, also based in Brittany.

The Chromatics are…

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Why “Good Time Jazz” Takes Pride of Place in the Fest Jazz Pantheon

Launched back in 2005, Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf Du-Foau, was the inspirational brainchild of Brittany’s “Good Time Jazz Band”.

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Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival 2018 Presented …

… Seven Great Bands along with Panoramic Views accompanied by:

BurtButler’s Jazz Pilgrims on Weatherspoons’ Rooftop!

Jazz&Jazz is pleased to present this interim YouTube before heading off to another
festival assignment this weekend.

Come back soon for more great Shuffle YouTube features!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Captured for YouTubes at The Jazzeco Festival…

Ginny and I were privileged to be invited to the inaugural Jazzeco Festival in the grounds of picturesque Harlington Manor, Bedfordshire, on Saturday, 7th July.

“Britain’s first fully vegan eco-friendly jazz festival, Jazzeco featured a distinguished lineup of top jazzers against the stunning backdrop of 14th century Harlington Manor, a grade II listed building. Fabulous vegan food, beer and wine stalls, and quirky craft offerings combined to create a memorable first for the national jazz scene!”

The sun shone and the fans amassed to enjoy the jazz and the plentiful Vegan food and refreshments – or simply to wander around the stalls with their resplendent displays. And I filmed for posterity! [Read more…]