The Walnut Welcomes The Don Steele Jazz Band: Noon, Sunday, 4th March

Note: Sadly, due to the atrocious weather, Tad has reluctantly had to cancel tomorrow’s Walnut Tree event featuring The Don Steele Band with Jan Bryce. Tad messaged me: “I will offer an October date to Jan and band Cheers, Tad.” The band would have had to travel from deepest Kent, one of the worst hit counties. Years ago when I lived in East Kent there were devastating winters. The sea even froze for almost a mile off shore in 1963.

Despite current inclement weather, Don and his band are assured of a very warm welcome at
The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, on Sunday, 4th March. Hailing from Kent, this will be a very special gig for trombonist Jan Bryce.

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Gershwin, Bacharach, Monk, Gillespie all at The Fancy Bakery, Bedford …




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Remembering Tony Richards


Richard Elmes posted a brief message on my Facebook Jazzers Group yesterday: “I’m devastated to say that Steamboat’s wonderful trumpet player and great friend Tony Richards, died today after a very short illness. We will miss him so much….condolences to his family.”

Playing at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival: Tony Richards (tpt), Dave Corsby (clt), Martin Rawbone (tmb), Nick Rawbone (dms), Neil Francis (bass), Dave Robinson (vibes)

Tony played with Richard’s “Steamboat Jazz Band”. They featured regularly at the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle annual Summer Festival and at the monthly jazz sessions in the Ramsgate Small Boat Owners’ Club where I was privileged to film them.

In remembrance of Tony here he is with Steamboat, “Basin Street Blues”

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Urgent Message to Jazzers Worldwide: Google Advertising Withdraws Revenue

Google have kindly informed me:


Hi Jazz & Jazz,

“As you probably heard, we recently announced updates to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). We made these changes to address a spike in abuse on YouTube by bad actors like spammers, impersonators, and re-uploaders. Our goal is to ensure a healthy ecosystem where original creators can grow and thrive.

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“I Cover The Waterfront”: Featuring Dave Blenkhorn on Guitar

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Frog & Henry Trio in Morecambe 14th February 2018 – Courtesy of Jazz North West & Norman Gibson

Norman Gibson reported in Jazz North West, courtesy of Fred Burnett: “I have to report that there is no doubt that the Frog and Henry Trio UK Tour started with the best audience reception I’ve witnessed at Kendal Jazz Club in a long while. This was a really good marker for the success of their tour.

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Another Winter Warmer at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle – Tony O’Sullivan’s Black Cat Jazz Band

12 Noon Saturday, February 24th – Be There!


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“The Old Rugged Cross”: The Adrian Cox Quintet at Bedford Golf Club

When “JazzFan76” commented on my Old Rugged Cross Jazz&Jazz YouTube: “Not a fan of religious music but this was played very beautifully”, I simply had to feature it again on Jazz&Jazz.

“The Old Rugged Cross” is favourite hymn written in 1912 by George Bennard, an American evangelist and composer. Recorded over the years by many famous artistes and performed here by the brilliant
Adrian Cox Quintet.

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February Jazz at Bedford
 Golf Club Presents Richard Exall’s Shooting Stars

Jazz at The Bedford

The Bedford Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive,
Great Denham MK40 4FF

8.00pm Thursday, 22nd February

Richard Exall

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Jazz at the Walnut with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends: Sunday, 18th February


Featuring Guest Stars Lester Brown and Bill Coleman


Lester Brown

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