Jazz Art & YouTubes & "Gripping Yarns"

More Gripping Yarns from Bygone Years: Rafts, Canoes, Row Boats & Show Business!

Early Days in Jazz

It was in the late 1950s/early 1960s, that I first took an interest in Jazz. Well I would, wouldn’t I – it was the popular music of the era. I remember especially one late night party thrown by in one of the grand old Georgian Terrace house on Herne Bay sea front. Two jazz hits played over and over again that night still haunt me – Miles Davis’s “Lift To The Scaffold” and Lonnie Donegan’s “Seven Golden Daffodils”.

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Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle’s Grand Finale: Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer (tbn); Chez Chesterman (tpt); Andy Cresswell (clt); David Price bnj/gui; John Bayne (b/b.sax); Graham Collicate (dms below); Hugh Crozier (pno).

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Robin Beame’s Imperial Jazz Band: Music Maestro Please. But Don’t Neglect The Humour!

More Festival Magic
At Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle!


With Robin Beame and his Imperials! Humour, fun, and repartee
on Saturday, 15th July, in The Small Boat Owners Club.
Jazz fans “over bored”? No chance during this session!

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Jazz&Jazz Values NJA’s Permission to share their Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our July 2017 Newsletter

Welcome also 
to the 90 new subscribers who signed up to receive
the NJA newsletter at the Love Supreme festival at the beginning of July.
We hope you enjoyed our display and that you will continue to follow
activities and developments at the Archive through these newsletters.

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Tune For Today: Adrian Cox “Lady Be Good”


I’ve decided to launch a series of occasional Jazz&Jazz features called “Tune For Today” recapping selections from my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes. So to get you in the mood, here is the first, presenting the incredibly talented and amiable Adrian Cox.

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Photo Feature: The Winning Post Midsummer Reunion

Midday, Thursday, 22nd June, jazz fans were treated to a midsummer spectacular at The Winning Post, Twickenham, with a very special performance by
The Southern Revival New Orleans Jazz Band

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Plymouth Jazz Club Summer Programme: July – August 2017

Founded 1984

Plymouth’s Premier Jazz Venue

Jazz&Jazz is delighted to support Plymouth Jazz Club.

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Prelude To The 2017 Shuffle: Barnacle Bill At The Belgian Cafe, Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle 2014

Barnacle Bill, Belgian Cafe, 2014 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle.

I was delighted to catch up with Barnacle Bill playing in The Belgian Cafe during the 2014 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival just before he handed in his horn, announcing to the audience that, age 87, he was taking “early retirement”!

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“Basin Street”: Dom Pipkin at The Alleycat, May, 2015


Dom at The Alleycat, May, 2015

A few years back I visited The Alleycat quite frequently but circumstances prevent me getting to Denmark Street so often now.

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National Jazz Archive June Newsletter

The National Jazz Archive June Newsletter is now available.

Features include:

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