Recaptured Moments with Tuba Skinny, 2014

Time spent at Fest Jazz back in 2014 still brings back vivid memories.
That’s when I met and filmed Tuba Skinny.

On the Friday evening prior to the festival proper, they were guest stars at the legendary
Bar Tal ar Pont. The bar was packed with enthusiastic fans and filming was just
a little challenging!

One of these days I will get to catch up with Tuba Skinny again. Meantime, hit the link to find more of my Tuba Skinny YouTubes filmed at Bar Tal ar Pont.

And take at look at whats on at Fest Jazz this year.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

 

Ben Cummings & Amy Roberts: “Moonlight in Vermont”

 

Amy and Ben

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants, Sunday, 15th January, 2017,
with the kind permission of Ben Cummings and Tad Newton.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

“Bernie’s Tune”: Ben Cummings’ Gerry Mulligan Band

 

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants.
Sunday, 15th January, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

The Ben Cummings’ Gerry Mulligan Band with Amy Roberts: “My Old Flame”

 

Amy and Ben

 

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants,
Sunday, 15th January, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

The Ben Cummings’ Gerry Mulligan Band with Amy Roberts: “Speak Low”

Ben Cummings

 

Filmed at The Walnut Tree Jazz Club, Blisworth, Northants,
Sunday, 15th January, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Tina May and Rachel Johnson at a Bedford Golf Club Jazz Session

Tina May

The Rachael Johnson Band
Rachael Johnson (Piano), Alan Savage (Drums), Arnie Somogyi (Bass), Steve O’Gorman (Sax).
A Tad Newton Special, January, 2016.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

 

Olney Jazz Club Is Steaming! Another Full House in March. Be sure to book Early for April and May!

Hello Jazz Lovers

 

Welcome to the OJC March Newsletter

 

Yet more great and varied gigs coming up featuring top musicians!
Read on!

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“September Song” Jim Douglas Guitar Solo at Olney Jazz Club

Jim Douglas (Guitar) Keith Donald (Bass) and John Petters (Drums) at
Olney Jazz Club, February, 2017.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

Fest Jazz 2017 28th – 30th July: Phenomenal Fun, Festive Jazz, International Stars! On the banks of The Aulne in Brittany! Book Early!


Fest Jazz is a young at heart festival that has been making waves in the jazz world for some years now!

Set on the banks of the River Aulne at Châteauneuf-du-Faou, one of the prettiest corners of Brittany, it attracts artists and fans from around the world. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial with a great mixture of nationalities and generations. And there are swing dancers everywhere!

It is a young at heart festival with a young management team, young artists, a wonderful mix of nationalities and generations as well as a programme which presents jazz at its dynamic best.

No pretensions, no elitism, no rows of bejewelled bourgeoisie clapping politely as another “past their best diva” goes through the motions on stage! Fest Jazz is a festival where young and old, French, English and a host of other nationalities come together for a weekend long party.

As at every Fest Jazz there is a mix of music styles and plenty of young, exciting traditional style bands. Even more so this year and here’s how!

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“Sixty-five Years Listening to Jazz” (Just Jazz Magazine)

“Sixty-five Years Listening to Jazz” by Ted Griffin caught my eye in the March edition of
Just Jazz. Well worth a read and here are a few extracts.

Ottilie Patterson

“… I might have missed out on some visitors from across the Pond, but there was always the consolation of going to The Royal Festival Hall to hear … Chris Barber with Ottilie Patterson. I was not the only one to be amazed  that this petite, attractive, willow of a girl could produce such a magnificent blues voice, a voice, what was more, that carried such a depth of feeling. Seeing her from the cheapest seats where I sat, it was as if it were just a child upon the stage … to my mind, nobody on this side of the Atlantic has ever equalled Ottilie for the real blues … Bessie Smith in a double reincarnation.

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