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AUG/SEPT ’17 FEATURES

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

 Welcome to Jazz West Mids

The JB Jazz & Blues Band have been awarded the Ken Rattenbury Memorial Trophy for “Band Of The Year” by Stafford Jazz Society. The band has now won the award for a record-breaking third time. They won in the 2007-2008 season, 2009-2010 season and now the 2016-2017 season.

Stafford Jazz Society’s Band of the Year is the result of concert ratings taken throughout the season. After each concert SJS Members are asked to mark out of 10; the average mark is then calculated and recorded and every concert in the season is included. This season we had 36 concerts in all and the JB Jazz & Blues Band came top with a score of 9.80+.

Keep Jazzin’      
               Stella   

JB

The JB Jazz & Blues Band would like to
thank the members of Stafford Jazz Society
for voting them Band Of The Year for their
2016-2017 season. It is a great honour for us
to win this prestigious award for the third time
and we would like to thank the committee
and all of the members for their support. We
wish the society continuing success in the
coming years, and we look forward to
seeing you all again in December.

‘CLARINET MAESTROS’
KEN PEPLOWSKI & JULIAN STRINGLE
with THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO


At Hanley Castle High School Nr. Upton-upon-Severn WR8 0BL
Friends of UptonFor Membership details or ticketscontact Paul Lawrence (Sec.),Court Cottage, Lockeridge Lane,Upton-upon-Severn, WR8 0RPTel: 01684 593794
Concerts info at www.uptonjazz.co.uk Tickets £16 (Members £13)

Carl Sinclai Boogie Cancer Research fundraiser

Leam Jazz Kenilworth

Venture Away November

JUNE JULY ’17 FEATURES

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

Summer is here folks!

The International Big Band Competition takes place each year at Hoofddorp in Holland as part of the Meer Jazz Festival. This year’s takes place on 10th June, and we are pleased to announce the Steve King Big Band has been selected from over 50 entries to represent the UK at this prestigious event in the final rounds. The field includes bands from Holland, Germany, Poland, Belgium, the Czech Republic and the United States, and the band are currently working on a programme to hopefully lift the winner’s trophy for the United Kingdom.

The band are also fund raising for their trip, and if anyone would like to help sponsor the band in participating, please get in touch! We can be contacted via our website www.stevekingbigband.co.uk or social media. We have various goodies available for all sponsors! details can be found on the band’s website: www.stevekingbigband.co.uk or the IBBC website: www.meerjazz.nl/festival.

Thanks,       
               Stella   

GARY'S SOUTHSIDE SONG & DANCE


Joining Guest vocalist Gary Lewis, for the Southside Big Bands March 8th concert, were Latin & Ballroom dancers Harriet Smith & Pawel Wieczorek.

Gary said "I wanted to bring together the two elements of Song & Dance and give the audience something different, all on my birthday​ too" (Watch the video highlights on YouTube/ Strictly Song & Dance/ Gary Lewis/ Southside Big Band)

Details of Gary's 2018 RAF Centenary Concert can also be found below

 Birmingham Jazz Fest 17Market Bosworth John Hallam April 17
Le Monde, Birmingham
Venture Away November

APRIL/MAY ’17 FEATURES

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

Garry Alcock and Sue Star

Sue will be guest vocalist with The Southside Big Band on12th April.

Kenilworth

Spring is in the air, plenty of live Jazz to put a spring in your step.
     Make sure you dont get caught
                        out on April Fools day!
                   keep Jazzin’       
              Stella   

John Hallam April 17


Le Monde, Birmingham
Venture Away November
Courtney Pine at Warwick Arts Centre
John Hallam April 17

FEB/MARCH ’17 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 
Jazz-a-Matazz
Kenilworth

Carl Sinclair

Playing at Jazz-a-Matazz Coventry - 12.30 - 3 - Sunday 26th Feb

Hi Everyone and welcome to the February/March issue of
Jazzwestmids.

Thank you very much for all the kind messages I have received, much appreciated. In future I will be publishing a joint 2 month issue, instead of the previous monthly one. The main reason is cost of production and postage hopefully this will solve the problem.

The Oxfam Stomp was yet again a great success, raising £2000.00 for the
charity. This year it was compared brilliantly by Bev Pegg, who brought his
own style and humour to the occasion. Seating arrangements were much
improved allowing jazzers to move around more freely. The committee, Dave,
Jim, Sheila and Polly would like to thank all the musicians who gave up their
time to play for such a good cause. Also our thanks go to John, Ingrid and Ali
on the door and Audrey and Diane for selling raffle tickets.

Date for your diary:
32 Upton Jazz Festival from 22nd to 25th June 2017

Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood

Jaqui Dankworth and her husband, the American pianist-vocalist, Charlie
Wood, are to give a concert at the Festival Drayton Centre in Market Drayton,
Shropshire on Saturday 4 February. The community owned venue, with its
200 seater auditorium, will provide an intimate evening for the ‘Just Me, Just
You’ concert of duets celebrating a century of song from some of the greatest
musical partnerships including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

keep Jazzin’       
                 Stella   

Jackie Dankworth & Charlie Wood
Enjoy an evening of music in the company of Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood.

Jacqui is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui's unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical and blues.

She has performed and recorded with a diverse array of celebrated musicians, including the Brodsky Quartet, Paloma Faith, Clare Teale, The London Symphony Orchestra, and legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea.

Jacqui is joined by acclaimed American pianist- vocalist, Charlie Wood and a stellar group of musicians, for a unique concert of duets cellebrating a century of song. The concert will feature numbers inspired by some of the great musicial partnerships including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and George and lra Gershwin.

Saturday 4th February 7:30pm
Tickets £21.00 Friends £20.00
Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton, TF9 3AX
01630 654444 (opt 1) www.festivaldraytoncentre.com

John Hallam April 17

November ’16 FEATURES

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

Hi Everyone and welcome to the November issue of
Jazzwestmids.

The dark evenings are upon us, it will soon be time to drag out the ‘ Big Coats’ but there is plenty of good Jazz about to warm you up, do what you can to support our musicians to keep music live.

keep Jazzin’       
                 Stella   

Due to unforeseen circumstances the magazine "Jazzwestmids" will not be produced for Dec/Jan.

Next issue will be Feb 2017.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused,

Stella Draper

It will, however, be possible to get events posted on the website if you mail them through to Stella with plenty of time. WATCH THIS SPACE:

  • SKBBThe Steve King Big Band will be performing their ever popular Christmas concert on Sunday 18th December. The concert will take place at Halesowen Cricket Club and admission is on the door. Expect all your favourite Christmas songs arranged by the likes of Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence and Stan Kenton, plus a few surprises!. Vocals are by top USA singer Lynn Dawes

Bham & Solihull Jazz Fest
Oxfam Stomp Charity Big Band gig
Jamie Brownfield in Dunchurch Village Hall

October ’16 FEATURES

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

Don Wow’s Them In Doncaster

For the 3rd year running the venue was packed for a concert
and dance by the Don Mather Big Band with Gary Lewis as
vocalist and compere on September 3rd. This time it was
Hangar 3 at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster, with Vulcan
bomber XH558 as the stunning backdrop.

The event was a tribute to the Classic Aircraft of the RAF, with a mixture of aircraft related film themes and 1940s dance music.

Organizer Gary said “l’m not sure how l can top this?”
....although it is the 100 th anniversary of the RAF in 2018.
If you have an idea how they can top that contact Garry Lewis 07581 372 068

keep Jazzin’       
                 Stella   

Dunchurch
Tiptina at Park Regis, Brum
Le Monde, Birmingham

September ’16 FEATURES

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

Birmingham Jazz Fest

Hope you all had a good summer,
in spite of the weather!

Two of our midland favorite artists were performing at the BBC Proms in the Albert Hall.

Vocalist Matt Ford and guitarist Remi harris with his trio. if you missed their performances on TV you can still watch on catch up till the end of Sept. Well worth the effort.

  • Prom36: Late night with Jamie Cullum, Remi Harris Trio.

  • Prom38: John Wilson plays Gershwin, Matt Ford.

keep Jazzin’       
                 Stella   

Le Monde, Birmingham


July/August ’16 FEATURES

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

Birmingham Jazz Fest

Summer is here,                                
fingers crossed.             
                    Lots of good jazz around,
Summer festivals, Jazz Holidays       
    and our usual regular jazz events.

The Blue Piano, is hosting an art exhibition, Brush with the Blues July 14th 5.30, coinciding with the Jazz Festival Launch .

As well as being King Pleasure, of the Biscuit Boys Fame, Mark Skirving is an artist with a considerable international reputation.
Mark Skirving
This exhibition will feature Mark’s paintings of Blues singers including BB King, followed by by a performance on the garden stage from Pepper and the Jelly heads.


On 4 consecutive Wednesdays, during August, it’s the Chris Bowden August residency.

Chris will be joined by an assortment of his Jazz friends and associates in the Blue Piano Bar or Garden.

keep Jazzin’       
                 Stella   

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYMENEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Bham & Solihull Jazz Fest
Burton Real Ale & Jazz July2016
Cancer UK Fundraiser

June ’16 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 
MYJO & Claire Teal at Artrix

JUNE ALREADY !!

Plenty of summer music coming up:

a new one for you is the South Warwickshire Jazz Festival. It's a joint jazz festival with Kenilworth Jazz and Leam Jazz on Sunday July 3rd at the Leamington Rugby Club.

Running from 1.30 to 6pm, it will be a great day out.

keep Jazzin’       
                 Stella   

LEAM JAZZ


FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
JAM SESSION
THE TOWN HOUSE, GEORGE STREET,
LEAMINGTON SPA
FREE E NTRY!



WEDNESDAY JUNE 15

ASIF SIRKIS TRIO
Only £8


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

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYMENEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Sheila Waterfield new album
Upton Jazz Festival
Kirkudbright

APRIL ’16 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 
Outstanding young VocalistBrigitte Beraha Sat 16th April, The Hive, Shrewsbury

On UK Tour                             
Belgium Band            
                   “New Orleans Z’Hulus”...

immensely popular at European Jazz clubs and Festivals.

You can see them at Sutton Coldfield Jazz Club on April 6th. Also on UK tour in April is “Steve Big Man Clayton“ check out his advert for venues.

J B Music, run by local bandleader and music personality John Beckingham, announces the re-introduction of a monthly live music session hosted by the Cheltenham Area Sports and Social Association club at their premises on the Tewkesbury Road at Uckington.

The new venture will have its first session on Sunday March 20th 2016, and will thereafter take place on the third Sunday each month and will be called “JB’s Jazz Club”

For further information contact: John Beckingham: phone: 07798 700202 email: jbq@blueyonder.co.uk CACSSA : phone:01242 680424

Leam Jazz are delighted to announce the return to Leamington of a Sunday Jazz Jam Session. Tony Freeman bravely held the mantle for the last couple of years running sessions in Coventry, Newbold and Rugby but now the sessions are returning to Leamington. Jonny Roden of the Town House in George Street in the Old Town in Leamington is our new host.

He is a musician and does a lot to support live music in the town. Some of you may already be familiar with the pub through John Black’s weekly open mic session.

The location is just right for a jazz jam and we cannot wait to start. It will be held on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH 5 – 8pm

keep Jazzin’            
Thanks,       
                            Stella   

LEAM JAZZ


SUNDAY APRIL 3
JAM SESSION
THE TOWN HOUSE, GEORGE STREET,
LEAMINGTON SPA
FREE E NTRY!



WEDNESDAY APRIL 20

ANT LAW TRIO
Only £8


at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
www.leam-jazz.com
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYMENEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

John Hallam April 2016
Severn Jazz in Worcester

MARCH ’16 FEATURES

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

Christine Tobin

So...                                               
... lets hope for some         
     lovely Spring weather
          ...to go with
                                  some great Jazz

It is a month for apologies, I am sorry the, club packages of magazines, came out late, I took them to the Post Office in time, BUT they sat there in the post office for 5 days !! and didnt get picked up. by the post. What can I say!!!!!

Unfortunately I put the wrong date for February’s Southside concert, I do apologies, know a lot of you missed out and the musicians in the Band were obviously very upset.

This months concert is on March 9th with Star GuestJeff Hooper. Jeff’s enduring quality is a breathtaking voice and sheer magnetism that has survived the changing trends. This isn’t only because the songs he sings are time-honoured masters in their own right, its down to his unique voice, chestnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring.

Stratford Jazz has moved, and are excited about the new Venue, Stratford ArtsHousegive it a try. Rother St. Stratford Upon Avon Cv37 6LU

keep Jazzin’            
Thanks,       
                            Stella   

LEAM JAZZ


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



WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL
ANT LAW TRIO


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

John Hallam April 2016


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