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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“Celebrating Way Out West!”


Tad Newton (trombone/vocal), Gary Wood (trumpet/vocal), (Mike Wills (clarinet/sax),
Alan Haughton (piano), Tomas Pederson (bass), Ronnie Fenn (drums)
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“On Higher Ground”

I recently exchanged messages with Jonny Boston which brought back memories of a magical Jazz&Jazz YouTube I filmed a while ago at
The Bay Jazz Club.

The band featured Trefor Williams on “Big Bertha”, his beloved Double Bass, not too long before he himself reached Higher Ground.

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Recently I’ve been asking “Why Jazz&Jazz”? Why spend hours of my time producing Jazz&Jazz when there are a myriad other websites featuring Jazz? 

Please take time to read this post and then share your opinions in “Speak Your Mind”.

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Final Count Down for Fest Jazz 2019

Over the years Fest Jazz at Châteauneuf-du-Faou
has made its mark by featuring brilliant young bands
and musicians at the forefront of the current
resurgence in the popularity of jazz.

The festival programme and events are organised and administered by a team of talented young enthusiasts, advised and encouraged by Festival Director, Trevor Stent.

So over to Trevor and his Fest Jazz publicists! 

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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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