A Walnut Tree Whirlwind with Washington Whirligig

Tad Newton welcomed Washington Whirligig back to the
Walnut Tree Jazz Club to popular acclaim!

“Whirligig by name and by nature, this band is a joy to both listen to and play with.”

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Vital! “There’ll Be Some Changes Made…”

“from now on I’m going to make some changes” to Jazz&Jazz!


In 2010 I visited New Orleans with Southern Sounds for the French Quarter Festival. It was an experience I’ll never forget and a catalyst for developing and expanding Jazz&Jazz.

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Rare Footage of Dave Moorwood with His Big Bear Stompers Circa 2009

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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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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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