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
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.
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.
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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.
Diane and Keith, the Granties
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.
The Granties (Diane and Keith)
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
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 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.
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.
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?).
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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