Fans Bask in Autumn Jazz Parade

Penn on E flat clarinet with the Rae Brothers

“Celebrating the Ken Colyer Heritage”, The Autumn Jazz Parade at Seacroft Holiday Village in Hemsby, Norfolk, has always presented a gold mine of stars for Jazz & Jazz Art and this year was no exception.

Fans revelled in the glorious October heat wave and clear blue skies but were not tempted to miss any of the bands which included Colin Kingwell’s Jazz Bandits, Gambit Jazzmen, Golden Eagle Jazz Band, New Orleans Wiggle, New Orleans Po’ Boys, Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band and the Savannah Jazz Band. Guest stars included Annie Hawkins, Ray Smith, Colin Bowden, John Crocker, Eric Webster, Trefor Williams and American jazz superstar, Chris Tyle. Plus this year’s rising star and pianist with the Rae Brothers, 21 year old Ian Wynne,

Special thanks go to Pete and Jill Lay for organising yet another spectacular Autumn Parade, to Mike Pointon both as musician and compere and to Jimbo and Penn for their unstinting support.

So what better way to celebrate the festival than with a selection of Jazz&Jazz photos taken of the bands appearing at the festival. See also Jazz Stars at Autumn Parade under JAZZ BANDS.

Grand Marshal Jimbo and the Sensation Brass Band lead the Autumn Parade


Savannah Jazz Band


Colin Kingwell's Jazz Bandits

Smith/Tyle Rhythm Aces

Golden Eagle Jazz Band

Gambit Jazzmen

New Orleans Wiggle

Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band

New Orleans Po' Boys

(Photos © Peter M Butler)


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  1. Trefor Williams says:

    Well done, Peter! You continue to fly the Jazz Flag. You’re a fine fellow.

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Thanks, Trefor. I really appreciate that. It gives me the incentive to fly the flag even higher!

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