Dave Rance Rockin’ Along with The Professor at Lemsford Jazz Club!


John “The Professor” Percival and his Musical Saw guesting with
Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band at Lemsford Jazz Club!

John “The Professor” Percival and Dave Rance 

“A little different from the usual jazz bands, often amusing
but always entertaining!”
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Portrait of Chris Tyle on Cornet at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle, 2011

Chris Tyle guested with Pete Lays’ Gambit Jazzmen at the 2011
Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle.
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Rico, Bonner and Benn, “Jazz in the Barn”, Throwley, Kent, 2009


Tony Rico, saxophone, Paul Bonner, trumpet and Ben Martyn, bass and vocals, coming up trumps at
The Fallen Heroes’ April, 2009, “Jazz in the Barn” concert in
Throwley, Faversham, Kent.

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Father and Son, Barry and Emile… The Martyn Maestro Drummers

My visit to Mandeville’s Dew Drop Hall back in 2010
was more than magical.

It was the inspiration for two of my jazz portraits recently posted here on Jazz&Jazz – Leroy Jones and Dr Michael White. But more than that, it was my first opportunity to present to Barry Martyn the fine art Giclée prints of a portrait I had painted of him back at The 100 Club* in London, and of his son Emile on drums at “Jazz in the Barn” in Throwley, Kent, with his “Fallen Heroes”.

Barry’s reaction? I will never forget it. He held up both portraits for the audience to see and declared “Peter has just given me these two remarkable portraits of myself and my son, Emile. Take a close look at them and you’ll see Emile is already going grey!”

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Jazz&Jazz Portraits & Poems by Peter Mark Butler


I’ve discovered one benefit of Social Media. Recently I’ve begun posting my portraits of jazz musicians painted a while again my Facebook Page and Facebook Jazzers Group.

Here are the two most recently featured:

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The Sun Shone the Day The Jurbena Jazz Band Visited the Walnut Tree

Walnut Tree Jazz Club fans welcomed The Netherlands based Jurbena Jazz Band
to Blisworth on Sunday, 22nd April.

Jurbena focuses on the “Frisco” style from San Francisco.

It was quite a fight contesting with the rays of the sun but I captured several numbers for YouTubes.
Here are two for starters – beginning with the final number for the introduction of the band. Enjoy!

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Matt Palmer’s Aces of Rhythm at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth

At this session Matt paid tribute to
The Walnut Tree, Blisworth,
for featuring live jazz throughout the year.

Hit the Logo for the Jazz Link!

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Three Ways “SWAY” …

“When Marimba Rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more.”

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JAZZ&JAZZ … Rebooting the Strategy!

Jazz&Jazz Features
 can have a far greater impact than
fleeting Social Media posts!


As Jazz&Jazz continues to grow I am reluctant to spend ever more hours reviewing and promoting events that Social Media already enables clubs, bands and musicians to promote for themselves. For instance, many already use my Facebook Jazzers Group for this purpose. In the UK there is also the monthly Just Jazz Magazine, The Jazz Guide and the Jazz Guide Website, not to mention other websites that carry comprehensive
lists of events.

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Essential Index of Jazz&Jazz YouTubes

Yours truly caught on camera filming for Jazz&Jazz YouTubes at the 100 Club (Photo by Laurence Cumming © Jazz&Jazz)

To date I have created over 750 high definition Jazz&Jazz YouTubes from well over 1,000 MP4s – some containing multiple numbers – which I have filmed over the past four years. I release them for viewing after essential editing and then feature them periodically on Jazz&Jazz.

So here is an index of numbers already released in the Jazz&Jazz YouTube Series! This will be updated with each new Jazz&Jazz YouTube feature. [Read more…]