Category Archives: Golden Eagle Jazz Band

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday 30th August 2019

We are so pleased to welcome the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND back to our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight, Friday 30th August 2019.  You will certainly be entertained by this traditional jazz band.  They were last here 28th June, but I was in Spain and failed to produce a newsletter (unforgivable of me!).  Bass banjo playing band leader, KEVIN SCOTT (plus vocals) has joining him tonight, TONY CARAVIS (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (reeds), ROY STOKES (trombone/vocals), plus JOHN SIRET (double bass) and MALC MURPHEY (drums).  These musicians will make sure your feet are tapping, your faces are fixed with big smiles and you will go away at the end of the evening, brim full of happiness.  What more can I say, except if you haven’t been to our club before, make your first visit tonight, entrance will cost you just £10.  You will not be disappointed – we love to dance, have friendly bar staff, plenty of free off-road parking – so see you tonight for some great ‘live’ jazz.  Your hosts, Diane and Keith.

Sorry, someone is playing ‘silly kids’ within our website, but I will carry on as if they dont exist………..  This photo is quite old, but a great photo dont you think. 

Alan Cresswell plays clarinet with Kevin Scott on banjo of Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday 22nd March 2019

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 

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday 15th February 2019

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   

Tony Karavis plays trumpet with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, 24 November 2017. Photo by Mike Witt.
Band leader and tenor banjo Kevin Scott plays for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK. ROY STOKES (trmb&vocs). Photo by Mike Witt.
Alan Alan Cresswell plays clarinet,, accompanied by Kevin Scott playing with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Sorry about repeat photos, I have some to sort and will return eventually.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday 5th October 2018

Alan Alan Cresswell plays clarinet,, accompanied by Kevin Scott playing with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND are back with us at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) on Friday 5th October 2018.    Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo &vocals) will be joined by that jolly band of  musicians TONY KARAVIS (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (reeds) and of course ROY STOKES (trombone &vocals), including CHRIS THOMPSON (double bass) and MALC MURPHEY drums).  We may have a special treat for you too.  Kevin said possibly PENNY PAYNE may join us.  Perhaps  we can coax her to sing for us too.  Should be a super evening again. 

Sorry I haven’t got new photos sorted out for you in a while, but soon!

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

P.S. Can’t believe it, but it is our 1st wedding anniversary weekend (Monday being the day)!  So, we hope to really enjoy ourselves too.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 1st June 2018

 

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Alan Alan Cresswell plays clarinet,, accompanied by Kevin Scott playing with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

 

Tony Karavis plays trumpet with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, 24 November 2017. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND will play at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight, Friday 1st June 2018.    Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT, who plays tenor banjo & sings, has booked TONY KARAVIS on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on reeds, plus ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, CHRIS THOMPSON on double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums.  Keith and I are unable to be with you, so you will have a lot of fun with your hosts, John and Len (the two 007’s) – always ready to make the evening successful making sure everyone enjoys themselves, just like this band does.  So be there and enjoy.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 30th March 2018

Tony Karavis plays trumpet with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, 24 November 2017. Photo by Mike Witt.

It’s EASTER GOOD FRIDAY, 30th March 2018 and we have a golden band for you – the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND here at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent)   Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT, who plays tenor banjo, has booked TONY KARAVIS on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on reeds, GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN on trombone & vocals, CHRIS THOMPSON on double bass and PETE LAY on drums.   They play the best of New Orleans traditional jazz, with the right tempos for us dancers.  Come and enjoy yourselves enjoy a drink and maybe win an Easter Egg for yourself (instead of the kids) in the raffle and start off your Easter holiday by winding down to some lovely fun music.

Your hosts,

Diane and Keith, the Granties

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 24th November 2017

Alan Cresswell plays clarinet,, accompanied by Kevin Scott playing with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

The FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (here in Kent) has booked the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND to play Friday, 24th November 2017.   KEVIN SCOTT, who plays tenor banjo, has booked TONY KARAVIS on trumpet.  I think it is the first time Tony has played for us, so let’s give him our warm ‘Farnborough welcome’ please everyone.  Kevin has also booked ALAN CRESSWELL on reeds, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums & vocals.   This is another band who will make every effort to please you with their talent at playing New Orleans traditional jazz (Kevin gives out plenty of fun jokes too!).  We love to dance here, have a nice Shepherd Neame bar, with a lovely friendly audience you can join, plus plenty of free parking.  £10 entrance.  How’s that for a great Friday night not to be missed.

Your hosts,

The Granties (Diane and Keith)

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 17th February 2017

 

Band leader and tenor banjo Kevin Scott plays for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Last Friday was such a cold night with snow expected, but you all turned out anyway and we enjoyed a great evening.  Most of you hopefully got home before that snow, although when Johnny Baker, Ian, Keith and I left, it had laid and looked quite pretty.  However, this week is much warmer and so this Friday, 17th February 2017 is sure to be even busier.  Plus with the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND being our band here (FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB) too, you are sure to enjoy yourself again.  Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo) has booked the following guys, namely DAVE STRADWICK on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and MIKE MURPHEY on drums & vocals.  They always give us a good time, encouraging plenty of dancing to some lively good old fashioned New Orleans jazz, the way it should be played, plus with this lot, plenty of banter and jokes between them too.

Keep up the support of ‘live’ jazz

Diane and Keith

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.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 17th June 2016

GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND started our New Year off with some great traditional jazz here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB and did we have fun.  Well, they are back to do the same  on Friday, 17th June 2016.    The band had the same line-up, namely band leader KEVIN SCOTT  (tenor banjo), plus MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and PETE JACKMAN on drums.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 17th June 2016. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (d.bass) and band leader Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 17th June 2016. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (d.bass) and band leader Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

I always say it is good to begin the evening with a good swinging number to really put the audience in a happy mood.  Well they certainly gave a great start, obliging me with ‘Canal Street Blues’ and then followed up with ‘The Royal Telephone’ – remember Burl Ives? – lovely ol’ voice.  Kevin’s lot play a much more jazzed up version, of course.

Jack Lawrence (b.April 7, 1912 – d.March 16, 2009) was an American songwriter. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

Jack Lawrence (b. April 7, 1912 – d. March 16, 2009) was an American songwriter. He was inducted into   the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

Their third number was another one of my old favourite tunes, ‘Ciriciribin’, (I’ve added the composer’s photo!).  Kevin announced it as being a lovely old romantic tune.  Up next, we enjoyed our line dance (again only five of us – well one more than last week, ha – we’ll probably have a few back next week from hols!).  The number was ‘There’s Yes,! Yes! In Your Eyes’.  Well, at least we had the rest of the dancers up dancing to my next number to mention – ‘The Glory Of Love’, (remember lovely Jimmy ‘Snozzle’ Durante?).

Alan Alan Cresswell plays clarinet,, accompanied by Kevin Scott playing with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Here’s Alan Cresswell playing clarinet, accompanied by smiley Kevin Scott  with his Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016.    Photo by Mike Witt.

The Golden Eagle Jazz Band's trumpeter, Mike Scroxton plays whilst clarinetist, Allan Cresswell listens, at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

The Golden Eagle Jazz Band’s trumpeter, Mike Scroxton plays whilst clarinetist, Allan Cresswell listens, at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Band on Friday, 17th June 2016. (LtoR) Pete Jackman (drums), Roy Stokes (trombone), Mike Broad (double bass) sorry he's hidden), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet) and band leader Kevin Scott (tenor banjo(. Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Band (Kent) on Friday, 17th June 2016. (LtoR) Pete Jackman (drums), Roy Stokes (trombone), Mike Broad (double bass) sorry he’s hidden), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet) and band leader Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Then a great trad’ dancing number came in the shape of ‘Milenurg Joys’.  Oh yes, they showed they just loved playing it too – what a beat.  Marvelous trombone playing by Roy with Alan (always wonderful clarinet tones.   I would like to make particular mention to, Mike (S) performing brilliantly on trumpet to their next tune – ‘My Old Kentucky Home’.  Another brilliant situation followed (I must mention) and that is about the boys playing their next number to a packed dance floor, with all the dancers singing at the top of their voices.  The tune was ‘Over In The Glory Land’ – certainly a lot of fun.  My next choice to mention, being a Latin American flavor, is ‘Jambala’ and was sung by Kevin, you can tell I love the lively numbers.

Pete Jackman plays drums for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jaz Club (Kent) on Friday 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Pete Jackman plays drums for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jaz Club (Kent) on Friday 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

How about ‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee’?  It was performed as a great duo only by Mike (B) and Pete (double bass and drums) – wonderful, very enjoyable.

Mike Broad plays double bass for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Mike Broad plays double bass for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

I’ll close my newsletter and mention ‘Walking With The King’, with Kevin singing, he does sing so well.  The band’s booking  had been specially requested for Judy’s 70th birthday and we all enjoyed it with her too.  Thank you boys for giving her and us a good time.  They will be back 25th November.

Your hosts, Diane and Keith                   

‘Canal Street Blues’ – Joe ‘King’ Oliver (1923)
‘Ciribiribin’ – (m&l) Harry James&Jack Lawrence (1939) (based on melody by Alberto Pestalozza -1889)
‘Jambalaya (On the Bayou)’ – Hank Williams (1952)
‘Just a Closer Walk With Thee’ – Traditional Gospel (pre-1860’s – possibly Afro-American)
‘Milenburg Joys’ – Jelly Roll Morton, Leon Rappolo, Paul Mares, (l) Walter Melrose (1925)
‘My Old Kentucky Home’ – Stephen C. Foster (1852-3)
‘Over In The Glory Land’ – James W Acuff & Emmet E Dean (1905)
‘The Glory Of Love’ – Billy Hill (1936)
‘The Royal Telephone’ – Frederick M. Lehman (1919)
‘There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes’ – Joseph H. Santly, (l) Cliff Friend (1924)
Walking with the King’ – pop gospel, origins unknown
 

Your hosts, Diane and Keith