Recalling Banjo Maestro Nick Singer

YouTube No 59 in the Jazz&Jazz Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Nick was a personality in his own right. I have fond memories of his performances at Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle and at the Ivy House, SE London, where he starred regularly with “Doolally Tap”.

Peter M Butler, Editor Jazz&Jazz  
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Farewell Colin Kingwell!

The sad news reached me today that Colin Kingwell has, in words he would appreciate, shuffled off his mortal coil. I was flawed.
Colin always welcomed me to film him with his Jazz Bandits.

The last time I filmed the band was when Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle welcomed him back to their 2014 Festival. As ever, Colin and the band were on top form and his jokes and repartee
surpassed adoration.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz & Jazz

Featuring the Fascinating “Tuba Machine”!

YouTube No 51 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Trevor Stent welcomed Ginny, myself and my magical Lens Camera to an intriguing event
at Fest Jazz 2018.
The occasion, an Ewan Bleach / Frog & Henry party which featured Dave demonstrating the intriguing Tuba Machine by simultaneously playing tuba and banjo.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

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

“Dangerous Blues” Tuba Skinny at Fest Jazz 2014

YouTube No 44 in the Jazz&Jazz 
Covid 19 Blackout Buster Series

Erika Lewis (vocals, bass drum), Shaye Cohn (cornet), Todd Burdick (Tuba),
Jason Lawrence (Banjo), John Doyle (Clarinet), Barnabus Jones (Trombone),
Robin Rapuzzi (Washboard)

(YouTube © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

Andrea Motis Sings Amy Winehouse “You Know I’m No Good”: Jazz&Jazz Covid19 Blackout Buster No 26

Continuing the Series:

“Jazz&Jazz confronts the 
Coronavirus Plague!”

I was delighted to film Andrea, just 19, at her
Pizza Express Jazz Club debut in London,
1st October, 2014.

Her mentor, Joan Chamorro, plays contrabass and tenor sax. Ignasi Terraza is on piano, Josep Traver, guitar, and Esteve Pi, drums.

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

Out Gunning the 2020 Covid 19 Live Jazz Blackout: J&J YouTube No 18 Cleo Laine “My Man Don’t Love Me”

This Jazz&Jazz YouTube is extra special. Flashback to a glorious summer’s day in 2014 when I was hugely privileged to film Cleo Laine singing “My Man Don’t Love Me” with her daughter Jacqui in the gardens at The Stables.

A Golden Opportunity !

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

In Lieu of Live Jazz 14: Tuba Skinny “Blood Thirsty Blues”

Continuing the Jazz&Jazz Campaign to compensate for the Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout with selections from earlier Jazz&Jazz YouTubes.

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Barry Palser – A Tribute

I learned from John Petters earlier today the sad news that
Barry Palser has passed away.

The news came as a stunner because his band was one of the first
I followed, photographed and filmed when I got back into jazz some
15 years ago.

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Long Live London’s Legendary 100 Club

“Musicians have welcomed plans to give London’s legendary 100 Club special status as part of a move to protect grassroots venues.”
(Editorial, Just Jazz Magazine, April 2020)

A very welcome announcement indeed bringing a chink of cheer to UK jazz in the midst of the Coronavirus Plague.

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“Saving All Our Love For You” Jazz&Jazz Remembers Nick Singer

Always a hit with Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle fans, Nick Singer, sublime as ever, takes centre stage on banjo with Doolally Tap at the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Summer Festival, July 2019.

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