Counterbalancing the Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout: Jazz&Jazz YouTube No 15 “Runnin’ Wild”

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In Lieu of Live Jazz 13: “Eh La Bas” (Hey Over There!)

“So absolutely American Southern.”
Well said, QTee (YouTube Subscriber).

Jazz&Jazz continues to compensate for the Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout with selections from earlier Jazz&Jazz YouTubes. Sometimes it’s not easy to decide which of my Live Jazz YouTubes to include next. “QTee” made the decision easy for Lucky 13 with the comment above.
Cute indeed! Enjoy!

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In Lieu of Live Jazz 10: “Buddy’s Habit”

Jazz&Jazz continues to help compensate for the
Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout
with selections from our earlier live jazz YouTubes. Enjoy!

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In Lieu of Live Jazz 9: Jazz&Jazz Confronts the Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout. Enjoy!

Girl of My Dreams!

Jazz at The Bedford Golf Club, Thursday, 2nd May, 2014.
Gene Austin’s “Girl Of My Dreams” (1928) features “Slide By Slide”.

Kevin Grenfell (trumpet), Richard Leach (trombone), John Fellows (bass), Graham Smith (drums) and Simon Banks (piano). Enjoy the repartee!

Peter M Butler

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Tin Roof Blues in lieu of Live Jazz 7: Jazz&Jazz Confronts Coronavirus

Dennis Vick’s Fenny Stompers always enjoy the fun of jazz,
even when there’s a touch of rebellion in the ranks!

Here they are playing Tin Roof Blues at
Smiffy’s (Brian Smith’s) Peartree Jazz Club,
Welwyn Garden City.
Dennis Vick, clarinet; Dave Arnold, bass;
Paul Roberts, trumpet; Ken Joiner, drums;
Richard Leach, trombone; & Brian Vick, banjo.

Their jovial repartee encapsulates the jazz club atmosphere,
compensating for current Coronavirus live jazz setbacks.

(Courtesy of Brian Smith aka “Smiffy”)

Peter M Butler

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Tragically Cancelled: 2020 Fest Jazz Châteauneuf-du-Faou

It is with huge regret that Trevor Stent needed to request Jazz&Jazz to post this announcement.

Just to tell you all that we have decided to cancel Fest Jazz 2020 in Brittany. The situation is just too uncertain to risk it.  All the other festivals in July in the region have been cancelled and even if the festival was allowed to take place, they will almost certainly insist on everyone wearing masks and standing 2m apart, which is not exactly the kind of atmosphere we want!

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Jazz&Jazz YouTubes In Lieu of Live Jazz: No 6

Confronting the Coronavirus Black Out Continued.


A Barry Palser Savoy Jazz Band Special

Alan Gresty (Cornet}; Tony Pitt (Banjo) & Tony Teale (Reeds)
in a stunning rendering of Bix Beiderbecke’s “Davenport Blues”!
(Courtesy of Brian Smith aka “Smiffy”)

Peter M Butler

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

Chris Barber 90 Today!

Bob Ironside Hunt announced today: “My old boss Chris Barber turns 90 today! 
All the best mate, and thanks for all the good times!

Thanks Bob for announcing this and especially thank you, Chris, for your
massive contribution to Jazz. I managed to capture the YouTube above from
way back in The Gods in Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar.
Afterwards I was privileged to steel a lengthy conversation with Chris.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz & Jazz

When Art&Verse Merged with Jazz&Jazz …

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,
Barry and Emile Martin.
More than that, it was my first opportunity to present to Barry 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!”

Later Barry wrote a letter to me urging me “to keep doing what you are doing for jazz”. I’m still striving to, Barry.

I penned two poems to accompany the Giclée Prints of the portraits:

For Barry

Barry Martyn at the 100 Club
Hail to a Legend of Jazz
And showman supreme
Whose flare and pizzaz
Revived the New Orleans Dream.

This was during Barry’s very last visit to London and appearance at The 100 Club. I will never forget his departing words to his UK fans … that despite his New Orleans’ drawl he was a Londoner:
“In fact I was conceived under that grand piano!”

For Emile

Emile on Drums
Good time Jazz in deepest Kent
With New Orleans beat to turn up the heat.
Emile on drums, inspired, intense,
A Fallen Hero with the world at his feet.

Emile has since urged me to “keep doing what you are doing”.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Hornchurch Jazz Club Swings into Springtime…

Sunday Night Jazz in March & April

8.30 / 11.00pm

8th March – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. Bob Dwyer playing trombone leads his popular band with Max Emmons trumpet and blues harmonica, and Bernie Holden reeds. The band plays mainly in the style of the legendary Bix Beiderbecke.
Miss this event? Never fear – Jazz&Jazz to the rescue!

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