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MARCH ’14 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 

Claire Teal in concert with MYJO
The Radio 2 Big Band Special & Claire Teal on Sunday presenter will be performing with the award winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra on Thursday 27th March at the Methodist Central Hall, Walsall. The concert is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Action For Children.

Tickets are £13 in advance from Walsall Rotary Club or £15 on the night

Forget those March winds,

there’s plenty of great Jazz  

blowin’ your way this month!...

Jake Leg JB
The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America -

Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs about murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. The success of their debut album “Cottonmouth” led to them signing a recording contract with one of the UK’s most prestigious Jazz labels - Lake Records - recording their new album ‘Next Stop!’ as part of their ‘Vintage Recording Project’ - essentially recording live around one ribbon microphone, as it would have been back in the 1930’s.

The launch of this album is to be held at Clonter Opera Theatre Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2LR on Saturday 8th March, BOX OFFICE: boxoffice@ clonteropera.com or Tel. 01260 224 514 DOORS OPEN: 6.00pm for 7.30pm Performance.

INTERVAL: 30 minute; pre-performance supper or canapé baskets available to pre-order or bring your own food.

Art ThemenAppearing Worcester Jazz on Friday 14th March, is Art Themen a highly original jazz musician, His career involved playing with innumerable British greats from Tubby Hayes to Stan Tracey.

Originally influenced by Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, playing of tenor and soprano sax, flute and clarinet.

... keep Jazzin’
Stella
 



Bude Jazz Fest

John Hallam
Kircudbright
Venture Away Scrborough

Keswick Jazz Fest11.30am Thursday 8 May until 11.00pm Sunday 11 May

Exciting international names. . .

BARNHART-FRYER RED HOT SEVEN (USA/UK) • DORINE DE WIT (HOLLAND)
DUKE HEITGER’S BRITISH BAND (UK/USA) • FRYER-BARNHART INTERNATIONAL ALL-STARS (USA/UK) • HOT ANTIC JAZZ BAND (FRANCE/GERMANY) • JEFF and ANNE BARNHART (USA)
JIM FRYER (USA) • JOAN VISKANT (USA) •
LAKE RECORDS INTERNATIONAL BAND (USA/UK)
LUCIEN BARBARIN (USA) • MATTHIAS SEUFFERT (GERMANY) •
ORIENTAL JAZZ BAND (HOLLAND)

. . .with Britain’s finest jazz bands and star guests

A BREEZE FROM NEW ORLEANS • ALAN BARNES • AMY ROBERTS •
ANNIE HAWKINS • BEN CUMMINGS • BEN HOLDER TRIO •
BRASS VOLCANOES • BRIAN CARRICK’S ALGIERS STOMPERS
BROWNFIELD-BYRNE HOT SIX • BRUCE ROLLO • CAROLINE IRWIN •
CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO • DAVE DONOHOE BAND • DJANGOLOGIE •
EMMA FISK • ENRICO TOMASSO
ENRICO TOMASSO/GEORGE HUXLEY SELECT SEVEN •
GAVIN LEE NEW ORLEANS BAND • GEOFF OVER • GEORGE HUXLEY
G.I.JIVE • GORDON WHITWORTH • GRAHAM HUGHES • GRAHAM SMITH
HALLAM-ROBERTS JAZZ FIVE • HIGH SOCIETY JAZZ BAND •
ISABEL TONER • JAMIE BROWNFIELD • JIM SWINNERTON •
JOHN HALLAM’S GRASMERE FIVE • JOHN MADDOCKS •
JON PENN • JULIAN MARC STRINGLE •
KEITH NICHOLS’ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and MIDNITE MEN
KEITH STEPHEN’S HOT CLUB TRIO • KESWICK SCHOOL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
LOUISIANA PARADE BAND • MADDOCKS-HUXLEY REEDS UNITED
MALCOLM HOGARTH’S GUEST SESSIONS • MALCOLM SKED
MART RODGER MANCHESTER JAZZ • MIKE DENHAM •
MISSISSIPPI DREAMBOATS • NEW CENTURY RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
NEW ORLEANS HEAT • NICKI ALLAN SEXTET
NICK WARD’S CLASSIC JAZZ BAND and JELLY ROLL TRIO
NICOLA FARNON TRIO • PAUL LACEY • PAUL MUNNERY • PETE HORSFALL
RAE BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS BAND • RICH BENNETT BAND
RICHARD LEACH’S CLUBHOUSE FIVE • ROBERT FOWLER •
SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND • SPATS LANGHAM •
STEVE GRAHAM’S ELITE SYNCOPATIONS • STUART SMITH •
SWING COMMANDERS • TOM KINCAID TRIO and HOT THREE •
TOM WHITTINGHAM • VINNY PARKER TRIO

Fo full details on how to book visit www.keswickjazzfestival.co.uk or download the flyer plus booking form from this link

James Sayer Jamhouse

Waterside brunches Stratford


Don Mather's Big Band

FEBRUARY ’14 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 

   Happy New year,

Plenty of jazz for your  

enjoyment this month!...  

Sutton Swing Band is a newly formed big band, playing monthly at the Toby Inn, Sutton park Town gate. 8 till 10.30. Next concert Feb 6th the band will be playing the music of Miller, Basie, Kenton, Heath etc.

John & Nicola Ruddick

Congratulations to JOHN RUDDICK Musical Director, Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra.who received an MBE in the New Years Honours list for services to Jazz.

New event in Walsall, Fridays 14th and the 28th of Feb ,Claire Taylor’s New Jazz night with Claire Sings Jazz and The Jazz Phoneys, Free entrance 8.30pm start, The White Lion in Walsall, 150 Sandwell Street, WS1 3EQ. www.clairesingsjazz.co.uk   -   www.jazzphoneys.com.

... keep Jazzin’
Stella

John Hallam
Kircudbright
Venture Away Scrborough

Keswick Jazz Fest11.30am Thursday 8 May until 11.00pm Sunday 11 May

Exciting international names. . .

BARNHART-FRYER RED HOT SEVEN (USA/UK) • DORINE DE WIT (HOLLAND)
DUKE HEITGER’S BRITISH BAND (UK/USA) • FRYER-BARNHART INTERNATIONAL ALL-STARS (USA/UK) • HOT ANTIC JAZZ BAND (FRANCE/GERMANY) • JEFF and ANNE BARNHART (USA)
JIM FRYER (USA) • JOAN VISKANT (USA) •
LAKE RECORDS INTERNATIONAL BAND (USA/UK)
LUCIEN BARBARIN (USA) • MATTHIAS SEUFFERT (GERMANY) •
ORIENTAL JAZZ BAND (HOLLAND)

. . .with Britain’s finest jazz bands and star guests

A BREEZE FROM NEW ORLEANS • ALAN BARNES • AMY ROBERTS •
ANNIE HAWKINS • BEN CUMMINGS • BEN HOLDER TRIO •
BRASS VOLCANOES • BRIAN CARRICK’S ALGIERS STOMPERS
BROWNFIELD-BYRNE HOT SIX • BRUCE ROLLO • CAROLINE IRWIN •
CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO • DAVE DONOHOE BAND • DJANGOLOGIE •
EMMA FISK • ENRICO TOMASSO
ENRICO TOMASSO/GEORGE HUXLEY SELECT SEVEN •
GAVIN LEE NEW ORLEANS BAND • GEOFF OVER • GEORGE HUXLEY
G.I.JIVE • GORDON WHITWORTH • GRAHAM HUGHES • GRAHAM SMITH
HALLAM-ROBERTS JAZZ FIVE • HIGH SOCIETY JAZZ BAND •
ISABEL TONER • JAMIE BROWNFIELD • JIM SWINNERTON •
JOHN HALLAM’S GRASMERE FIVE • JOHN MADDOCKS •
JON PENN • JULIAN MARC STRINGLE •
KEITH NICHOLS’ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and MIDNITE MEN
KEITH STEPHEN’S HOT CLUB TRIO • KESWICK SCHOOL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
LOUISIANA PARADE BAND • MADDOCKS-HUXLEY REEDS UNITED
MALCOLM HOGARTH’S GUEST SESSIONS • MALCOLM SKED
MART RODGER MANCHESTER JAZZ • MIKE DENHAM •
MISSISSIPPI DREAMBOATS • NEW CENTURY RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
NEW ORLEANS HEAT • NICKI ALLAN SEXTET
NICK WARD’S CLASSIC JAZZ BAND and JELLY ROLL TRIO
NICOLA FARNON TRIO • PAUL LACEY • PAUL MUNNERY • PETE HORSFALL
RAE BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS BAND • RICH BENNETT BAND
RICHARD LEACH’S CLUBHOUSE FIVE • ROBERT FOWLER •
SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND • SPATS LANGHAM •
STEVE GRAHAM’S ELITE SYNCOPATIONS • STUART SMITH •
SWING COMMANDERS • TOM KINCAID TRIO and HOT THREE •
TOM WHITTINGHAM • VINNY PARKER TRIO

Fo full details on how to book visit www.keswickjazzfestival.co.uk or download the flyer plus booking form from this link

Don Mather's Big Band

DEC13/JAN14 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 

MUSIC ATWarwick Arts Centre

Empirical - Wed 4 Dec

Empirical
Award winning, forward looking British Jazz group Empirical perform songs from their new album

Ruby Turner - Sat 1 Feb

Ruby Turner
Blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby Turner breathes life and meaning into songs.

Zara McFarlane - 21st Feb

Zara McFarlane
Eloquent and provocative singer- songwriter Zara McFarlane brings her new album If You Knew Her to Warwick Arts Centre.

Get The Blessing - Mon 10 Mar

Get The Blessing
Prepare to be teased, beguiled, soothed, spooked, jolted and ultimately uplifted.

Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra - Thu 8 May

Jools Holland's RNB Orchestra
Featuring Gilson Lavis, special guest Marc Almond, & guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall.

For more info:

box office: 024 7652 4524 - www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Warwick Arts Centre,The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

    Hi Everybody!...

...and welcome to our December       
into January edition...

A little Gem, The Trumpet, Bilston, live jazz every night of the week, even a blues night on Sunday 22nd Dec with few new bands during Dec: The Blue notes with Vic Evans on Sunday 29th. (i.e. The late Andy Hamilton’s band); Sheila Waterfield (vocals) with her band on Wednesday the 11th; a welcome return for Roy Williams, who is appearing with Swing Parade on the 6th...

So, what with all the regulars, there’s plenty of variety at the Trumpet! 58 High St, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 0EP

Jazz violinist RALPH ALLIN appearing at for the first time at Leam jazz on December 18th.

Southside Big Band are having their special Christmas Concert on Wednesday 11th December with Star Vocalist Jeff Hooper.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New year!

... keep Jazzin’
Stella

48th Oxfam Stomp
Sh

STEVE KING’s
XMAS CONCERT

Steve King as Santa
“The Steve King Big Band will be presenting their annual Christmas concert on Sunday 15th December at Halesowen Members Club, Hagley Road, Halesowen. The concert will include music from Stan Kenton to Gordon Goodwin and vocalist Lynn Dawes will be giving her interpretations of songs originally performed by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall.

Admission is £8.00 on the door but anyone bringing their copy of Jazz West Mids will be able to get reduced admission for all their party of £7.00 per person!”

John Petters

1980: A GREAT DAY IN BIRMINGHAM
BUT WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Brum Beat bands
With celebrations to mark Big Bear Records 45 years in the music business well under way, the search is on to locate Birmingham musicians who recorded Live at The Barrel Organ album.

They are Bright Eyes, The Lazers, Willy & The Poorboys, The Quads, Rockers Speed Limit, Dansette Damage, Mayday, Dangerous Girls, The Plaything, The Thrillers, Spoonful and Eclipse.

For more information please contact Jim Simpson. Big Bear Music, Po Box 944, Birmingham, B16 8UT Tel: 0121 454 7020 admin@bigbearmusic.com

Brum Beat

Venture Away Scrborough



LATEST GIG NEWS:

BRB & J

Calling themselves BRB & J Conservatoire students Robbie Fearon - Tenor Sax, Jacky Naylor - Piano Benedict, Muirhead - Bass and Billy Weir - Drums will be playing the Silvershine Jazz club on Thursday January 30th. In their words “we are a joint venture playing music by members of the band and by those that have influenced us. Please don't let the picture fool you, we're not a boy band, we will be playing a lot of fun swingy tunes!”

Thursday 30th Jan at 9pm - Silvershine Jazz Club at Bearwood Corks Club B66 4BT

Leam Jazz
• • CORRECTION • •

Bryan Corbett will be playing on Wednesday 15th January, not the 22nd as advertised in our printed edition. The gig is at Leamington Rugby Club, Moorefields, Kenilworth Rd, CV32 6RG at 8pm

For details contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510 or visit www.leam-jazz.com


Don Mather's Big Band

OCT/NOV 2013 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 

MYJO and Clare Teal
THE MIDLAND YOUTH
JAZZ ORCHESTRA

with Special Guest, CLARE TEAL...


... are playing at Civic Hall, Rother Street, Stratford on Avon CV37 6LU on Sunday 20 October at 7.30pm as part of the Stratford on Avon Music Festival running from Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 October 2013

Tickets are £16 & £18; student concessions £10. Booking is open now at the Civic Hall Box Office on 01789 207100 or book online at www.civichall.co.uk

www.stratfordmusicfestival.com

Sponsored by Salt Healthcare Ltd & Stratforward


  Hi Everybody!...

...and welcome to our October      
into November edition...

The 48th annual Oxfam Stomp

Will take place on Friday 10th January 2014, 7.30 pm. at the Kings Heath Cricket Club, Alcester Road South, Birmingham Four top traditional-style bands have confirmed their participation: Sheila Fawkes & The Guys with Paul Munnery (tmbn), The Phoenix Jazz Band (voted Band of the Year 2013 by Stafford Jazz Society), Matt Palmer’s Millennium Eagle Band and Chris Pearce’s Frenchman Street Band.

Spatts Langham’s Hot Fingers

With Emily Cambell are at Droitwich Jazz Club on 12th Nov. The glittering and hugely entertaining trio led by banjoist, guitarist, ukulele player, vocalist and raconteur Spats Langham is joined by a fine young singer who has appeared in circus acts as well as classical opera! Spatts Trio will also be performing at Summersaults Restaurant In Rugby on 15th Oct

Leam Jazz

Are delighted to announce that their popular Sunday jazz jam sessions are returning to Leamington, at The STAR & GARTER 4 – 6 Warwick St. Cv32 5LL 01926 359 960 , opposite the Dell Park, by the Fire Station.

The sad news is that the Sunday Sessions at The Actress & Bishop organised by Dean Bersford and Al Gare have now ceased to be...

Al and Dean would like to thank every musician that has joined them on ‘stage’ at The Actress over the last ten years; all the bands and performers that have stepped-in in their absence; and all the punters that have turned-up to support the gig, drink beer and buy the odd ticket or two for the infamous ‘Shite Raffle’ (that’s what you’ll all miss most really isn’t it?)

The very popular Mathew Ford is returning to guest for Southside Big Band on 16th Oct page 10 Leam jazz 4th line up from footer delete Sunday 29th Sept and insert Last Sunday of the month 4.00 – 7.00.

I would like to thanks all the subscribers, who continue to contribute towards the production and distribution of Jazzwestmids and for all the notes of thanks received. Much appreciated

... keep Jazzin’
Stella

 

Keswick Jazz Fest11.30am Thursday 8 May until 11.00pm Sunday 11 May

Exciting international names. . .

BARNHART-FRYER RED HOT SEVEN (USA/UK) • DORINE DE WIT (HOLLAND)
DUKE HEITGER’S BRITISH BAND (UK/USA) • FRYER-BARNHART INTERNATIONAL ALL-STARS (USA/UK) • HOT ANTIC JAZZ BAND (FRANCE/GERMANY) • JEFF and ANNE BARNHART (USA)
JIM FRYER (USA) • JOAN VISKANT (USA) •
LAKE RECORDS INTERNATIONAL BAND (USA/UK)
LUCIEN BARBARIN (USA) • MATTHIAS SEUFFERT (GERMANY) •
ORIENTAL JAZZ BAND (HOLLAND)

. . .with Britain’s finest jazz bands and star guests

A BREEZE FROM NEW ORLEANS • ALAN BARNES • AMY ROBERTS •
ANNIE HAWKINS • BEN CUMMINGS • BEN HOLDER TRIO •
BRASS VOLCANOES • BRIAN CARRICK’S ALGIERS STOMPERS
BROWNFIELD-BYRNE HOT SIX • BRUCE ROLLO • CAROLINE IRWIN •
CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO • DAVE DONOHOE BAND • DJANGOLOGIE •
EMMA FISK • ENRICO TOMASSO
ENRICO TOMASSO/GEORGE HUXLEY SELECT SEVEN •
GAVIN LEE NEW ORLEANS BAND • GEOFF OVER • GEORGE HUXLEY
G.I.JIVE • GORDON WHITWORTH • GRAHAM HUGHES • GRAHAM SMITH
HALLAM-ROBERTS JAZZ FIVE • HIGH SOCIETY JAZZ BAND •
ISABEL TONER • JAMIE BROWNFIELD • JIM SWINNERTON •
JOHN HALLAM’S GRASMERE FIVE • JOHN MADDOCKS •
JON PENN • JULIAN MARC STRINGLE •
KEITH NICHOLS’ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and MIDNITE MEN
KEITH STEPHEN’S HOT CLUB TRIO • KESWICK SCHOOL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
LOUISIANA PARADE BAND • MADDOCKS-HUXLEY REEDS UNITED
MALCOLM HOGARTH’S GUEST SESSIONS • MALCOLM SKED
MART RODGER MANCHESTER JAZZ • MIKE DENHAM •
MISSISSIPPI DREAMBOATS • NEW CENTURY RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
NEW ORLEANS HEAT • NICKI ALLAN SEXTET
NICK WARD’S CLASSIC JAZZ BAND and JELLY ROLL TRIO
NICOLA FARNON TRIO • PAUL LACEY • PAUL MUNNERY • PETE HORSFALL
RAE BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS BAND • RICH BENNETT BAND
RICHARD LEACH’S CLUBHOUSE FIVE • ROBERT FOWLER •
SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND • SPATS LANGHAM •
STEVE GRAHAM’S ELITE SYNCOPATIONS • STUART SMITH •
SWING COMMANDERS • TOM KINCAID TRIO and HOT THREE •
TOM WHITTINGHAM • VINNY PARKER TRIO

Fo full details on how to book visit www.keswickjazzfestival.co.uk or download the flyer plus booking form from this link

SEPT 2013 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 

UK NATIONAL DRUM FAIR 28 29 SEPTEMBER• Click on the image to download the flyer •

  Hi Everybody!...

Autumn is nearly with us, trust you enjoyed the summer music
that was on offer...

It was a pleasure for me to be at the Food and Jazz festival that took place in a spacious marquee and the surrounding meadow at Brockencote Hall, in Chaddesley Corbett, in, July, with a host of stalls, cookery demonstrations and live entertainment throughout both days.

The other fantastic evening, part of the Birmingham jazz festival, was the Mike Burney benefit gig at The Asylum Club in Birmingham. enjoyed by Mike himself all the performers and a very enthusiastic audience.

The Festival season is by no means over. Britain’s Ace Drummin’ man, John Petters, hosts three exciting residential festivals, featuring the top stars of traditional jazz and swing.

The Festivals are Bracklesham Bay, Sussex, 13-16 Sept. Stratford Upon Avon 16th – 18th November and Mundesley, Norfolk 30th May – 2nd June. Full details www.traditional-jazz.com or call 01406 365 731.

UK National Drum Fair, Europe’s biggest drum Show is on the 28 – 29th September. Stalls selling drum sets, cymbals, hardware etc. There is also a free masterclass in the Annex on both days from some of the top teachers/clinicians, plus performances by several top line drummers and percussionists, the chance to see famous guests who drop in and about.

Southside Big Band and Don Mathers Big Band start off their Autumn programmes in September. The Southside Big Band are putting on a special concert on Sept 11th featuring Georgina Jackson, prior to her performance at The Albert Hall.

... keep on Jazzin’
Stella

Leamingtom Live Art & Music

Piano sensation Carl Sinclair and his Boogie Band are playing at the Leamington Live Art & Music Project on Sunday 15th September - 8pm - £7.50

Riverside, Adelaide Rd, Leamington CV32 5AH
01926 886699 www.leamingtonlamp.co.uk

BIVJA

British and International Vocal Jazz Academy Scholarships and part Scholarships are available.

Fortnightly Sunday workshop and performance course 2013 in West London – ongo ing enrolment.

For mature instrumentalists and singers and young people at the start of their careers, jazz performance, history, vocal technique, theory, technical skills, and instrument skills plus ‘tools of the trade’ with rhythm section.

Eminent jazz musician / tutors including Gareth Williams - piano; Peter Ind – bass and Les Cirkel – drums plus specialist masterclasses.

For course and scholarship details contact: E: verona@veronachard. com 020 8992 1571 (leave message and we’ll call you back) www.veronachard.com

BIVJA – promoting personal empowerment
to perform, championing jazz


Knowle RBL

LATEST GIG NEWS

Piano sensation Carl Sinclair and his Boogie Band are playing at the Leamington Live Art & Music Project on Sunday 15th September - 8pm - £7.50

Riverside, Adelaide Rd, Leamington CV32 5AH
01926 886699 www.leamingtonlamp.co.uk



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