Frog & Henry Enthral Walnut Tree Jazz Club Fans


Midway through their exhilarating February UK tour Frog & Henry were resoundingly applauded by enthralled fans at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, on
Sunday 10th February.

I met and filmed the band at Fest Jazz 2018 and at Blisworth I was able to film them for several more Jazz&Jazz YouTubes featuring their gripping performance which I feature below.

Their UK tour continues until Saturday, March 2nd. Visit Tour Dates 2019 for dates and venues.

Meantime, in no particular order, here is a selection of the Jazz&Jazz
Frog & Henry YouTubes filmed at The Walnut Tree.

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Jazz&Jazz Presents Then and Now YouTubes: “My Baby’s Crazy About Me”…


Pete Allen and his Hot Five livening up the show at Olney Jazz Club

 

The Fats Waller Original

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“The Dave Bartholomew Century” (Just Jazz Magazine)


The February issue of Just Jazz Magazine arrived this morning and a cover photo captioned “Dave Bartholomew 100 up!” immediately caught my attention.

So I quickly turned to the article on page 18 – “‘I did every god damned thing myself’
The Dave Bartholomew Century”
by John Swenson.

Flashback to April 2010 in New Orleans when timely good fortune led me to The Palm Court Jazz Café on Decatur Street to enjoy a wonderful performance by the great man. If only I had been filming for my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes back then. And yet, perhaps better, I painted his portrait.

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Jazz Musician Freddy C: “The Alcohol Problem Explained…”


TJ Johnson recently posted on Facebook very openly and honestly about
his problems with alcohol. 

This brought back memories of another very close jazz friend, Freddie Clayton. 

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Social Media & Suicides!


Thought for today: Social Media can be an extremely frustrating and even damaging trap. Time spent sharing posts and events on Facebook alone can detract us from, for instance, creating features on our own websites – in my case jazzandjazz.com.

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Two Jazz&Jazz YouTubes and a Photograph in Memory of Departed Friends

The Festive Season is over and 2019 beckons us onwards.
But as the years role by there is always time for reflection, memories
of splendid times gone by and of friends no longer with us.

That is why, for me, the following YouTubes and photograph are especially emotive. Trefor Williams on Big Bertha, his beloved bass, was a wonderful friend and my jazz mentor. He passed away just two years ago in 2017. And Roger Pout, my lifelong friend since early schooldays is in the audience applauding with Sammy’s dedicated fans. After a short illness, he joined departed jazz fans in February last year.

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Jazz&Jazz Sends Season’s Greetings for 2018/19

Echoes of Christmas Past
in Lemsford Village

Jazz in The Long Arm & The Short Arm, 2011.

Lemsford Village is very special to Ginny and me! We lived in The Old Orchard directly opposite Lemsford Mill and the footpath leading to Brocket Hall.

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Gwyn Lewis – First Up On Jazz&Jazz YouTubes!



Good fortune ensured that I met and photographed the exuberant and popular
Gwyn Lewis on several occasions before he fled UK shores for Stockholm, Sweden.
Even better fortune that I filmed him for YouTubes at one of his last appearances
with New Orleans Heat before he deserted UK shores.

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Hot Jazz At Sea – The Honky Tonk Project. Irresistible!

Trevor Stent emailed me: “I thought your readers may be interested in the Honky Tonk Project.  A 40ft catamaran which sails around the coasts of Europe (and further) bringing traditional jazz to the ports where they call in.

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A VITAL APPEAL! PLEASE HELP!


I launched Jazz&Jazz back in April 2011, inspired by a visit to the
2010 New Orleans
 French Quarter Festival.

Since then interest in the site has increased exponentially.

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