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SEPT ’14 FEATURES

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

Trust you have all had a
good summer.

I certainly have!!


“The Steve King Big Band 60th Birthday Tour“ arrives at Solihull Arts Complex on Sunday 21st September.

SKBB
Steve has run the band for almost 45 years making it one of the longest existing big bands around. It still has several members who have been with the band over 40 years plus a sprinkling of the area’s young jazz talent.

With a regular line-up including tuba and percussion, plus a multi doubling woodwind section, the band offers a unique twist on the big band repertoire.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0121 704 6962”

THE BLUES ARE BACK IN BRUM...

   ...That is, if they ever went away. From September 23rd, Tuesday will be Bluesday at The Asylum 2 with some of the finest Blues bands about, digging into the urban and country Blues of Chicago and The Delta and stopping off at all points between.

The opening party will feature The 58’s Blues Band, followed in successive weeks by Grey Goose Blues Band, Peoples Republic of Mercia, Steve Ajao Blues Giants, The Whiskey Brothers and Paul Stedman Blues Band – and there will be more to follow.

The Asylum 2 is Brum’s coolest Blues bar and lies adjacent to its big brother, The Asylum, on Hampton Street in Hockley.

Bank St Syncopators
Congratulations to the Bank Street Syncopators
who raised £600 for the Rugby Food Bank at their concert at the Railway Social Club in Rugby.
email: bankstreetsync@aol.com web: www.bankstreetsyncopators.co.uk

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Barbara Taylor, who has been ill in hospital.

... keep Jazzin’
Stella

Kinda Dukish
Swing from Paris
On Monday September 1st Swing from Paris bring you the sounds of a chic Parisian café and the French jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Kenilworth Jazz Club (painting by Michael Butter).

Blues at Asylum 2
John Petters

Ace Drummin’ Man, John Petters invites you to some of the most exciting traditional jazz and swing events anywhere!

The Mississippi Rag (USA): "England’s finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."


Louis Armstrong Celebration Jazz Festival

Friday 12th - Monday 15th September 2014 @ South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Bay, nr Chichester, Sussex

Full Board from £229 per person. The festival includes 15 different live concerts ranging from Ragtime, New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and American Songbook. Over 30 top musicians, as well as jazz lectures, Jazz Forums, Jazz Quiz. Dancing or listening - the choice is yours. Over 160 people already booked - limited availability - book quickly!

12th William Shakespeare Jazz’n’Swing Festival @ the Holiday Inn Hotel, Stratford upon Avon.

The Bard’s Bash! Saturday 22 - Monday 24th November. 2014
Half board, 4 star accommodation from £239 per person. Similar format to the above festival, but in the Bard’s birthplace in a high quality hotel. Selling very quickly. Limited music only day tickets also available - £35 Saturday & £40 Sunday

Artistes appearing at these festivals include: Drums: John Petters, Colin Bowden, Jack Cotterill Trumpet / cornet: Alan Gresty, Allen Beechey, Ken Sims, Chez Chesterman, Teddy Fullick, AIan Bateman Trombones: Dave Hewett, Mike Pointon, lan Bateman, Reeds: Pete Allen, John Wurr, Karl Hird, Trevor Whiting, John Crocker,  Amy Roberts, Richard Exall, Piano: Colin Bray, Tim Huskisson, JJ Vinten, Guitar / banjo: Jonathan Graham , Jim Douglas, Tim Phillips, Dave Moorwood, Sean Moyses Bass: Annie Hawkins, Heather Birt, Keith Donald

Last Few Tickets for the London Sensational Louis Armstrong Riverboat Shuffle on the Dixie Queen, Saturday 6th September 2:15pm Boarding 5:30pm return With John Petters New Orleans All Stars plus Trefor Fingers Williams Usual Suspects. Tickets £29.50

Call: 01406 365 731 • www.traditional-jazz.com

 
Propaganda Swing at Belgrade theatre, Coventry
Swing Worcester
Jazz by the Lake
 SWing & Jazz break in Skipton

JULY/AUGUST ’14 FEATURES

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

What a treat we are in for

during July & August...

Bratislava Hot Serenaders
...with Birmingham’s own International Jazz & Blues festival in its 30th year - 5498 performances since 1985 entertaining more than 2.4 million people.

They have presented musicians from 36 countries, this year making it 38 with bands from Slovakia [Bratislava Hot Serenaders] and Luxembourg [Saxitude]. and despite funding cuts, they are presenting a full programme with bands, mostly free entrance, from UK, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain and the USA.
Birmingham International Jazz Festival


MYJO are performing a special concert with America’s great Trumpet star Jon Faddis at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on 13th July.

The National Brewery Centre are holding their Jazz Festival on 18th and 19th July, good music and good beer, what could be better.

Looking forward to September , Propaganda Swing runs at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from Sat Sept 13th – Sat 27th it is a captivating combination of WWII intrigue and drama set against a backdrop of glitz, glamour and Big Band swagger.

Throwing a spotlight on the gripping, true story of ‘Charly and his Orchestra’, this enthralling show reveals the characters behind the story of how some of the greatest German jazz musicians of the day entered into a Faustian pact with the Fascists to be able to keep playing their beloved music even if it meant seeing that music corrupted for evil. Featuring a fantastic swing band live on stage, For more information, visit www.belgrade.co.uk or Tel: 024 7655 3055.

... keep Jazzin’
Stella

John Petters

Ace Drummin’ Man, John Petters invites you to some of the most exciting traditional jazz and swing events anywhere!

The Mississippi Rag (USA): "England’s finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."


Louis Armstrong Celebration Jazz Festival

Friday 12th - Monday 15th September 2014 @ South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Bay, nr Chichester, Sussex

Full Board from £229 per person. The festival includes 15 different live concerts ranging from Ragtime, New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and American Songbook. Over 30 top musicians, as well as jazz lectures, Jazz Forums, Jazz Quiz. Dancing or listening - the choice is yours. Over 160 people already booked - limited availability - book quickly!

12th William Shakespeare Jazz’n’Swing Festival @ the Holiday Inn Hotel, Stratford upon Avon.

The Bard’s Bash! Saturday 22 - Monday 24th November. 2014
Half board, 4 star accommodation from £239 per person. Similar format to the above festival, but in the Bard’s birthplace in a high quality hotel. Selling very quickly. Limited music only day tickets also available - £35 Saturday & £40 Sunday

Artistes appearing at these festivals include: Drums: John Petters, Colin Bowden, Jack Cotterill Trumpet / cornet: Alan Gresty, Allen Beechey, Ken Sims, Chez Chesterman, Teddy Fullick, AIan Bateman Trombones: Dave Hewett, Mike Pointon, lan Bateman, Reeds: Pete Allen, John Wurr, Karl Hird, Trevor Whiting, John Crocker,  Amy Roberts, Richard Exall, Piano: Colin Bray, Tim Huskisson, JJ Vinten, Guitar / banjo: Jonathan Graham , Jim Douglas, Tim Phillips, Dave Moorwood, Sean Moyses Bass: Annie Hawkins, Heather Birt, Keith Donald

Last Few Tickets for the London Sensational Louis Armstrong Riverboat Shuffle on the Dixie Queen, Saturday 6th September 2:15pm Boarding 5:30pm return With John Petters New Orleans All Stars plus Trefor Fingers Williams Usual Suspects. Tickets £29.50

Call: 01406 365 731 • www.traditional-jazz.com


WWW! Concert

Jools Holland at Wigan Jazz
Jazz by the Lake
Bude Jazz Fest

Fred Wesley at the Drum
 SWing & Jazz break in Skipton

JUNE ’14 FEATURES

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

Nina Simone tribute at The DrumThe Chicago Swing Katz
@ The Brooklands Hotel, Shrewsbury, SY3 9JT
Featuring: Pete Ainge: Trumpet, Mike Blakesley: Trombone, Jeff Matthews: Clarinet/Sax, Derek Harrison: Keyboard, Dave Margaroni: Bass, Roy Sainsbury: Guitar, Mike Carni: Drums.

• Next session 15th June • Warm, comfortable, good bar, fun and friendly • £5 entrance • Raffle prizes •

Info:       07831 - 383636    southsoundsjazz@aol.com

Ludlow
Click on the Ludlow ad to download their 2 page flyer

Summer is here...

...and Cleo lane is opening her
Old Rectory Garden,
once more.

You’ll find full details of the Old Rectory programme in the ad just a bit further down the page

“We always like to promote opportunities for musicians!”

On our ‘Book a Band’ page the Edgbaston, Birmingham based Basement Big Band is seeking a trumpet player to fill their recently vacated Lead Trumpet chair. Steve King, well known Midlands leader of his own highly respected band, is the Musical Director guaranteeing an entertaining and informative evening in the regular Wednesday evening rehearsals.

Their music pad is a diverse combination of big band jazz, standards and swing. Enquiry details – please see advert below.”

Save the dates: the 30th Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival will take place 18-27th July 2014

... keep Jazzin’
Stella 

Basement Big Band want trumpet

Worcester Jazz

• IAN HILL SAXOPHONIST •
• PERFORMANCE •
• TEACHING • RECORDING •
• FUNCTIONS •

Ian Hill

Check out his June dates:

  • 2nd Kenilworth Jazz Club with Sheila Waterfield 8.00pm
     
  • 12th Newark Library with John Harvey`s Blue Territory Jazz and poetry 7.30pm.
     
  • 13th The Donkey, Leicester `Dan Collective` the music of Steely Dan 7.30pm - 10.30pm
     
  • 15th Monthly Jazz Jamm at Style Bar, Rugby 4 .00 pm -7.00pm
    20th Strays Bar, Newark, Ian Hill Duo, with Chris Watts on vocals 7.00pm -9.00pm
     
  • 22nd Sax from Scratch Workshop at Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester 10am-3.00pm
     
  • 27th Lowdham Festival with John Harveys Blue Territory jazz and Poetry 7.00pm.

Contact: Ian on 07967 620363, Email: ian.kendrickhill@tiscali.co.uk Or visit www.ianhillmusic.co.uk.

WWW! Concert
Friday 4th July 2014 Hot Air Balloon & Jazz Night Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens. Northants, NN6 9LY (for those using a sat nav, enter NN6 9LX). Gates open at 6pm event starts at 7pm. Bring a picnic, listen to live music from The Ginger Pig Band, and watch hot air balloons take off from across the lake. Tickets from £15, to book call: 01604 686543. website: www.kelmarsh.com
John Faddis and MYJO

Music in the Garden
Swanage

MAY ’14 FEATURES

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

It’s May already and...

...there’s plenty of good Jazz to
keep you entertained
this month!

One not to be missed is The Fryer Barnhart International All Star Band at Solihull Arts Centre on Mon 19 2014.

Fryer Barnheart Band pic

American jazz musicians Jeff Barnhart and Jim Fryer are joined by our very own George Huxley, Gordon Whitworth and Brian Mellor, plus Nick Ward – drummer and Jennie Hawkins, the only exponent of the ‘smiling and slapping bass’ The group was founded in 1999 and has performed all over the UK and in select locations on both coasts of the US.!

The repertoire includes hot music of the 20s and 30s from Bechet and Armstrong to Morton and Waller.

Bryn VenusBryn Venus sadly passed away on April 4th.

The “ jazz family” has lost a true gentleman and an irreplaceable musical talent. Bryn was generous in every sense both with time and willingness to help and encourage anyone to develop their musical talent.

His home was always open to any musician, rehearsals / jam sessions were frequent. We shall not see his like again.

Condolences to Pat and the family, from the jazz fraternity

... keep Jazzin’
Stella 


Jools Holland at Wigan Jazz
Jazz by the Lake
Nina Simone tribute at The Drum

Newcastle Jazz Fest in May
 
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

APRIL ’14 FEATURES

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

April already!

lets hope we don’t need our wellies

...too much.

Newcastle Under Lyme Jazz & Blues festival - now in its 10th year.

Newcastle is promising a high quality programme over the bank holiday weekend May 23-26. Launched by the legendary Big Chris Barber Band on May 19 and featuring King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and many more of our favourites. Visit www.newcastlejazzandblues.co.uk for more details.

Worcester Jazz, have moved to a new New Venue.

It's The Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JD and it's on 1st Monday of the month.

May this years Easter bring you joy.

Have a Happy Easter

... keep Jazzin’
Stella 

brasserie leamingtonGeorge Montague at Artrix
George Montague at the Artrix came in a bit late for the printed edition. Keep an eye on the website for this and other breaking news as we get it!Waterside
Bude Jazz Fest

John Hallam
Kircudbright
Venture Away Scrborough
Don Mather's Big Band

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