Clare Teal Trio Fund Raiser for the National Jazz Archive


“Clare is a sought after singer throughout the country, and has been voted
British Jazz Singer of the Year three times.”

Loughton Methodist Church

260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB

7.45pm Thursday 14 September

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Brave, Brave Barcelona! A Jazz&Jazz Tribute


The Joan Chamorro Andrea Motis Quintet at Fest Jazz 2016.

Barcelona’s Sant Andreu Jazz Band


“A youth jazz band from Barcelona, featuring 7 to 20-year-old children and teenagers. The Band Leader is Joan Chamorro.” (Wikipedia)

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Colin Bowden, Drum Genie Supreme!

High time Jazz&Jazz paid tribute to our magnificent master drummer, Colin Bowden,
who has brought joy to jazz fans for so many decades.

Master Drummer Colin Bowden at Hemsby, 2012

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Encountering Jazz Lamentations!

Ever since I launched Jazz&Jazz back in 2009/10, and much more so recently, the current status and popularity of jazz, particularly in the UK, has been the subject of continual scrutiny and debate – especially among older fans and sometimes even older musicians – with lamentations such as those below, posted (14th August) on Facebook!

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Conscia Jazz Festival 2017: Bedford, Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September

“Trumpet player and Bedford resident TOM SYSON has taken it upon himself to bring a festival of high-quality jazz to the town. Now in its third year, the Conscia Jazz Festival (previously Bedford Jazz Festival) will be showcasing a range of national and local jazz musicians at the Quarry Theatre in Bedford for three days from 1 to 3 September.”
(Leah Williams, London Jazz News)

The Conscia Jazz Festival 2017 is now only THREE WEEKS AWAY!
We are all extremely excited and can’t wait for the 1st of September. Watch out for our brochures (seen below) in and around Bedfordshire.
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Jazz in Dire Need! Announcing The Sad Demise of the Hemsby Jazz Parades!


Jazz UK has lost of yet another long established festival venue!

The Lakefront Loungers, Hemsby Autumn Parade circa 2010

Sadly, Pete Lay has announced that this Autumn’s Jazz Parade at Seacroft, Hemsby (29th September/2nd October) will be the last, with the 9th/12th 2018, March Jazz Parade, called off. In Pete’s own words: “So after nearly 30 years of Hemsby jazz breaks, time has been called.”

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UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017

Your opportunity to help select

The UK’s Finest!

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“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”: Jazz in the Sailors’ Church, Ramsgate

Ian Turner and Peter Leonard

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s will. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

What better way to introduce this very special interlude during the 2017 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival which brought back memories of previous Seaside Shuffle Sailor’s Church sessions led by our magnificent jazz musician and dedicated Christian,
Trefor Williams, absent this year due to illness. So this feature
is for you, Trefor, raising prayers for your wellbeing.

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Latest on the New Orleans Scene: Shotgun Jazz Band Release “Steppin’ On The Gas”

“Steppin’ On The Gas”

“Shotgun Jazz Band plays Traditional New Orleans Jazz
in the spirit of the great Revivalists.”

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Final Call for a Spectacular Fest Jazz 2017 Weekend.

Made your reservations yet? There still may be time! Just!

Otherwise here’s what you might be missing.


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