Remembering Les Squires Stage Manager Supreme

Les Squires – B. 1/8/1951 D. 18/11/2018

Les, who passed away on Sunday 18th November aged 67 after a three year fight with cancer, was Acker Bilk’s Tour and Stage Manager along with mixing the band’s stage shows for over 40 years.

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New Orleans Jazz Museum Gala Fundraiser

Greg Lambousy, Director of The New Orleans Jazz Museum, has asked me to feature on  Jazz&Jazz the Museum’s forthcoming inaugural Improvisations Gala Fundraiser. I’m only too pleased to do so, Greg, as I remember so well the escorted tour of the museum my wife and I were given back in 2010.

The Fundraiser is scheduled for 7-10pm on Saturday, 8th December, at
400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans.

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Flashback to 2010: “Fans Fill Tremé’s Candlelight Lounge”

One of the most spontaneous and exciting jazz gigs I’ve been privileged to experience was at The Candlelight Lounge in Tremé, New Orleans back in 2010.

Treme Band with “Uncle” Lionel Batiste on drums.

Every Wednesday night at this cradle of jazz, The Tremé Brass Band played for free.
What’s more, we enjoyed red beans and rice before the show started.

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Hot Off The Press: “Le Fest Jazz Sauvé!”…

 Fest Jazz Is Saved and
Is In The Pink!

Jazz&Jazz has received this Communiqué De Presse for immediate release:

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Jazz&Jazz Received A YouTube Boost Today!

Yours truly caught on camera filming for Jazz&Jazz YouTubes! 

A Plea! Jazzers, Speak Your Mind Here First – On Jazz&Jazz …

… and if you are so inclined only after that
on Facebook!

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Flashback to Summertime 2018 and The Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival

Featuring Martin Bennett’s
Old Green River Jazz Men

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“Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” (To Me You Are Beautiful) …

Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends captivate
Scene 2 fans at Fest Jazz 2018.

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“Why do we do it?” by Paul Bacon


This oft repeated question was asked again by Paul Bacon, writing in the October, 2018, issue of Just Jazz Magazine. I won’t delve into the article – it’s for you to read and a well worthwhile read it is.

But it spurred me to re-feature this Jazz&Jazz post about Paul’s daughter Emily’s band,
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Olney Jazz Club Presents Jazz Colossus: 8.00pm Tuesday 2nd October

Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Olney Jazz Club
Carlton House Club, High St, Olney MK46 4BB
Tel: 01234 711348

Just a taster:

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