Facebook! Friend or Foe?

I launched my Jazz&Jazz Facebook Page some years ago. My intention? Primarily to feature and promote the contents of, and further the reach of jazz&jazz.com. It has helped. All the more so since adding my Facebook Jazzers Group. But recently Facebook has become top dog with Jazz&Jazz demoted to the wings.

One of my major Jazz&Jazz supporters recently emailed me: “I know everything has come to a near stop as far as jazz is concerned, but, on my frequent visits to your site, I have noticed it is rather spasmodic and quieter than I’ve been used to. I trust this is just down to the current situation we are all in.”

Norman, you may have hit the nail on the head. But this need not and should not be so.

Promotional opportunities lost!
Yes, along with the many members of my Facebook Jazzers Group, I have been featuring and promoting reams of jazz on Facebook. But this has been at the expense of current features here on Jazz&Jazz. Promotional opportunities lost!

A solution to this during the Covid19 Shut Down is to feature more, many more, of my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes here on Jazz&Jazz. I have let this lapse, so entangled have I become in Facebook and my Facebook Jazzers Group.

Facebook can be an encumbrance. It doesn’t get down to the nitty gritty possible here on jazz&jazz.com.

So my plea! Even though I use Social Media to highlight items, I urge fans and enthusiasts to comment in “Speak Your Mind” here on Jazz&Jazz rather than on, or maybe as well as, the Social Media links.

Obviously I will continue to use Social Media. But with increased discretion. I need to get back to spending serious time posting features here on Jazz&Jazz rather than allow Social Media to distract me or my followers.

Jazz&Jazz first and then my Facebook Jazzers Group!

Currently Covid19 prevents me from filming but fans can follow my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbyqlX9cd5D7h2FpXsdS7BQ/videos

Please, help the cause with positive feedback to this and other posts in Comments below. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

“Stairway to the Stars”

YouTube No 55 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

I jumped at the opportunity to meet and film Jonny Boston at
Botany Bay Jazz Club for my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes.
Just today (9th January, 2021) Jonny messaged me:
“So much has happened since this gig. Lovely to watch again!
Thanks Peter for posting it!”

Full story and more YouTubes on Jazz&Jazz: http://goo.gl/QBG4ey

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Dave Browning’s Jazz Cats Live at The Walnut Tree

Station Road,  Blisworth,  NN7 3DS
Sunday 3rd January, 2021: 12.30-3pm

Admission £15.00 in advance only (reduced numbers strictly limited).

Call 01604 858549 to book and for further information. 

Three miles from J15 on M1.
Free parking
.

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

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

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

“Cushion Foot Stomp”… YouTube Masterpiece: Sarah Spencer’s Covid 19 Global Ramblers

A fine example of jazz musicians combining their talents from different locations to compensate for the plight of the Covid19 live jazz shut down.
Thanks go to Sarah for her skill in compiling this
YouTube masterpiece.

Also to help fill the void whilst Covid19 casts its unwanted pall of silence over live jazz, I am currently featuring a series of my own Jazz&Jazz YouTubes filmed in happier days. These include Sarah playing with Mike Owen’s Scarlett’s Serenaders (below) shortly after her arrival
in the UK from the USA.

Mike (trombone), Sarah (Saxophone) , Brian Mellor (Banjo),
Brian Lawrence (bass) and Baby Jools (Drums).

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

“The Dime Notes” Live at the Walnut Courtesy of Tad Newton

Station Road,  Blisworth  NN7 3DS  NN7 3DS

Sunday 13th December 12.30-3pm

Admission £12.50 by ticket only (Reduced numbers strictly limited).
Call 01604 858549 to book and for further information. 
Bar facilities and good food available.
Superb intimate atmosphere, great jazz, real ales.

Three miles from J15 on M1.
Free parking
.

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

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

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

“Viper’s Drag”: Keyboard King Dave Browning at Olney Jazz Club

YouTube No 54 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Continuing selections from my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes filmed up until Covid19 cast an unwanted pall of silence over live jazz.
Dave Browning plays Fats Waller and enthrals a packed audience at Olney Jazz Club in February, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Confronting Covid19

Currently I am featuring selections of my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes filmed up until Covid19 struck to help fill the void in live jazz. Meantime musicians and bands are confronting the plague in their own uniquely effective ways.

Here is an example of a just one of their strategies to watch out for online.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

“Love Songs of The Nile” Mike Owen’s Scarlett Serenaders

YouTube No 53 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

A rarely heard Amos Garrett number.
Mike Owen (trombone), Sarah Spencer (Saxophone) , Brian Mellor (Banjo),
Brian Lawrence (bass) and Baby Jools (Drums). Jazz at Bedford Golf Club.

Courtesy of Bedford Golf Club and Tad Newton.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Presenting Lemsford Jazz Club’s Spectacular Washboard Rhythm Kings!

YouTube No 52 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Wobbly, hatless start and sustained spontaneous hilarity with
Henri Harrison of “Winchester Cathedral” fame and Lemsford’s
very own Brian Smith (aka “Smiffy”) during “Henri’s Hotshots”
Summer, 2019, Lemsford Jazz Club August spellbinder.
Apologies about the eager fan briefly blocking the view to take photos.
All good fun!

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

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

Featuring the Fascinating “Tuba Machine”!

YouTube No 51 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Trevor Stent welcomed Ginny, myself and my magical Lens Camera to an intriguing event
at Fest Jazz 2018.
The occasion, an Ewan Bleach / Frog & Henry party which featured Dave demonstrating the intriguing Tuba Machine by simultaneously playing tuba and banjo.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

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

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