Reminiscing with Chris Barber and East St Louis Toodle-Oo

Back in February, 2014, I launched my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes. I began with one of the most challenging of stage performances:
The Big Chris Barber Band at Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar.

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Flashback to Fest Jazz, 2014: Tuba Skinny “Blood Thirsty Blues”

Tuba Skinny at Fest Jazz, July, 2014

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Multicoloured Shades of Jazz at Olney Jazz Club


Featuring a selection of Jazz&Jazz YouTubes of Graham Smith’s
phenomenal “7-piece outfit”
filmed on the night.

 

But first let’s introduce the band:

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Meet The Charlie Pyne Quartet


I was privileged to meet and film Charlie Pyne back in March, 2015, accompanying herself on bass along with Dave Keech’s “Close To The Bone Quintet” at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth.

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Jazz&Jazz Celebrates Savannah Jazz Band’s 40 Years in Jazz


… with Film & Photos

Brian ‘Sam’ Ellis (Trombone), John Meehan (Drums & Leader), Bill Smith (Cornet), Tony Pollitt (Bass), Roger Myerscough (Clarinet).


Introduction by Band Leader John Meehan

 

The Savannah Jazz Band was launched in Huddersfield in the Spring of 1979 and I joined in October, 1979, when the band played at a pub in Slaithwaite. Modest beginnings but early in 1980 we moved to the Station Tavern in Huddersfield, our successful residency for the
next 25 years.

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Reminiscing On Days Gone By …

I’m delighted to re-feature my YouTube featuring Ken Sims filmed at
Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Jazz Club.

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An Appeal To Jazzers: Ease Up On Brexit


I have to admit to becoming increasingly concerned about the reaction of so many of my Jazz Friends to Brexit.
 I would say the majority are totally anti Brexit for very sincere reasons which I fully understand and empathise with. Yet we have to consider the future and the overriding geopolitical picture.

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Olney Jazz Club Presents Kim Cypher – Saxophonist, Vocalist and Composer!

8.00pm Tuesday 2nd April

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Woburn Sands Big Swing Band Appreciation Society


Jazz&Jazz is pleased to introduce the

 

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The New Orleans Ragtime Festival 2019

NEW ORLEANS, LA – April. 4-7, 2019 –The New Orleans Ragtime Festival is returning to America’s jazz city for the fourth year running. The four-day festival will span across multiple venues as it promotes the musical legacy of the Ragtime movement through performance and education.

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