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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Sunshine & Sea plus Red Hot & Blue = Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle!

Red Hot & Blue are: Peter Leonard (tpt), Alan Cresswell (clt), John Stuart (bjo) and Chris Thompson (bass)

Which would you have preferred, a touch of the blues, an aching heart, or a rag to
wipe away the tears? Fear not, none of the above were needed at
Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle where, on the Saturday afternoon,
when the band was 
Pete Leonard’s Red Hot & Blue.

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The Native Oyster Band: as native to Whitstable as the oysters!

“Formed originally as a community street band for the Whitstable Oyster Festival parade. The Native Oysters have evolved to become a funky, electrifying experience with tight, powerful horn arrangements and creamy, soulful vocals from traditional second-line
classics through Americana, 70’s funk, right up to full on hip-hop and R&B,
all given the Delta city treatment, Whitstable style.”

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Presenting The Culrose Seven at the 2017 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival

Humour, fun, repartee and of course, great jazz marked the The Culrose Seven’s opening session of the 2017 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival on Friday, 14th July.

The Colrose Seven are: Pete Rose (clt); Bill Jones (clt); Tom Clarke (sax); Ray Perkins (pno); Colin Hodges (bjo); Lisa Pentecost (bass); Jimmy Tagford (dms).

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Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Presents Dick Smith’s Temple Jazz Band at the Belgian Cafe


First on stage at this years Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival was Dick Smith’s Temple Jazz Band. Not in The Small Boat Owners Club but in Andy Barrett’s Belgian Cafe. A great 
venue opposite the promenade where construction works prevented
the usual seafront brolly parade.

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Doolally Tap is Something Special!


“Doolally Tap is Something Special!”


High praise for Doolally Tap from a fellow musician at this year’s

Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival. My thanks to the
Shuffle’s Events Committee and the bands for
permitting me to film for Jazz&Jazz YouTubes.

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Focus on Dom at The Phoenix Club, Soho: “I’m Gonna Kill That Hen”

Dom & The Ikos at the Phoenix Artists Club.

I filmed Dom & The Ikos playing this wonderful Charlie Morris blues number back in 2014, during the Phoenix Club Launch of his Dom & The Ikos Album.

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NJA Presents Trio Manouche at Loughton: Saturday 24 June

Gypsy jazz comes to Loughton!

Gypsy jazz group Trio Manouche, with Quentin Collins on trumpet, play a
fund-raising concert for the National Jazz Archive on Saturday 24 June in Loughton, Essex. 

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The Big Debate: Is Jazz Facing Doom… or BOOM?

On 4th June Jazz&Jazz featured:
The Big Debate: Is Jazz Facing “Doom & Gloom”? but concluded
“All Is Far From Lost!” 

To measure reaction I posted two follow up features on my Jazz&Jazz Facebook Page in two posts entitled: “Picking Up The Pieces” Parts 1 & 2. For those who prefer not to access Facebook, these are featured below.

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Promoting Young Musicians: The Ben Holder Quartet

Latest in my promo campaign featuring young jazz bands and musicians comes Ben Holder and his Quartet. Ben is a young giant of jazz in more ways than one.

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