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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

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 8th January 2016

First, let us wish you all a happy New Year.  The GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND had started our New Year off with some great traditional jazz here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday, 8th January 2016.  The band, leader, KEVIN SCOTT, who plays tenor banjo & vocals, had with him 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 at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone&vocs), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass) and Band leader Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone&vocs), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass) and Band leader Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

I suggested that with all the festive season’s eating you surely had tucked away, you would most likely be in need of dancing off all those pounds, being the best way to exercise.  Plus after all those repeat TV programs, you must have been in great need of cheering up, so to come and enjoy the music.  Of course some of you were away, but thanks to a nucleus of punters, others turned up.  I know I always mention about this band, being full of fun, but it’s so true.  All bands arrive long before everyone, to prepare and it is a great treat for me, listening to all the banter that goes on.  The jokes, fun and laughter between this particular band was a wonderful way for me to start the New Year, leaving me with tears of laughter in my eyes and I knew they were going to be on good form for our audience and they certainly were.  They began with their first number ‘Exactly Like You’, followed with ‘Shine’. Both lovely numbers and Algiers Stomp’ had us up dancing our line-dance, which all us participants enjoy.   Mike played a brilliant bit of trumpet, when they played ‘Postman’s Lament’ (I think it was sung by Kevin).

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.

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.

Kevin also sang ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’, singing it beautifully.  ‘Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good to Me’ was then sung by Roy – amazing how so many musicians are fabulous singers, you’d think they were just proficient playing their musical instruments only, but not so.

Mike Broad plays double bass for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Mike Broad plays double bass for Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

Pete Jackman plays drums for Golden Eagle Jazz Band here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Pete Jackman plays drums for Golden Eagle Jazz Band here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 8th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Anyway, Alan was featured next with ‘Wild Cat Blues’, (backed by both Mike (B) and Pete), what an applause he got too.  ‘Sweet Sue’ was another number played with super brilliance by all of them, as with ‘Walking With The King’, which was sung by Roy.  What a great job he does too and quite a good favourite with all the jazzers.  Oh, you must read my write-up back on 11th September 2013, about the next number ‘Collegiate’, such a story I managed to dig up.   They played it brilliantly and finished the evening off with such smiles from both musicians and audience alike.  Looking forward to having them back on 17th June next.

Diane and Keith

‘Algiers Stomp’ – Henry ‘Red’ Allen (1936)
‘Collegiate’ – Moe Jaffe & Nat Bonx, students (1925)
‘Exactly Like You’ – (m) Jimmy McHugh, (l) Dorothy Fields (1930)
‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ – (m) Isham Jones, (l) Gus Kahn (1924)
‘Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good To Me’ – Traditional Gospel song
‘Postman’s Lament’ – traditional
‘Shine’ – (m) Ford Dabney, (l) Cecil Mack & Lew Brown (1910)
‘Sing Hallelujah, I’m Walking With the King’ – New Orleans Traditional spiritual
‘Sweet Sue, Just You’ – (m) Victor Young, (l) Will J. Harris (1928)
Wild Cat Blues’ – Clarence Williams & Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller (1923)
 

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 30th October 2015

Hey, it was the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND who turned up to play on Friday, 30th October 2015 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  Band leader KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo) had brought with him MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and PETE JACKMAN on drums.  Before I begin telling you about all the fun making of this evening, I must stop for a while and tell you, the band played their second tune, In The Sweet Bye and Bye’, especially for a lovely trombonist.  It was such a shock to hear that on 17th October 2015, Russell Bennett had sadly died.  He was an especially talented musician, as is his family, whom we all have such sympathy and feeling for – including his very personal friends.  In his terribly short life, Russell gave so much enjoyment to so many, with his talent and tremendous sense of humour.  Russell (aged just 43yrs) was snatched from this world, but grabbed into the next place we go to (I’m sure with much glee) to join that huge band of all ages in the sky.  ‘You won’t need an audition Russell, you left your ‘stamp; here for all to see’.   I know he would love me to follow on with what we got up to tonight– he was so full of fun.  Hey Russell, I think Kevin chose ‘In The Sweet Bye and Bye’ because could the lyricist perhaps have been a distant relative?

Last week, when telling you of this week, I said we’ll have Trad’ jazz at its best, because it is sure to include lots of smiling faces on people having fun.  It was just that, with all the fun of Halloween fancy dress.  I’m sure the ‘Golden’ boys won’t mind me putting us girls’ pictures here first – you better not, we might put a hex on you – ha.

Don't we have beautiful Witches in this Coven! It's actualy Anita having fun in fancy dress at our Halloween Party on 30th October 2015. Golden Eagle Jazz Band came to entertain us here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). Photo by Mike Witt.

Don’t we have beautiful Witches in this Coven! It’s actually Anita having fun in fancy dress at our Halloween Party on 30th October 2015. No wonder Golden Eagle Jazz Band came to entertain us here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). Photo by Mike Witt

Here's one of our beautiful Witches, photographed at our Coven. It's actually June having fun in fancy costume. No wonder Golden Eagle Jazz Band didn't mind entertaining us at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) for our Halloween Party on 30th October 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Here’s one of our beautiful Witches in our Coven. It’s actually June having fun in fancy costume. No wonder Golden Eagle Jazz Band didn’t mind entertaining us at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) for our Halloween Party on 30th October 2015.  Photo by Mike Witt.

This is me (Diane) Sorry I have spoilt the scene, but I did have to tell them who's boss. Well, we did have some beautiful Witches at our fancy dress Holloween Party and I couldn't let them get too big for their boots! Party was here at Farnborough Jazz Club on Friday 30th October 2015. Golden Eagle Jazz Band entertained us. Photo by Kevin Scott

This is me (Diane) Sorry I have spoilt the scene, but I did have to tell them who’s boss. Well, we did have some beautiful Witches at our fancy dress Halloween Party and I couldn’t let them get too big for their boots! Party was here at Farnborough Jazz Club on Friday 30th October 2015. Golden Eagle Jazz Band entertained us. Photo by Kevin Scott

Here's a couple more beautiful Witches we had in our Coven, who are the Witches from Gillingham. Actually, it is Phil and Sandra in fancy dress enjoying the fun. No wonder Golden Eagle Jazz Band didn't mind entertaining us at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) for our Halloween Party on 30th October 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Here’s a couple more beautiful Witches we had in our Coven, who are the Witches from Gillingham. Actually, it is Phil and Sandra in fancy dress enjoying the fun. No wonder Golden Eagle Jazz Band didn’t mind entertaining us at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) for our Halloween Party on 30th October 2015.                   Photo by Mike Witt.

To continue, I think these ‘Golden’ boys decided they had better keep the smiles on our faces, so they played extra nice, beginning with ‘Bourbon Street Parade’.  Had Kevin played it to parade us up and down to perhaps even tempt us to ‘fly now’?  We liked it – ha.  As for ‘It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie’, would we ever, I mean.  Their next tune was beautifully sung by Kevin, on behalf of Keith (who is bald), but for me (who is a bottle-fed brunette – well a young witch cannot be silver really, can she! What are you all laughing for?).  The tune was ‘Silver Threads Among The Gold’ and joking apart, what a lovely song.  Alan featured next and being so soft hearted, he played the next one for our cats, called ‘Wild Cat Blues’.  The boys couldn’t get them off their laps, purring so much – the cats I mean.  Mike (S) sang to us next and being under our spell, he sang to us There’s Yes, Yes In Your Eyes’, don’t worry Mike, you’ll feel better soon – we are dreadful, aren’t we?  That’s why they had to quickly sing the next one, to wrap our knuckles, or something – he he.  The tune?  ‘Up Jumped The Devil’!  Kevin does find them, doesn’t he, I don’t think it has been played here before, well it wasn’t needed before, was it!  As for the next tune, did they really think we could be ‘sweet’?  – arhh.  Well, I suppose playing it helped … ‘In The Sweet By and By’ – and the dance floor was absolutely packed.  Then, a good 10 or 12 of us got up to enjoy our line-dance to ‘The Sheik Of Araby’.  I suppose we thought we could lure back into the mood, well you men were all getting syrupy.  I think our mood had slipped though, because we found ourselves singing at the top of our voices to ‘It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’, such comradery, aye?  Being near the bewitching hour, we forgot and joined in with the band, singing their last song, ‘Smiles’.  What a wonderful evening and thanks to everyone for making it so much fun, especially Kevin & the boys,  for choosing such fun numbers.

It's Halloween Party time. The guys are trying so hard to avoid our gaze. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (d.bass), & Kevin Scott (banjo) who are the Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th October 2016. Photo taken by Mike Witt.

It’s Halloween Party time. The guys are trying so hard to avoid our gaze. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (d.bass), & Kevin Scott (banjo) who are the Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th October 2016. Photo taken by Mike Witt.

It's still Halloween Party time. The guys are still trying so hard to avoid our gaze. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Mike Broad (d.bass), Alan Cresswell (clarinet) & Kevin Scott (banjo) who are the Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th October 2016. (LtoR) Photo taken by Mike Witt.

It’s still Halloween Party time and the guys are still trying so hard to avoid our gaze. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Mike Broad (d.bass), Alan Cresswell (clarinet) & Kevin Scott (banjo) who are the Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th October 2016. (LtoR) Photo taken by Mike Witt.

 

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’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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s Jazz – cheers from

Witchy poo Diane – and Keith too!

‘Bourbon Street Parade’ – Paul Barbarin (c. 1953)
‘In The Sweet Bye and Bye’ – (m) Joseph P. Webster, (l) Sanford Filmore Bennet (1868) recorded by Louis
‘It’s A Long Way to Tipperary’ – (m/l) Henry James ‘Harry’ Williams, (l) Jack Judge (1912)
‘It’s A Sin to Tell a Lie’ – Billy Mayhew (1936
‘Silver Threads Among The Gold’ – Hart Pease Danks, (l) Ebon Eugene Rexford (1873)
‘Smiles’ – (m) Lee S. Roberts, (l) J. Will Callahan (1917)
‘The Sheik of Araby’ – (m) Ted Snyder, (l) Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler (1921)
‘There’s Yes! Yes! In your Eyes’ – (m) Joseph H. Santly, (l) Cliff Friend (1924)
‘Up Jumped The Devil’
‘Wild Cat Blues’ – Clarence Williams & Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller (1923)

Please Note:  See above Page about internationally famed saxophonist & vocalist, Jonny Boston, with a wonderful array of stars, who will be on tour here in England next year – March 2016 (to include us on 4th) .

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 17th July 2015

The GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND’s leader KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo) I’m told, played brilliantly for us on Friday, 17th July 2015 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent),  Playing with him were MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and PETE JACKMAN on drums.  We always have a laugh with Kevin and the boys, so I was so disappointed to have missed the fun.  I cannot recall ever missing an evening before, although I must have done, but it would have been years ago.  Keith returned home with all the details of the fun I had missed, some great trad’ jazz to be sure.  I cannot tell you anything they played, but at least I can publish the photos kindly taken by Mike (thanks Mike).  One of them was numbered 007, that one happened to be of John and Len with our raffle draw (Keith said they were a laugh on the ‘mike’), so must now call them both a ‘James Bond’ – ha.  Enjoy the photos.

See you soon.

Diane and Keith

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass) and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club     (Kent) on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet),          Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass)      and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Pete Jackman (drums), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass) and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone),         Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Pete Jackman (drums),          Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass)      and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt

 

John and Len (our two James Bonds) handled the raffle in Diane's absence on the evening of the Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John and Len (our two James Bonds) handled  raffle in Diane’s absence on the evening of the Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass) and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club          on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone),         Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet),          Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass)      and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

 

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone), Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet), Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass) and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club          on 17th July 2015. (LtoR) Roy Stokes (trombone),         Pete Jackman (drums), Mike Scroxton (trumpet),          Alan Cresswell (clarinet), Mike Broad (double bass)     and Kevin Scott (tenor banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 20th February 2015

KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo), leader of the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND, had MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and PETE JACKMAN on drums. These Golden boys played their socks off for us on Friday, 20th February 2015 at Farnborough Jazz Club. They are always happy and that is before they even start playing their happy music and they were certainly on form again this particular evening.  First of all I must apologise, as I shall have to delay producing this newsletter (and the next one for Barry Palser) as I have mislaid my notes.  Plus we have no photos for this week.  This is due to Mike Witt being absent from the club this week.  The reason being congratulations are in order for Ann and Mike (especially from me).  It was their 50th Wedding Anniversary and they were out celebrating elsewhere.  Yes, it’s alright, they sent absentee notes from both their Mums.

I shall return to complete.

Please keep music ‘live’, by giving support.

Diane and Keith

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday, 12th December 2014

GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND were back by popular demand last Friday 12th December 2014 at our Farnborough Jazz Club The band consists of leader, KEVIN SCOTT on tenor banjo, with 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 at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK 12Dec2014. Leader, KEVIN SCOTT (tnr banjo&vocs), MIKE SCROXTON (trmp), ALAN CRESSWELL (cl), ROY STOKES (trmb&vocs), MIKE BROAD (dbass) and PETE JACKMAN (drms). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK, on 12th December 2014. Leader KEVIN SCOTT (tnr banjo&vocs), MIKE SCROXTON (trmp), ALAN CRESSWELL (cl), ROY STOKES (trmb&vocs), MIKE BROAD (dbass) and PETE JACKMAN (drms). Photo by Mike Witt.

The poor things arrived to face a stressed out ‘Di’. I had been ‘through the mill’, so to speak (and nothing to do with Christmas), so they had a bad start, but it certainly did not phase these boys at all. They all have such a wonderful sense of humour, so it wasn’t long before they had me laughing. Once again, the evening was a happy one and great music ensued. ‘Calcutta (The Ladies of)’ was their starter for ten. Then ‘Tin Roof Blues’, with each of them performing fabulous solos. Obviously, they made a lovely job with ‘Chimes Blues’ – just a super one to enjoy dancing-wise too.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 12th December 2014.  ROY STOKES (trmb&vocs), MIKE SCROXTON (trmp) and PETE JACKMAN (drms). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club           on 12th December 2014.     ROY STOKES (trmb&vocs), MIKE SCROXTON (trmp) and PETE JACKMAN (drms).   Photo by Mike Witt.

Mike (S) sang the next one, ‘Barefoot Boy’ (yes, another super voice). This band are a ‘sitting’ band. However, the front line all stood for finale for the next number (which as I have said before, is quite effective) and the number was ‘Bye Bye Blues’. After a small break, they returned to play a lovely Jimmy Dorsey number, ‘June Night’. They have made a CD entitled by this name. Kevin sang the next number, ‘Winin’ Boy’, likewise ‘Redwing’ and of course he also has a great jazz voice. The next number, well I thought he called it ‘Make Me a Parrot on the Floor’! I took ages on the internet, but couldn’t find any song near it!! However, I’m glad to say I suddenly thought “floor” and came up with “pallet” and yes, up came the song ‘Make Me A Pallet on the Floor’ – ha.

Kevin Scott, tenor banjo. leader of Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough  Jazz Club, Kent, UK, on 12th December 2014.  Photo by Mike Witt.

Kevin Scott, tenor banjo. leader of Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK,                                  on 12th December 2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Certainly another unique number for us and one the dancers enjoyed. Unfortunately, there was a problem with someone with parking and I missed most of the last numbers (usually when all bands are really enjoying themselves and let rip), still can’t be helped. They will be back in the New Year, so make a note of the date (20th February 2015).

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK, on 12th December 2014. MIKE BROAD (dbass) and PETE JACKMAN (drms). Photo by Mike Witt.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK, on 12th December 2014. MIKE BROAD (d.bass) and PETE JACKMAN (drums). Photo by Mike Witt.

Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK with Golden Eagle Jazz Club on 12th December 2014.  Di's line-dancng Troupe with (front LtoR) Rita, Susan & Ann (back) Paul, Christine and Diane. Photo by Mike Witt,

Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK with Golden Eagle Jazz Band          on 12th December 2014.   Di’s line-dancng Troupe with (front, LtoR) Rita, Susan & Ann (back) Paul, Christine and Diane.                       Photo by Mike Witt,

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK. ROY STOKES (trmb&vocs).  Photo by Mike Witt.

Roy Stokes (trmb&vocs) with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on 12th December 2014.   Photo by Mike Witt.

  

One last thing, please can you all email dianehorder@gmail.com if you wish to come to our Christmas party next Friday 19th December 2014. Entrance is £15 with buffet and entertainment by ‘George Tidiman’s All Stars Christmas Cracker’.

Diane and Keith

P.S. Sorry, still no land-line (Tel: 07704190009).

‘Barefoot Boy’ – John Boylan (1967)
‘Bye Bye Blues – Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown & Chauncey Gray (1925)
‘Chimes Blues’ – (m) Jo “King” Oliver (1923)
‘June Night’ – (m) Abel Baer, (l) Cliff Friend (1924)
‘Make Me A Pallet on the Floor’ – traditional, (published 1911)
‘Red Wing’ – (m) Kerry Mills, (l) Thurland Chattaway (1907)
‘Calcutta’ – (m) Heino Gaze, (l) Paul Vance & Lee J. Pockriss (1958)
‘Tin Roof Blues’ – George Brunies, Paul Mares, Ben Pollack, Leon Roppolo & Mel Stitzel, (l) Walter Melrose (1923)
‘Winin’ Boy’ – Jelly Roll Morton (1907)

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday, 1st August 2014

GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND returned to play for us at Farnborough Jazz Club on Friday 1st August 2014. The band is led by KEVIN SCOTT, who plays tenor banjo, with MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and PETE JACKMAN on drums. They soon got into the swing and Kevin was once again on form with his jokes (I shan’t quote any, so he can repeat them at other gigs, if he so wants to). The dancing began with the first number, ‘Yes, Yes in Your Eyes’. Another one was sang by Mike (S), namely ‘Ting-a-Ling (The Bells’ll Ring)’ and was enjoyed by musicians and audience alike. Then that great number (recorded by Benny Goodman, plus many more) ‘The World is Waiting for the Sunrise’. My next jotting was a lovely easy to listen and also dance to, namely ‘Barefoot Boy’ with Mike (S) singing. We performed our line-dance to ‘Nobody’s Sweetheart Now’. The number was played at quite a fast tempo, so not quite sure what our audience thought of us, but we all enjoyed dancing it (hmmm). The next number ‘Walking with the King’, was sung by Roy and is a good ol’ trad favourite, so we all sung along too, band and audience alike. Then Mike (S) sang ‘Trombone Blues’ and then ‘Running Wild’ was played spectacularly by everyone. I danced, so couldn’t remark in my notes, but ticked tune big time (when I returned out of breath!) Last number to mention was ‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream’ Kevin sang and of course once again, we all joined in the usual place, completing another evening with everyone saying they enjoyed and loved the band.

They will be playing at ‘Ye Olde Whyte Lyon’ Pub at Locks Bottom, on the A21 (Kent) on 24th August Bank Holiday Sunday (2014), 3.00-6.00pm. The garden has been beautifully refurbished and there will be a barbeque (including usual menu). There is some parking and Sainsbury’s car park at the rear is free on Sundays & Bank Holidays (walk thru slipway to pub). Bus routes from all directions (ask us if you need to know).

Before closing and just a mention, I thought Sunday’s World War One Remembrance Services showed such tremendous organisation by everyone and yes, I lit a candle and blew it out at 11.00pm, but it made me feel so sad. However, the Commonwealth Games were brilliant though, don’t you think. Well done Glasgow and well done the England Teams.

Keep smiling.

Diane and Keith

‘Barefoot Boy’ – John Boylan (1967)
‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream’ – Howard Johnson, Billy Moll & Robert A. K. King (1927)
‘Nobody’s Sweetheart Now’ – (m) Billy Meyers & Elmer Schoebel, (l) Gus Kahn & Ernie Erdman (1924)
‘Running Wild’ – (m) A. Harrington Gibbs, (l) Joe Grey & Leo Woods (1922)
‘The World is Waiting for the Sunrise’ – (m) Ernest Seitz (l) Eugene ‘Gene’ Lockhart (Pub 1919)
‘Ting-a-Ling (The Bells’ll Ring) – Irving Berlin (1926)
‘Trombone Blues’ – Fred Jewell (1919)
‘Walking with the King’ – pop gospel, origins unknown.
‘Yes, Yes in Your Eyes’ – T Pastor Ork (1949)

N.B. I mentioned this information on the ‘mike’ last year, which was published in our local St. Giles Farnborough Parish Church magazine:

‘This month (August 2014) will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays and the phenomenon will only happen once in your lifetime, because it won’t happen for another 823 years!

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday, 25 April 2014

How about the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND who were with us once again at our Farnborough Jazz Club on Friday 25th April 2014?  I know I’m just going to upset you though, if you missed them!  Another fabulous evening of fun entertainment.  The audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did the band.  Their leader, KEVIN SCOTT has a wonderful sense of humour all the time and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a laugh, as well as appreciating talented musicians giving their all.  Kevin, who plays tenor banjo, had MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and PETE JACKMAN on drums.  Honestly, this is another wonderfully popular band.  I mentioned last week that at one time, I had a quick peek into their own website, just to check name spellings [www.gejb.webeden.co.uk  – click on ‘Home-The Golden Eagle Jazz Band’].  I had forgotten we had posted a comment to the band.    Most likely adapted from our own website, but temporarily lost, so I asked you to check it out to remind yourselves of their very first evening here (when I get a moment, I’ll try to retrieve all lost newsletters from the past!).   As for this Friday, I now have to decide what numbers to mention and it won’t be easy, as I picked so many!  Well, they began the evening with ‘Red Wing’.  Kevin introduced it, saying it had some reference to a battle tune – about the time of the American Civil War.  Ken Colyar recorded it in 1955.  What a great start!  Then came a Paul Whiteman number ‘There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes’ and was sung by Mike (another good jazz singer).  I always love to mention ‘Ciribiribin’, whenever it is played, because when looking it up a couple of years back, I got to make contact with the person who helped Jack Lawrence (co-composer) to write one of his book.  Jack was still writing to fans almost right up to his death aged 97yrs, brilliant.  Colin Dobson and his wife Jo and family came to see the band.  Colin being part of the trumpet section in the Billy Cotton Band Show (remember ‘Wakey, Wakey’ fame).  The boys played Billy Cotton’s signature tune ‘Somebody Stole My Gal’.  Mike sang it and of course we all sang along too.  Anther tune well worth a mention was ‘Lord, Lord, Lord’, because they played it a storm, really swinging.  I had written down ‘Brilliant’.  They are a sitting band, but the front line (including Kevin) stood up to play mid-stream – quite effective.   Alan was featured next with George Lewis’ signature tune ‘Burgundy Street’.  Alan was superb (accompanied by Mike and Kevin), I don’t think there was a sound from the audience, whilst he played, but huge applause ensued.  Another wonderful bit of fun was when they played ‘I Thank You Mr Moon’, because Mike sang the main part, with Kevin and Alan joining in doing their ‘Boswell Sisters’ act, definitely their party piece, ha.  My last number to mention is ‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream’.  What a great job Kevin did singing it too and of course once again the audience joined in.  Just a little added anecdote, before the audience arrived, I asked Kevin if he could give me a list of numbers they might be playing (so I could just put my remarks only).  When he gave it to me, I said I don’t suppose you will stick to it, but it will help me, to which he replied ‘How very dare you’ (Katherine Tate style)!  Mike chimed in with ‘I expect she wants to give it to George Tidiman’ – lovely humour.  Anyway, wherever this band plays, be sure to go along.  You certainly won’t regret it, they are such fun and very enthusiastic.  Their next date with us is Friday 1st August 2014, please put a note in your diaries to come.

We aim to please with ‘Live’ music.

Diane and Keith

 

‘Burgundy Street Blues’ – George Lewis (1944)
‘Ciribiribin’ – (m&l) Harry James & Jack Lawrence (1939) (based on melody by Alberto Pestalozza -1889)
‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream’ – Howard Johnson, Billy Moll & Robert A. K. King (1927)
‘I Thank You, Mr. Moon’ – Abel Baer, Dolly Morse & Dave Oppenheim (1931)
‘Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good to Me’ – Traditional Gospel song
‘Red Wing’ – (m) Kerry Mills, (l) Thurland Chattaway (1907)
‘Somebody Stole My Gal’ – Leo Wood (1918)
‘There’s Yes! Yes! In your Eyes’ – (m) Joseph H. Santly, (l) Cliff Friend (1924)