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FEBRUARY ’16 FEATURES

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

Christine Tobin

So friends...                                     
... onwards into 2016,
                           Happy New Year.

The Oxfam Stomp Committee, Sheila, Terry, Jim and Polly would like to thank all the musicians and music lovers supported this event and made it so successful once again, over £2000.00 was raised.

Terry is stepping down after at least 20 years of organising, Dave Woods from New Georgia is taking over.

If you have any thoughts or comments for next year please let him know?

New Jazz Club in Worcester:

Severn Jazz, at The Portobello 139 Bransfor Rd. WR2 4EZ.

It's a large friendly Pub, real Ales and food available. Jazz nights will be monthly 8-10.30 pm.1st Fridays 01905 748124

keep Jazzin’         
                            Stella   

LEAM JAZZ


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH
ANDY PANAYI’S
‘TENOR MADNESS’



WEDNESDAY MARCH 16
TONY KOFI
WITH THE CLIFF EDGE TRIO +
MASTERCLASS


Entrance £8


at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com

Barabara and all that jazz

Cleveland Watkiss, Chris Bowden, Jamie Brownfield and Barbara & All That Jazz (above) are just a few of the acts to be found paying around the West Midlands in February.

STOP PRESSCORRECTION FROM MAGAZINE LISTINGS!!
The South Side Big Band concert is on Wednesday February 10th, a week earlier than posted in the Magazine!!

Jazz on a winter's weekend
A stunning International lineup including - 11 great bands
2 hour concerts - more than 70 world renowned musicians

Band leaders appearing - From Paris - Daniel John Martin
From Denmark - Mads Mathias • From Norway - Marius Neset
From New York - Patrick Cornelius Frank Basile
From the UK - Ben Cox Steve Fishwick/Osian Roberts
David Newton/Iain Dixon Alan Barnes/Dave O’Higgins
Alec Dankworth RNCM Big Band - MD Mike Hall
+ Ryan Quigley plus an exciting Fringe all weekend


Weekender £135 - now on sale Day Tickets - FRI £42 Sat £68 Sun £58
 - on sale from October 1st Gig Tickets - £14 to £22
on sale from November 1st ( subject to availability )
For Free 16 page Brochure or to book tickets
contact SMJ tickets 01704 541790 (office hours)
or e-mail matthewsjazz@sky.com - or download
a booking form from www.jazzinsouthport.co.uk
Book early to avoid disappointment
For hotel bookings ring 01704 533771

“A must see event for discerning jazz fans” Peter Vacher - Jazz Wise
( the festival has sold out every year since 2008)

 

DEC/JAN ’15 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 
Christine Tobin
Photo courtesy of Brian O'Connor

13th January 2016
Garrick Studio Theatre

Christine Tobin is starting a monthly programme at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfild in 2016 featuring singers and musicians from the UK jazz circuit set in the intimate settings of the Studio Theatre.

Can you believe it
I am promoting gigs for 2016 already!

The Oxfam Stomp

The charity event where bands play for nothing (not even expenses),at well-appointed Kings Heath Cricket Club, with real ale and hot food readily available.

The Stomp is a social event as much as a musical one: musicians and fans who sometimes haven’t met over the previous year get together for a drink, a chat and a laugh. The 2016 Stomp will be especially significant as not only is it the 50th,but it may also turn out to be the final one, it depends upon whether sufficient volunteers
come forward to keep it going.

Lichfield Garrick

Lichfield Garrick is starting a monthly Jazz programme from January. The idea is to showcase the best in UK jazz, bringing some of the finest musicians to the intimate settings of the Lichfield Garrick Studio.

Newport Jazz Club

A new monthly Jazz venue for you in Newport at The Royal British legion.

A big thank you to Jazzwestmids team;

  • Ian Wright - Graphic Designer,
  • Dick Jones - for maintaining our web site,
  • Barry Semp - for compiling the listings,
  • Wendy Kirkpatrick - for help with the distribution.

 Best wishes for Christmas        
and the New year!...   
                keep Jazzin’
                            Stella

OXFAM STOMP
The Oxfam Stomp is the best known Trad Jazz event in the West Midlands. It’s been been held annually every year since then, but is in need of more volunteers if it’s to survive into 2017. They sent us the following article about the event:

“The Oxfam Stomp was the brain-child of John Minnion - amiable Machiavellian, tireless champion of good causes and man-about-jazz . Back in the mid-1960s John was running the Salutation Jazz Club, specialising in New Orleans-style and Classic jazz. John thinks the first Stomp may in fact have been held in 1965, to raise funds for various charitable causes and then in 1966 it became the Oxfam Stomp, raising funds for that particular organisation.

From the beginning there was a strict rule that the bands played for nothing (not even expenses), which meant that with a few heroic exceptions over the years (notably the wonderful Annie Hawkins), the participants have been Midlands-based bands. Early supporters included Danny Pawson's Artesian Hall Stompers, the Preservation Hall Band (from Shrewsbury, of course!) and the Zenith Hot Stompers. Over the years Ken Ingram, Norman Field and Paul Munnery became familiar faces at successive Stomps. More recently, stalwarts have included George Huxley's All Stars, Matt Palmer's various outfits and the New Georgia Band. For the last ten years, in addition to the bands appearing in the main room, a simultaneous jam session has taken place in a second room. After many venues or varying degrees of dilapidation over the years, for the past three years the Stomp has been held at the friendly and well-appointed Kings Heath Cricket Club, with real ale and hot food readily available.

The Stomp is a social event as much as a musical one: musicians and fans who sometimes haven't met over the previous year get together for a drink, a chat and a laugh. The 2016 Stomp will be especially significant as not only is it the 50th, but it may also turn out to be the final one (that depends upon whether sufficient volunteers come forward to keep it going).

Apologies to the many musicians, bands and volunteers who I have not mentioned due to space considerations and/or failing memory. Hope to see you all on January 8th!”

The next Oxfam Somp is at King’s Heath Cricket Club at 7.30pm on Friday 8th January. £10 on the door, £8.50 advance sales (0121 444 1362 or 07518 822312). ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OXFAM.

LEAM JAZZ


WED 16 DEC
CHRISTMAS
VOCALIST SPECIAL

FEATURING

JILL DREWITT & MARC DEVEREAUX


WED 20 JAN
INTERPLAY
THE WELCOME RETURN OF ADRIAN LITVINOFF’S CREATIVE AND ADVENTUROUS QUINTET


Entrance…still only £6


at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com


Sheila Waterfield new album
John Hallam April 2016
Chris Barber

NOVEMBER 2015 FEATURES

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

Steve BIG MAN CLAYTON

IS HERE AGAIN!!

On tour in the Midlands during November, playing Blues and storming Boogie Woogie.

Hello
Christmas is nearly with us...

...and Birmingham city centre is buzzing, the new New Station building and shopping centre is up and running. If you come in and explore on a Friday you could finish off the evening relaxing at Le Monde, waters edge, Brindley Place or The blue Piano Bar, Harborne Rd, B15 3AA both have free jazz from 6 –8.30

Date for your 2016 diary:

50th OXFAM STOMP (and possibly final one) will be Friday 8th January 2016. The venue, as usual, will be the Kings Heath Cricket Club. If you are interested in taking on the running of this event for 2017, please ring Jim Denham 0121 451 3427

Lichfield Garrick Theatre is staring a new monthly Jazz programme in Jan 2016. Their 1st guest will be Christine Tobin,more details next month. Kinda Dukish will be celebrating the centenary of Billy Strayhorn with a concert of his music at The British Oak, Stirchley, on Nov 26th at 8.30.

From the U.S.A. ‘The Prince of Be-Bop’ Greg Abate ex-Artie Shaw and Ray Charles sideman and one of the finest post-bop jazz alto saxsoloists. is going to be performing in our area with MYJO on 8th Nov. and Stratford Jazz on Nov 11th and leam Jazz on Nov 18th.

... keep Jazzin’
                                           Stella

...and now to tidy up some loose ends:

The wrong address for the Pershore Jazz Club was initially posted in this month’s Listings. The club has now moved to the Pershore Football Club King Georges Way, Pershore WR10 1QU.

Their next gig is The Amy Roberts Quintet on November 25th. more info at pershorejazz.org.uk

A few more ads have gone up on the Features, Listings and Home pages since the monthly update!

Gilad Hekselman         ...and we have news of an exciting event at The Silvershine Jazz Club in Bearwood this month.

Fabulous NY based guitarist Gilad Hekselman who played a solo gig to a full house last April returns with a new CD and a rhythm section made up of top class New York jazzers Joe Martin (bass) and Kush Abadey (a Berklee graduate no less) on drums.

The gig is on Sunday 22nd November at 7pm and there will be a workshop before hand. Tickets for the gig and/or the workshop can be purchased on line from billetto.

Click here to read Garry Cobett's review of the April gig


Mayfield music
Dave Green (bass), Alan Barnes (sax/clarinet)
and Barry Green (piano)

Three of the UK’s jazz greats perform together from the uniquely American collection of popular music from Broadway and Hollywood from 1920s to 1960s. Programme includes the timeless music of masters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Sunday 15th November, at 3.00pm
St John the Baptist Church, Mayfield, DE6 2JR
Tickets: £12.50 (Children/Students £7).
Available by phone on 01335 342114 and by email penny@mayfieldmusic.org.uk
and from Natural Choice, St. John’s Street, Ashbourne.
See www.mayfieldmusic.org.uk for details

Jazz Coventry

•       Thursday 26th November 8pm      •
The Maciek Pysz Trio

£12 on the door, £10 concessions
The Albany Club
10 Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon
Coventry, CV5 6EG
www.jazzcov.co.uk
To book tickets in advance contact Neil McGowan 07811 203727 or neil.mcgowan@btconnect.com

Jazz on a winter's weekend
A stunning International lineup including - 11 great bands
2 hour concerts - more than 70 world renowned musicians

Band leaders appearing - From Paris - Daniel John Martin
From Denmark - Mads Mathias • From Norway - Marius Neset
From New York - Patrick Cornelius Frank Basile
From the UK - Ben Cox Steve Fishwick/Osian Roberts
David Newton/Iain Dixon Alan Barnes/Dave O’Higgins
Alec Dankworth RNCM Big Band - MD Mike Hall
+ Ryan Quigley plus an exciting Fringe all weekend


Weekender £135 - now on sale Day Tickets - FRI £42 Sat £68 Sun £58
 - on sale from October 1st Gig Tickets - £14 to £22
on sale from November 1st ( subject to availability )
For Free 16 page Brochure or to book tickets
contact SMJ tickets 01704 541790 (office hours)
or e-mail matthewsjazz@sky.com - or download
a booking form from www.jazzinsouthport.co.uk
Book early to avoid disappointment
For hotel bookings ring 01704 533771

“A must see event for discerning jazz fans” Peter Vacher - Jazz Wise
( the festival has sold out every year since 2008)



Jazz at the movies Solihull arts Nov Sheila Waterfield new album
John Hallam April 2016

 

OCTOBER 2015 FEATURES

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

Hello
Got some exciting news for you...

...renowned Netherlands band ‘The Busquitos’ are set to present a unique, one-off UK performance – in Birmingham on Tuesday 27th October at El Borracho de Oro on Harborne Road in Edgbaston.

The Busquitos are real flag-wavers for Netherlands music, and have appeared on international promotion tours all over the world.

Congratulation To Garry Lewis on the success of his event at The Science Museum. I heard that Don Mather and his band were exceptional, All in all Gary another memorable night.

The next annual Oxfam Stomp, in January 2016 will be the 50th and may be the last, as some of the present organisers feel the time has come to call it a day.

A final decision has not yet been made, and will depend upon whether a viable new organising committee can be assembled. Anyone who is interested in getting involved should contact Jim Denham on 0121 451 3427.

Best wishes to Sheila Waterford, who is currently recuperating from major Heart Surgery and Mustie at The Trumpet, who is also recovering from a serious illness. I am sure you will all join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

... keep Jazzin’
                                           Stella

 

LEAM JAZZ


PROUDLY PRESENT!
WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER

RICHARD BAKER QUINTET
PROMOTING THEIR NEW ALBUM
‘LUNOLOGY’
STRAIGHT-AHEAD, WEST COAST MUSIC


at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com

Jazz Coventry

•       Thursday 22nd October 8pm      •
The Annie Whitehead Quartet

Booking in advance advised!
£12 on the door, £10 concessions
The Albany Club
10 Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon
Coventry, CV5 6EG
www.jazzcov.co.uk
To book tickets in advance contact Neil McGowan 07811 203727 or neil.mcgowan@btconnect.com

Jack Daniels BB
Jazz at the movies Solihull arts NovBude September 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015 FEATURES

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

Hello
Summer is virtually over, did we have one? I must have blinked and missed it! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for the autumn season of Jazz.

‘Tickets For Spitfire Concert Take Off !!!

Vocalist and concert organizer Gary Lewis reports that the event to be held on September 5th at the Birmingham Science Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain and the 70th anniversary of VE DAY had completely Sold Out, months before the event actually takes place.

Basil King who played the last Post at the State Funeral of Winston Churchill will be a guest of honour, and will be joining the Don Mather Big Band for one night only.

There will also be a musical tribute to Winston Churchill and a 100 birthday salute to Frank Sinatra. If you haven’t got a ticket you will be able to watch the proceedings on You-Tube After the event.

Call up ‘Don Mather Big Band on You-Tube.

... keep Jazzin’
                                           Stella

Dunchurch

Bournville Jazz Club
The Line-UP for Jazz at Bournville is:

  • Tues 1st Sept: The Henry Newman Band with Fred Webb (vocs)

  • Tues 8th: The Mercia Jazz Five

  • Tues 15th: Frank Partridge's Swing Session

  • Tues 22nd Bon Accord (gypsy jazz)

  • Tues 29th The New Orleans Wanderers with Stan Stephens (tmbn & vocs)

8.30 pm at Bournville Social Club: Corner of Mary Vale Rd & Franklin Rd, B’ham B30
Tel: 0121 - 459 5101

Silvershine Jazz Club
MYJO & Fat Chops
Sheila Waterfield new album

LEAM JAZZ


WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
MICHAEL JANISCH’S
‘PARADIGM SHIFT’

FEATURING PAUL BOOTH - SAX
NATIONWIDE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR


at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com

Jazz Coventry

•       Thursday 17th September 8pm      •
The Darius Brubeck Quartet

Booking in advance advised!
£15 on the door, £12 concessions
The Albany Club
10 Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon
Coventry, CV5 6EG
www.jazzcov.co.uk
To book tickets in advance contact Neil McGowan 07811 203727 or neil.mcgowan@btconnect.com

Jack Daniels BB Sheila Waterfield new albumBude September 2015

JULY/AUGUST 2015 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 
B'ham Jazz Fest

Well its mid-summer,                       
cant guarantee good weather,       
    but the Jazz on offer is great,
               so take it all in and enjoy.

Chris Bowden at the Blue Piano, Edgbaston
5th & 26th August, 7pm

Chris B
The superb saxophone talent of Chris Bowden is no secret to contemporary jazz-music lovers in the city of Birmingham. Bowden quite literally blewthe roof off The Blue Piano in a recent residency with Venezuelan dynamo Edgar Macias and he returns for two special dates in August with invited guests. Do not expect the great American songbook from this young man – brave, adventurous, sometimes improvised, always exciting – this is jazz music at its best

Entry is free and for more information about the Blue Piano or to book a table for dinner, visit www.thebluepiano.co.uk

31st Birmingham International Jazz & blues Festival July 3rd to 10th July.

Visiting non-UK bands include Hot Jazz Alliance [USA /Australia], Jerry Senfluk [Czech Republic], Les Zauto Stompers de Paris [France], Pepper & The Jellies [Italy], Sarah Lenka [France], Saxitude [Luxembourg] and The Schwings featuring Laura Budreckyte [Lithuania.

UK-based first-timers are Blues Engine, Catfish Kings, Chick Wren’s Rollin’ River Band, Ella Squirrell, Harpers Ferry, Jazz Salon Rouge Four, Malaya Blue and Sheila Waterfield. Spencer Davis Group foundermember Pete York is coming in – at his own expense – to make a dozen appearances in various combos.

Most of the events are free, there are a few ticketed events see page 9 Lady Sings The Blues, Botanical Gardens Shows, The Electric Cinema, The Edgbaston

... keep Jazzin’
                                           Stella

LEAM JAZZ


SUNDAY JULY 5
JAZZ FESTIVAL
FROM 2:00 TILL LATE – 5 CONCERTS
PLUS JAM SESSION.
MORNINGTON LOCKETT – LOCO MUNDO – THE DAN QUARTET PLUS LOCAL BANDS
JAM SESSION IN CLUBHOUSE AFTER FESTIVAL

Festival entrance fee…still only £6


at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com

Blue Piano Harborne
Wigan Jazz Fest July
Riley Academy Jazz summer school

JUNE 2015 FEATURES

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

Welcome to June, let us hope the
weather is as good as the music
on offer this month.

... keep Jazzin’

Stella

LEAM JAZZ

JUNE 17
PARTIKEL QUARTET
FEATURING DUNCAN
EAGLES ON SAX


SUNDAY JULY 5
JAZZ FESTIVAL
FROM 2:00 TILL LATE – 5 CONCERTS
PLUS JAM SESSION.
MORNINGTON LOCKETT – LOCO MUNDO – THE DAN QUARTET PLUS LOCAL BANDS
JAM SESSION IN CLUBHOUSE AFTER FESTIVAL

Concert entrance fee…still only £6

at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com

Mallory Court
Upton Jazz Fest


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