Blowing the “Black Stick” in China

Douglas Mitchinson, “The foreign devil blowing a black stick!”

Douglas messaged me from China:


“We’re in lockdown mode due to the Coronavirus, so it’s a
great opportunity to get things done.

“Today I’ve scribbled a few words about me blowing the clarinet when I first arrived in China. There’s not much jazz, but then again jazz as we know it is virtually never heard.

“Anyway, make of it what you will, I include four photos to accompany the script.

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“Saving All Our Love For You” Jazz&Jazz Remembers Nick Singer

Always a hit with Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle fans, Nick Singer, sublime as ever, takes centre stage on banjo with Doolally Tap at the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Summer Festival, July 2019.

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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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The Gary Wood Swing Band: Olney Jazz Club, 8.00 pm, Tuesday 4th February, 2020

Swinging into the Roaring Twenties!

Looking forward to you joining us!

*****
Tickets £10 in advance,
£12 on the door from
The Carlton House Club, High St, Olney MK46 4BB
Tel 01234 711348 to book tickets (and for food)
Also from Phonebox Magazine, Stanley Court, Olney
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Cheers,
Alan
(Alan Haughton – Organiser)

Jazz&Jazz is grateful to Olney Jazz Club
for their reciprocal support.

The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, Sunday 2nd February: Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band …

Dave describes his Bedfordshire based band as “a little different from the usual jazz bands, often amusing, always entertaining!”


As ever Walnut Tree Fans can look forward to the usual mix of hot Rockin’ Chair Jazz and corny Rance jokes!

Sunday Lunchtime, 2nd February, 12-2.30pm

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The Walnut Tree Welcomes The New Orleans Hot Shots Back to Blisworth

Dave Harmer: trombone, vocals; Ivan Huke: cornet, vocals; John Hale: clarinet, alto sax; Chris Reilley: piano keyboard; Ralph Hunt: banjo, vocals; Keith Chaplin: drums.

12 Noon Sunday 26th January

Sounds of the Crescent City!

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Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims Usher in Jazz 2020 at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 12 Noon

Always popular at their East Kent stomping grounds and beyond, Burt and his Pilgrims are sure to get the 2020 Shuffle programme off to a resounding start.
Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Jazz&Jazz is grateful to Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle for their reciprocal support.

Enjoy Live Jazz at The Bedford with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends

Great venue!

THURS JANUARY 30th
Session Starts at 8pm
(Food from 6pm)
Real ales 
Good Food Available

Tickets £10 in advance 
[£12 on door]. 
Call 01234 320022

LIVE JAZZ … USE IT OR LOSE IT!
TAD NEWTON 01604 858549

www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com
email: tadjazzfriends@gmail.com

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

“Basin Street to Harlem” with Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth

SUNDAY 19th JANUARY
12.30 – 3.00pm
Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends

“Basin St. to Basie and Beyond”
Gary Wood [trumpet]
Mike Wills [clarinet/sax]
Tad Newton [trombone]
Alan Haughton [piano]
Tomas Pedersen [bass]
Ronnie Fenn [drums].
LIVE JAZZ
USE IT OR LOSE IT!

**** **** ****

Great venue, three miles from J15 on M1.
Free parking, real ales, great hot food, bar snacks.
Top national and international jazz bands. 

ADMISSION: £10
TEL: 01604 858549

View the full 2020 Walnut Tree Programme.

LIVE JAZZ … USE IT OR LOSE IT!
TAD NEWTON 01604 858549

www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com
email: tadjazzfriends@gmail.com

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

Setting the Pace for Fest Jazz 2020 24/25/26 July

Jazz&Jazz is delighted to share news about Fest Jazz 2020!

Fest Jazz welcomes back Sean Moyses!

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