The Band leader of MAHOGANY HALL STOMPERS is BRIAN GILES. Brian, who plays cornet, will be back with us Friday 19th April 2019 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). He has booked TIM HUSKISSON (playing clarinet & alto sax), plus trombonist COLIN GRAHAM, with singer & banjoist ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT. The band’s regular drummer, Chris Marchant has found it necessary to give up drumming hopefully not permanently (we wish him and his wife our best wishes and thanks). Meanwhile, please will you give a great Farnborough welcome to their new permanent drummer, BARRY CRICKMORE, who is to play here for the first time. Also, whilst Roger Curphey is still under the weather, Brian has been booking ALAN MORGAN to play double bass with the band. Sorry to be repetitive, but we do expect a great session. With such a lot of lovely weather recently, you just have-to come out and spend an evening with us – your weekly dose of jazz at Farnborough. Happy Easter everyone and hey, just because I said no Easter eggs in the next raffle, it’s not true, I lied ha ha – we just cannot let you go without a once-a-year treat – nothing like an Easter egg, is there – aye? You’ll just have to do an extra lot of dancing tonight in preparation for those lovely luxuriously smooth, magnificent and mouth-watering, self-spoiling, fabulously appetising, delicious, gorgeous sumptuously fresh chocolate Easter eggs – oh hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wow, my tongue is dribbling. See you tonight at 8.00pm (till 11.00pm). Yes, of course we have a bar! Your hosts Diane and Keith
It’s GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS playing for us this Friday, 12th April 2019, here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Did I hear you call out yippee, in delight? Of course, because our ‘Kid’, GEORGE has DENNY ISLETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet &sax, JOHN SIRET on double bass, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT on banjo &vocals and BILL on drums. George usually has a great big smile on his face and of course the reason is because he knows these guys with him, will most definitely help him to bring some great big smiles to your faces too. The music they play for you, is so brilliant, that I know you will be going away on a high. For you to disprove me of this fact, is impossible, so see you Fridays, guys and dolls. Diane and Keith
Oh my, it’s Friday already. Doesn’t the week go so quickly nowadays, when your having fun. But what a fantastic evening we had last Friday, with such a turnout and no-one wanting it to end. Tonight, 5th April 2019, we will have the super PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND, with leader and drummer, Alan Clarke. I’m sure they will leave everyone in the same mood. Alan has booked PAUL HIGGS on his iridescent trumpet, CHARLES SHERWOOD on clarinet, BILL TODD on trombone and vocals, with ALAN obviously on drums, MURRAY SALMON on double bass and ALAN BERRY on piano. So it will be great to see you all back again, for a rip-roaring evening. See you all at 8:00pm (finishing at 11:00pm). Don’t forget your dancing shoes. Our lovely bar staff, Cathy and Barb, will serve you from our Shepherd Neame bar (club prices), with Ian in charge and Keith and me, enjoying their service too (hmmm). We have a large (free) car park … just a little request, please park as close as is safe, to allow late-comers to park easily too, thanks. Your hosts, Diane and Keith
‘Benny Goodman Remembered’ is a Farnborough Jazz Club special being held this Friday, 29th March 2019 . Tim Huskisson will play clarinet) as Benny Goodman, with Colin Bray playing vibraphone as Lionel Hampton and Jonathan Vinton playing piano as Teddy Wilson, Keith Donald will play dbass as Slam Stewart, Keith Grant will play drums as Gene Krupa and (brunette) Diane Grant singing as (blonde) Peggy Lee. Hey, you just cant miss this one, it is our special. We play from 8:00 till 11:00pm (doors will be open from 7:00pm). Come early as we are expecting a full house. For certain, we will have a fantastic atmosphere, however many of you turn up. It is a shame that our lovely Roger Curphey wont be with us as he is feeling ‘under the weather’, but we are so delighted to tell you double bass player, Keith Donald, has offered to ‘step in’ at the last moment. It will be Keith’s first appearance here, so please don’t forget to give him a right warm Farnbronian welcome. Keith plays dbass with John Petters’ band, so he is sure to be special too. Oh, although I’m nervous, I’m so excited to be singing for you, with these brilliant musicians. ♫We have traditional jazz bands every Friday ♫ There is ample free off road parking (pls try to park close to the next car though). We have a licenced Shepherd Neame bar with club prices. Ian, Cath and Barb will be serving you and oh yes, we enjoy dancing here too. We certainly have a friendly atmosphere and all that for just £10 entrance. Diane & Keith are your hosts. This evening, Jackie, John and possibly Len will be on the door to greet you.
The GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND is our band this week, playing here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) on Friday 22nd March 2019. This band’s leader is KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo/vocals). He will be joined by TONY O’Sullivan (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (reeds) and ROY STOKES (trombone/vocals), plus CHRIS THOMPSON (double bass) and MALC MURPHEY (drums). We have an 8:00pm start, finishing at 11:00pm. We always enjoy a dance and a few pints from our club priced bar in between time. It only cost £10 to come in. So why not think about joining us, your hosts, Keith and Diane
BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES will be entertaining you again tonight, Friday 15th March 2019, at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). BOB is a super band leader, a strong trombonist with a fab voice and that is why he has kept such a great band. These guys are MALCOLME WALTON who will be on trumpet, with SARAH SPENCER on clarinet, alto & tenor saxes, plus HUGH CROZIER on piano & vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass & bass sax and of course GRAHAM COLLICOTT on drums. They love the amazing sounds of composer & musician, Bix Beiderbecke (born 10th March 1903). It is amazing, how much he achieving before his death, aged only 28yrs. Bob’s band do a brilliant job keeping his music alive, for us to dance to. I’m looking forward to seeing them all again. Disappointingly, I missed them on their last time here, namely Colin Dobson’s very special evening (I know Colin would have been so proud). Come and join us again for another wonderful evening’s entertainment ….. Diane & Keith
‘BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX’ are back for your entertainment next Friday, being 8th March 2019, at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). They all managed to survive playing their hearts out for you all at our Christmas Party, so I know they are sure to hear your applause again. Barry has almost the same guys too, namely PETE RUDEFORTH (trumpet), TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet&sax), BARRY (trombone), with ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass), JOHN TYSON (drums) and TONY PITT (banjo&guitar). I will treat it as MY CHRISTMAS PARTY – ha (I’m bringing a little Christmas tree for my table and will be insisting on them playing ‘shingle bells’ for me too, hmm). See you all on Friday for what’s sure to be another cracking evening of great jazz. Please join us, your hosts, Diane and Keith (working on photos – so please take a peak later on Friday)
We have the MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND here for you tonight, Friday 1st March 2019 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). The last time Mardi Gras JC were here, it was our first night of the year. It spelt disaster as we had the first heavy snow and we were unsure if we should cancel. But what a brilliant evening for those of you who braved the elements and turned up to listen, enjoyed a dance and had a pint or three. Rob had been in London all day, attending a big British Lion’s rugby do, so he arrived at our club with huge intentions to give us a huge party and that he did. He played brilliantly and his lovely band joined him in the same spirit. So now I can tell you to turn up tonight, because they just must match that evening, hmmm. The musicians with trombone player and band leader, ROB PEARCE, will be LEIGH HENSON on trumpet & flugelhorn, plus of course JOHN ELLMER on his many reeds. In the engine will be JOHN STEWART on banjo & guitar, PETE CLANCY on bass and PAUL BAKER on drums. Say, if you are Welsh, what better reason but to come out for the evening – It is St. David’s Day. Join your hosts, Diane and Keith
This week, it’s GRANTIES DIXIE SIX, playing here again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent), Friday 22nd February 2019. The band made its debut entrance two weeks ago, 8th February 2019 and it was such a success with most of our audience – it was full on brilliant jazz. We’d put different top guys together to play, making a wonderful relaxed band – relaxed because, although they hadn’t played together before, being all top pros, they were not worried. It is lovely to witness something new. These guys play all over the place in different bands (all having played here too). On Friday, it will be the same line-up. PETE RUDEFORTH is on trumpet again, so get down here for Friday, because he is such a busy guy, we can only enjoy him occasionally. Then, although the rest of them are busy ‘big’ bees too, we have got them a little more often. So, for now, it’s the same line-up, with JOHN LEE on reeds, BOB DWYER on trombone & vocals, plus TIM HUSKISSON on piano, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and of course, KEITH GRANT on drums. I did sing a couple of songs and managed to get through my nervous shakes, ha – and yes will do so again, but you can always pop out at that moment! Again, if you haven’t been before, now’s the time to come. Keep the year going with some brilliant jazz. As I always say, we have a lovely friendly atmosphere with dancing, plus fun banter between audience and bands. The bar is a Shepherd Neame one (club prices) and we have plenty of free off-road carparking space. All this for just a £10 entrance. Come on, what are you waiting for. See you tonight (from 8:00pm till 11:00pm). (yes, I know, I’ve cut-n-pasted this last bit – shame on me!). Also – sorry have worked on photos for hours – new system and is driving me crazy, so will try to sort out another day! Your hosts, Diane and Keith
We’re pleased to tell you, it’s the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND joining us again at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) on Friday 15th February 2019. KEVIN SCOTT plays tenor banjo and sings. He is such a happy soul, leading this band, playing strongly, but with such a warm sense of feeling (oh – and an infectious laugh). Of course, the rest of the band naturally play in the same way. TONY KARAVIS plays trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL plays reeds and ROY STOKES plays trombone (and another singer). The rest of the engine are CHRIS THOMPSON playing double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums. The tunes they play are chosen with careful thought, choosing ones to dance to, or just to listen to. Kevin does tell jokes to keep the entertainment light (sometimes corny getting an audience happilly jeering , so always fun). There you go, you must come and check me out – that I am not exaggerating. So be there for an 8:00pm start, joining your hosts, Keith and Diane
Sorry about repeat photos, I have some to sort and will return eventually.