Isle of Thanet Hosts Frog Island Jazz Band at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle

Always popular at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle, Essex-based Frog Island Jazz Band got the festival off to resounding start with their Classic New Orleans Jazz of the twenties and early thirties – Joe King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodd’s et al. 

Their visits to New Orleans brought them the ultimate accolade of having the title ‘International Honorary Citizens’ conferred upon them. If Shuffle Fans had their way The Frogs would also have ‘The Freedom of Ramsgate’ conferred on them.

John Whitehead, Trumpet; John Jeans, Trombone; Jim Hurd, Clarinet, Saxophone; Chris Marchant, Drums: Keith Durston, Piano: Brian Lawrence, Banjo; and the illusive Rob Fullalove, Sousaphone (Rob will understand!)

As ever their music tells the story:

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

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