“Swannee”: Matt Palmer’s Aces of Rhythm

At The Walnut Tree Jazz Club

Blisworth, March 25th, 2018

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The Jazz Chicken!

Eddie Izzard to the Rescue!

My mind is in a state of turmoil!

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Introducing The Medway U3A Jazz Interest Group

Terry Johnson emailed Jazz&Jazz: “I am running a website for the
Medway U3A Jazz Interest Group
where U3A stands for ‘The University of the Third Age’.

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Heralding Fest Jazz 2018: A Joyous Jazz Jamboree …

“This year’s Fest Jazz is revving up for another amazing festival on the banks of the the River Aulne at Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Brittany, organised by Trevor Stent and his loyal, enthusiastic and talented young team …

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The New Orleans Ragtime Festival: 5th – 9th April

The New Orleans Ragtime Festival

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Celebrating Twenty Years of Just Jazz Magazine

The May edition of Just Jazz will mark the monthly magazine’s 20th Anniversary.

The April edition includes an article by Jim McIntosh (extracts below) reflecting on the Editorial Team’s experiences in publishing the magazine each and every month “in the face of adversity from the Internet”.

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Gershwin, Bacharach, Monk, Gillespie all at The Fancy Bakery, Bedford …




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Remembering Tony Richards


Richard Elmes posted a brief message on my Facebook Jazzers Group yesterday: “I’m devastated to say that Steamboat’s wonderful trumpet player and great friend Tony Richards, died today after a very short illness. We will miss him so much….condolences to his family.”

Playing at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival: Tony Richards (tpt), Dave Corsby (clt), Martin Rawbone (tmb), Nick Rawbone (dms), Neil Francis (bass), Dave Robinson (vibes)

Tony played with Richard’s “Steamboat Jazz Band”. They featured regularly at the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle annual Summer Festival and at the monthly jazz sessions in the Ramsgate Small Boat Owners’ Club where I was privileged to film them.

In remembrance of Tony here he is with Steamboat, “Basin Street Blues”

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Urgent Message to Jazzers Worldwide: Google Advertising Withdraws Revenue

Google have kindly informed me:


Hi Jazz & Jazz,

“As you probably heard, we recently announced updates to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). We made these changes to address a spike in abuse on YouTube by bad actors like spammers, impersonators, and re-uploaders. Our goal is to ensure a healthy ecosystem where original creators can grow and thrive.

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“The Old Rugged Cross”: The Adrian Cox Quintet at Bedford Golf Club

When “JazzFan76” commented on my Old Rugged Cross Jazz&Jazz YouTube: “Not a fan of religious music but this was played very beautifully”, I simply had to feature it again on Jazz&Jazz.

“The Old Rugged Cross” is favourite hymn written in 1912 by George Bennard, an American evangelist and composer. Recorded over the years by many famous artistes and performed here by the brilliant
Adrian Cox Quintet.

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