“Dangerous Blues” Tuba Skinny at Fest Jazz 2014

YouTube No 44 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Erika Lewis (vocals, bass drum), Shaye Cohn (cornet), Todd Burdick (Tuba),
Jason Lawrence (Banjo), John Doyle (Clarinet), Barnabus Jones (Trombone),
Robin Rapuzzi (Washboard)

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

Andrea Motis Sings Amy Winehouse “You Know I’m No Good”: Jazz&Jazz Covid19 Blackout Buster No 26

Continuing the Series:

“Jazz&Jazz confronts the 
Coronavirus Plague!”

I was delighted to film Andrea, just 19, at her
Pizza Express Jazz Club debut in London,
1st October, 2014.

Her mentor, Joan Chamorro, plays contrabass and tenor sax. Ignasi Terraza is on piano, Josep Traver, guitar, and Esteve Pi, drums.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz
(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Out Gunning the 2020 Covid 19 Live Jazz Blackout: J&J YouTube No 18 Cleo Laine “My Man Don’t Love Me”

This Jazz&Jazz YouTube is extra special. Flashback to a glorious summer’s day in 2014 when I was hugely privileged to film Cleo Laine singing “My Man Don’t Love Me” with her daughter Jacqui in the gardens at The Stables.

A Golden Opportunity !

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

In Lieu of Live Jazz 14: Tuba Skinny “Blood Thirsty Blues”

Continuing the Jazz&Jazz Campaign to compensate for the Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout with selections from earlier Jazz&Jazz YouTubes.

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Barry Palser – A Tribute

I learned from John Petters earlier today the sad news that
Barry Palser has passed away.

The news came as a stunner because his band was one of the first
I followed, photographed and filmed when I got back into jazz some
15 years ago.

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Long Live London’s Legendary 100 Club

“Musicians have welcomed plans to give London’s legendary 100 Club special status as part of a move to protect grassroots venues.”
(Editorial, Just Jazz Magazine, April 2020)

A very welcome announcement indeed bringing a chink of cheer to UK jazz in the midst of the Coronavirus Plague.

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“Saving All Our Love For You” Jazz&Jazz Remembers Nick Singer

Always a hit with Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle fans, Nick Singer, sublime as ever, takes centre stage on banjo with Doolally Tap at the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Summer Festival, July 2019.

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Yoshio Toyama: “Recapturing the Spirit of Jelly Roll Morton”!

Over Christmas I was delighted to hear from my
Japanese friend, Yoshio Toyama:
“Dear Peter,
“Thank you so much for making each article on Jazz&Jazz so nice!”

Yoshio and Keiko
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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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