Jackie Free’s Chicagoans, 9th December 2016

Jackie Free's Chicagoans play for Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016. Murray Salmon (double bass) with Jackie (trombone)  Photo by Mike Witt.

Jackie Free’s Chicagoans play for Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016. Murray Salmon (double bass) with Jackie (trombone) Photo by Mike Witt.

JACKIE FREE’S CHICAGOANS are at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on 9th December 2016 to thrill us all again.  This band appeared for the very first time on 5th August 2016 – look back at the write-up to know what a joy they were then.  JACKIE FREE plays trombone, euphonium &vocals and once again, the talent joining him will be GARY WOOD on trumpet, JOHN CROCKER on clarinet & saxes, TIM HUSKISSON on piano, MURRAY SALMON on double bass and MARTIN GUY on drums.  Hey, get here Friday, it’s sure to be right up your street, so be sure not to miss it – so come join your hosts…

Diane and Keith

Another Reminder:   Please let us know if you wish to attend our Christmas Party on 23rd December 2016.  We have the PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND to entertain us.  £15 entrance.  We plan on fancy dress (your own choice and obviously optional), plus brolly parade.  Extra raffle prizes too.  You can bring your own food and candelabras and of course, you will enjoy yourselves and that is an order!

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday, 2nd December 2016

Bob Dwyer, trombonist & leader of 'Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces' at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th January 2015

Bob Dwyer, trombonist & leader of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces’ at Farnborough Jazz Club taken on 30th January 2015

BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES is going to be the seven piece band for Friday, 2nd December 2016 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. So if you are up for a lovely evening, don’t miss it.  Trombone player BOB, will have CHEZ CHESTERMAN (trumpet), JOHN LEE (reeds), HUGH CROZIER (piano &vocals), JOHN BAYNE (double bass &bass sax), DAVE PRICE (banjo&guitar) and GRAHAM CAULICOTTE (drums).  Music starts at 8:00pm and ends at 11:00pm, with plenty of dancing in-between.

‘Live’ music presented by your hosts,

Diane and Keith

P.S.  Please let us know if you wish to attend our Christmas Party on 23rd December 2016.  We have the PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND to entertain us.  £15 entrance.  We plan on fancy dress (your own choice and obviously optional), plus brolly parade.  Extra raffle prizes too.  You can bring your own food and candelabras and of course, you will enjoy yourselves and that is an order!

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 25th November 2016

It's Halloween at Farnborough Jazz Club. We are nearing the bewitching hour and Golden Eagle Jazz Band can resist us no longer, we have them under our spell! he he, Photo taken by Mike Witt.

It was Halloween at Farnborough Jazz Club (2015). We were nearing the bewitching hour and Golden Eagle Jazz Band could resist us no longer, we had them under our spell! he he, Photo taken by Mike Witt.

We have the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND with us at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB this Friday, 25th November 2016.  KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo) is the band leader and he has MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL will be on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums (KEN COLYER’S drummer for 7yrs).  After last week, when we had a brilliant party-like evening, it will be a hard act to follow.  However, this band can, because they also like to encourage you to enjoy yourselves.  So if things are getting you uptight, with Christmas shopping looming up on you fast, then get yourselves over to us for the evening.  You will find yourselves unwinding and ready for the World again, the next day.  Their music begins at 8:00pm, finishing at 11:00pm and if you want, you can dance (however good, or bad you are), or just sit and listen.  The bar has club prices, with pleasant staff to serve you Shepherd Neame beer etc.,  – so come on over and join your hosts, Diane and Keith for some ‘live’ jazz.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, Friday, 18th November 2016

Denny Ilett plays trumpet with an intro' to 'Starlight'. enjoyed by George 'Kid' Tidiman. George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Denny Ilett plays trumpet with an intro’ to ‘Starlight’. enjoyed by George ‘Kid’ Tidiman. George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Hi everyone, it’s GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS on Friday!  Yes, they’re back with us this Friday, 18th November 2016 at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB Our ‘Kid’ GEORGE (trombone) has booked DENNY ILETT (trumpet), GOFF DUBBER (clarinet), ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT (banjo & vocals), JOHN SIRETT (double bass) and BILL FINCH (drums).  Certainly well worth being there to enjoy, not only the fun of George, but the wonderful musicianship of all these guys.  Keith and I will be there to host the evening, so join us please, to show these guys they are well appreciated.  Also, the dance floor needs it’s weekly use.

Diane & Keith

P.S. Please go to the next entry too……

PLEASE VOTE FOR Gravesend Sailing Club   ‘Alicia Project’

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Reg. Charity No. 1085456

Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’

Sailability has applied for a £25,000 grant.  Their main need is for installing wheelchair access.  They have been short-listed and now need lots of votes (not your money).  Please help by voting as follows:- (Voting closes 30th November 2016)

  1. Go to OneFamily Foundation on your browser.

  2. Register to vote.

  3. Under ‘Community Projects’ find ‘Region’

  4. Click ‘SE Region’ and find ‘Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’ Click ‘More’ and follow voting procedure.

  5. Please get everyone you know to vote as well!

Thanks

Chris Cook

They need your votes for the following reason:-

To help improve disabled access to the club house.

Access to the clubhouse is very difficult for wheelchair users. At the moment, you have to go round the back, up a ramp, negotiate a couple of very tight turns, knock loudly and hope someone will open the door, then heave yourself over the step. This is a real barrier for existing users, for guests, and for expanding our base of Sailability members.

The plan is to install a wheelchair lift in the corner where Daisy lives, and a new pair of doors that can be opened by a disabled user with a key. This will make them independent of outside help. And crucially, give safe, legal access to the club.

But this costs money! Members have been extraordinarily generous over the pontoon and the crane, so they’re not asking for your money again! But they are asking for two minutes of your time.
They have a bid in for £25,000 from the One Family Foundation community awards. To win this money, they need your votes! For details of the project, and to vote, go to https://foundation.onefamily.com/projects/gravesend-sailing-club-alicia-project/
Voting closes on 30th November, so get voting now!  And mention this to family and friends – the more votes, the greater their chances of getting the money for this important improvement to disabled access to the club house!  Thanks.

Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band, 11th November 2016

Paul Higgs playing his lovely iridescent green trumpet playing for Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band here at Farnborough Jazz Club on 22nd January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Paul Higgs playing his lovely iridescent green trumpet playing for Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band here at Farnborough Jazz Club ,2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND (7pce) will be entertaining us again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday 11th November 2016.  PAUL HIGGS is back on trumpet, CHARLES SHERWOOD on clarinet, BILL TODD on trombone &vocalss, plus ALAN CLARKE on drums, DAVE BARNES on piano &vocals, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and JOHN STEWART on banjo& guitar.  You all know these guys are top notch players, so don’t miss this evening – should be a goodern!

So come and join your host and hostess,

Keith and Diane

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 4th November 2016

Barry Palser (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, 27feb2015

Barry Palser (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, 27feb2015

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX will be setting off their own fireworks with their display of music at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent on Friday, 4th November 2016BARRY (trombone &vocals), will be joined by ALLAN ‘Lord Arsenal’ BRADLEY  (trumpet &vocals), JOHN CROCKER  (clarinet, tenor sax &vocals), JIM DOUGLAS (banjo &guitar),  ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).  I’m sure the evening will be as colourful as a whole lot of Roman Candles and will certainly be as exciting as the bangers that will be exploding all over the Country the following evening, but Barry’s Boys will give you dancing music as exciting as the Catherine Wheels seen.  So come and enjoy our ‘bonfire night’, you’ll certainly have a sparkling evening with our ‘Super Six’ and

Your hosts, Diane and Keith.

P.S.  So sorry, our landline has again been ‘out of order’ for over a week – I’m working on it!

P.P.S.  Also sorry, I have a lot of catching up on newsletters – it will take a while, just please be patient. Thanks,  Diane

Tony Pitt’s All Stars, Friday 28th October 2016

Tony Pitt at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). Photo by Mike Witt.

TONY PITT’S ALL STARS will be back again here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) on FRIDAY, 28th October 2016.     Band leader TONY (banjoist) has ALAN GRESTY (trumpet/vocals), DAVE HEWITT (trombone), AL NICHOLLS (soprano/tenor sax), plus ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).  By the way, Tony doesn’t brag, but has played with the great Alex Welsh Band for many year, then with Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.  He was also with Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, plus the fantastic bands of Alan Elsdon, Mike Cotton, Laurie Chescoe, Terry Lightfoot and Phil Mason – quite a C.V. aye?  The guys with him have similarly good résumés, so you know you’ll enjoy this evening.  If you haven’t visited us here  before, get your glad-rags on and join us for a music start of 8:00pm.  We have a friendly atmosphere, dancing, a Shepherd Neame bar with club prices, plus plenty of free parking.

Hosted by Diane and Keith

Here is the video of Tony Pitt’s All Stars taken with Keith tap dancing on his birthday, 12th August 2016.  Click on: 

 https://youtu.be/QjvcJbcwqvA   

Please leave your comments on it as to what you think!  The band were superb.

‘Doc Houlind’s Revival All Stars’, Friday 21st October 2016

Soren 'Doc' Houlind taken 2014

Soren ‘Doc’ Houlind taken 2014

‘DOC HOULIND’S REVIVAL ALL STARS’ is a 7-pce band from Denmark appearing at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB this FRIDAY, 21st OCTOBER 2016.  It is the first time we have had this Danish band, so we must give them a warm welcome to our club, (although Brian and Jesper have appeared here before).   I know they will delight you all with their jazz to listen to, so come on and turn out for this ‘first’ (and we do need you dancers to turn up too).

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The musicians on this 2016 Tour will be RAGNAR TRETOW on trumpet (from Sweden), KRISTIAN BARFOED on trombone, JESPER CAPION LARSEN on clarinet, LIS KRØYER on piano, EBBE KJÆRSGAARD HANSEN on banjo, BRIAN TURNOCK (from Watford!) on bass and band leader, SØRENDOC’ HOULIND – is back on drums again for the tour.  ‘Doc’ played drums with Papa Bue’s Band and Sammy Rimington’s Quartet.  Don’t forget, music is from 8:00pm till 11:00pm.union_flag_1606_kings_colors-svgKeep jazz ‘live’ with Diane and Keith

‘LAURIE CHESCOE‘S REUNION BAND’, Friday, 14th October 2016

Laurie Chescoe, jazz drummer extaordinaire, here at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (2016)

Laurie Chescoe, jazz drummer extaordinaire, here at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (2016)

‘LAURIE CHESCOE’S REUNION BAND’ is back again to our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent, on Friday, 14th October 2016.  Drummer LAURIE is joined by  ALLAN ‘Lord Arsenal’ BRADLEY – trumpet & vocals, JOHN LEE – reeds, MIKE POINTONtrombone, COLIN BRAY  piano & sax (possibly xylophone), JIM DOUGLAS – banjo & guitar and PETER SKIVINGTON – bass guitar & bass ukulele.  What a night to look forward to.  Yes, fun and a half to be expected when they turn up, so get over to Farnborough tout suite, wherever you are and whoever you are, you are welcome – enjoy a dance or three.

Live Jazz with the best and with your hosts,

Diane and Keith