Featuring the Covent Garden Marching Band Heading the Parade for the 30th Annual Rent Collecting Ceremony

A Parade and Ceremony of

Spectacular Proportions



New Orleans Eat Your Heart Out!

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Rico, Bonner and Benn, “Jazz in the Barn”, Throwley, Kent, 2009


Tony Rico, saxophone, Paul Bonner, trumpet and Ben Martyn, bass and vocals, coming up trumps at
The Fallen Heroes’ April, 2009, “Jazz in the Barn” concert in
Throwley, Faversham, Kent.

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Olney Jazz Club Presents Tina May & The Mike Gorman Trio…

Tuesday 3rd July 8.00pm


A welcome return to one of the UK’s top vocalists, accompanied by her trio comprising
Mike Gorman (keys), Arnie Samogyi (bass) and Ronnie Fenn (drums).
Tickets available now – £12 or £10 in advance.

Tickets (and food table bookings) are available from the Carlton House Club,
High St, Olney, MK46 4BB
Tel. 01234 711348 or Phonebox magazine at Stanley Court, Olney
£12 or £10 in advance.

(Alan Haughton, Organiser)

Father and Son, Barry and Emile… The Martyn Maestro Drummers

My visit to Mandeville’s Dew Drop Hall back in 2010
was more than magical.

It was the inspiration for two of my jazz portraits recently posted here on Jazz&Jazz – Leroy Jones and Dr Michael White. But more than that, it was my first opportunity to present to Barry Martyn the fine art Giclée prints of a portrait I had painted of him back at The 100 Club* in London, and of his son Emile on drums at “Jazz in the Barn” in Throwley, Kent, with his “Fallen Heroes”.

Barry’s reaction? I will never forget it. He held up both portraits for the audience to see and declared “Peter has just given me these two remarkable portraits of myself and my son, Emile. Take a close look at them and you’ll see Emile is already going grey!”

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Jazz&Jazz Portraits & Poems by Peter Mark Butler


I’ve discovered one benefit of Social Media. Recently I’ve begun posting my portraits of jazz musicians painted a while again my Facebook Page and Facebook Jazzers Group.

Here are the two most recently featured:

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The Sun Shone the Day The Jurbena Jazz Band Visited the Walnut Tree

Walnut Tree Jazz Club fans welcomed The Netherlands based Jurbena Jazz Band
to Blisworth on Sunday, 22nd April.

Jurbena focuses on the “Frisco” style from San Francisco.

It was quite a fight contesting with the rays of the sun but I captured several numbers for YouTubes.
Here are two for starters – beginning with the final number for the introduction of the band. Enjoy!

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On Thursday 21 June 2018 The Covent Garden Marching Band Comes of Age for the 21st Annual Rent Collecting Ceremony and Big Parade.

A Parade and Ceremony of spectalar proportions so don’t miss out!

The ceremony starts at 4.30pm on Thursday, 21st June. But why not prepare for the fun by making a day of it in Covent Gardens.

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Max Collie Memorial Jazz Session at The 100 Club, Courtesy of Trevor Arnold!

This is sheer brilliance, kind courtesy of Trevor Arnold, especially as I was so distraught that
I couldn’t be there.

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Public Nominations open for Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018


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Meanwhile I’m harassed!

UPDATE: The fault appears to be intermittent so I’ll hobble on till I can get a proper fix.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz