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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Mellifluous Festive Frolics at The Walnut, Blisworth, Sunday 22nd December…

Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends and

Surprise Guests!

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Lemsford Jazz Club’s Seasonal Extravaganza Featured Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band

Fans flocked into Lemsford Village Hall on Sunday, 9th December, for Lemsford Jazz Club’s frenetic Xmas Party starring
Dave Rance & His Rockin’ Chair Band.

🎼🎵🎶📯🎷🎸🎺🎻🥁

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Dave Browning’s Jazz Cats at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth

Sunday, 15th December, 12.00 – 2.30pm

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Live in The Ellington Room Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm

12 NOON, SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER
AT THE WALNUT TREE INN

STATION RD, BLISWORTH, NORTHANTS NN7 3DS

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Lemsford Jazz Club Cordially Invites You to their Xmas Jazz Extravaganza…

12.30pm This Sunday, 8th December!

Tickets are £12 on the door and this includes free entry into the
Secret Santa Raffle with some amazing prizes, as well as free mince pies,
tea, coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to experience one of the most entertaining
Jazz Bands out there:

“Dave Rance and his Rockin’ Chair Band”

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“Nick Singer Was Something Special!”

The sad news that Nick Singer had passed away, so soon after I filmed him playing with Doolally Tap at The Ivy House in September, stunned me.

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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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Announcing Fest Jazz 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Faou

Châteauneuf-du-Faou on the banks of the River Aulne

FEST JAZZ 2020 (24 – 26 July)

“The programme for Fest Jazz 2020 is taking shape and once again the accent is on young and varied groups from all over Europe.  Once again too, I become one of the most hated people in European jazz as we are forced to reject thousands (literally) of fine bands.  We just do not have the finances and the place for everyone who applies.  And we are very sorry!

“If you haven’t yet been to Fest Jazz do have a serious think about a visit this year.  It is a different type of jazz festival with young organisers, young spectators and a fabulous setting on the banks of the River Aulne.

“The Early Bird tickets go on sale online from 1st December and
Brittany Ferries have again arranged a special package for travelling
to the festival.”

Trevor Stent

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Launching a Fighting Fund for Jazz

A Jazz&Jazz Fundraiser
In support of jazz, jazz bands and jazz musicians.

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