The Walnut Tree Welcomes The New Orleans Hot Shots Back to Blisworth

Dave Harmer: trombone, vocals; Ivan Huke: cornet, vocals; John Hale: clarinet, alto sax; Chris Reilley: piano keyboard; Ralph Hunt: banjo, vocals; Keith Chaplin: drums.

12 Noon Sunday 26th January

Sounds of the Crescent City!

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Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims Usher in Jazz 2020 at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 12 Noon

Always popular at their East Kent stomping grounds and beyond, Burt and his Pilgrims are sure to get the 2020 Shuffle programme off to a resounding start.
Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Jazz&Jazz is grateful to Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle for their reciprocal support.

Setting the Pace for Fest Jazz 2020 24/25/26 July

Jazz&Jazz is delighted to share news about Fest Jazz 2020!

Fest Jazz welcomes back Sean Moyses!

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Live at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, Noon, 12th January, Dennis Vick’s Fenny Stompers launch the 5th Decade of Tad Newton’s Sunday Lunch Time Jazz!

When Dennis Vick named his band Red River Stompers back in 1977 his wife suggested that as he was born in Fenny Stratford, the band should be renamed
The Fenny Stompers Jazz Band.

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Announcing the 5th Decade of Sunday Lunchtime Jazz at The Walnut


12-2.30pm Admission £10 on door (unless otherwise stated)

Reservations can be taken. Call Tad Newton 01604 858549

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Sunday 5th January
“Not ‘Yer Standard Jazz Band!”
Hot jazz and blues with Boysey Battrum [sax legend], Richard Baker[trombone], Stewart Russell [drums], Tom Purr [bass], Jamie Osborne [guitar..director of The County Youth Big Band] and Christelle Morrison [vocals, from Jazz Colossus]

Sunday 12th January: The Fenny Stompers

Sunday 19th January: Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends

Sunday 26th January: Dave Harmer’s New Orleans Hotshots

Sunday 2nd February: Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band 

Frog & Henry

Sunday 9th February: Frog & Henry – on tour from New Orleans!

Sunday 16th February: The Amazing Djangology of John Wheatcroft [guitar] Martin Winning [clarinet/sax] with Bill Coleman [bass] and
Will Ballard [guitar]

Sunday 23rd February: The Tenement Jazz Band from Edinburgh.
Great young band playing old style New Orleans.

**** **** ****

            Great venue, three miles from J15 on M1.
Free parking, real ales, great hot food, bar snacks.
Top national and international jazz bands. 

TEL: 01604 858549

TAD NEWTON 01604 858549

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

All Sorts of Xmas Fun at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, Sunday 29th December…

Banish those post Xmas blues! Great band, great venue, great beer, great food, great host. Not to be missed!!!
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Farewell Bagpipes!

18th December 2019: Ginny and I are sad, lamenting the passing our beautiful, inspirational black and white cat, Bagpipes.

“Baggie” cared every bit as much for us as we did for her. She was our friend and inspiration. For years she spent hours alongside me in my Den, first overseeing my artistic endeavours and then helping me master my patience in creating YouTubes from my films of jazz musicians and bands. Somehow she had a calming influence evoking in me my very best endeavours.

So this feature is in memory of you, Bagpipes, all too soon
so sadly departed.

The very last movie of Bagpipes filmed by Ginny just a few days before her passing as she followed me to my studio
to supervise my
latest releases.

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The Spirit of Satchmo Survives in Tokyo

I was delighted to hear from my long standing Japanese Jazz Friend
Yoshio Toyama just a few days ago. His email contained just one line:
“Japanese leading news paper in English had an article on us!”
But he enclosed the article which I know he would want me to share
with my followers here on Jazz&Jazz.

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Gary Wood Swing Band at The Bedford


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Jazz Colossus back at The Walnut

12.00 – 2.30pm Sunday 17th November

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