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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Best Remember April!

Hunkered down in my den this cold, stormy March day,
what better way to salve the mind
than thoughts of April!

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Fest Jazz Brittany 2019 Presents a Dream Line Up: 26th/28th July …

… Here’s how and why you should book quickly!

Gunhild Carling

Fest Jazz Welcomes Back Gunhild Carling!


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Jazz&Jazz Presents Henri Harrison & Lemsford Jazz Club’s Very Own Smiffy in a Washboard Extravaganza!

Gratitude and huge thanks to Smiffy’s son Mason for capturing this remarkable video of two Washboard Giants during Henri’s Hotshots March Sunday Lunchtime Gig at

Lemsford Jazz Club

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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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