Jazz in Dire Need! Announcing The Sad Demise of the Hemsby Jazz Parades!


Jazz UK has lost of yet another long established festival venue!

The Lakefront Loungers, Hemsby Autumn Parade circa 2010

Sadly, Pete Lay has announced that this Autumn’s Jazz Parade at Seacroft, Hemsby (29th September/2nd October) will be the last, with the 9th/12th 2018, March Jazz Parade, called off. In Pete’s own words: “So after nearly 30 years of Hemsby jazz breaks, time has been called.”

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Swansea Jazzland Present Their Autumn Programme


Swansea Jazzland

Announces new dates into the Autumn.
Check out their website for full details of all events….

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UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2017

Your opportunity to help select

The UK’s Finest!

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“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”: Jazz in the Sailors’ Church, Ramsgate

Ian Turner and Peter Leonard

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s will. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

What better way to introduce this very special interlude during the 2017 Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Festival which brought back memories of previous Seaside Shuffle Sailor’s Church sessions led by our magnificent jazz musician and dedicated Christian,
Trefor Williams, absent this year due to illness. So this feature
is for you, Trefor, raising prayers for your wellbeing.

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Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle’s Grand Finale: Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer (tbn); Chez Chesterman (tpt); Andy Cresswell (clt); David Price bnj/gui; John Bayne (b/b.sax); Graham Collicate (dms below); Hugh Crozier (pno).

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Sunshine & Sea plus Red Hot & Blue = Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle!

Red Hot & Blue are: Peter Leonard (tpt), Alan Cresswell (clt), John Stuart (bjo) and Chris Thompson (bass)

Which would you have preferred, a touch of the blues, an aching heart, or a rag to
wipe away the tears? Fear not, none of the above were needed at
Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle where, on the Saturday afternoon,
when the band was 
Pete Leonard’s Red Hot & Blue.

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Robin Beame’s Imperial Jazz Band: Music Maestro Please. But Don’t Neglect The Humour!

More Festival Magic
At Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle!


With Robin Beame and his Imperials! Humour, fun, and repartee
on Saturday, 15th July, in The Small Boat Owners Club.
Jazz fans “over bored”? No chance during this session!

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Jazz&Jazz Values NJA’s Permission to share their Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our July 2017 Newsletter

Welcome also 
to the 90 new subscribers who signed up to receive
the NJA newsletter at the Love Supreme festival at the beginning of July.
We hope you enjoyed our display and that you will continue to follow
activities and developments at the Archive through these newsletters.

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The Native Oyster Band: as native to Whitstable as the oysters!

“Formed originally as a community street band for the Whitstable Oyster Festival parade. The Native Oysters have evolved to become a funky, electrifying experience with tight, powerful horn arrangements and creamy, soulful vocals from traditional second-line
classics through Americana, 70’s funk, right up to full on hip-hop and R&B,
all given the Delta city treatment, Whitstable style.”

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Latest on the New Orleans Scene: Shotgun Jazz Band Release “Steppin’ On The Gas”

“Steppin’ On The Gas”

“Shotgun Jazz Band plays Traditional New Orleans Jazz
in the spirit of the great Revivalists.”

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