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Granties Dixie Six, 22nd February 2019

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

8Feb2019
Granties Dixie Six at Farnborough JC 8feb2019
‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019
‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019
‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019
‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019.

Granties Dixie Six, 8th February 2018

GRANTIES DIXIE SIX will be making their debut entrance tonight 8th February 2019 here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Hey last week was horrendous, weather-wise, but a brilliant evening as Rob made it a real party night.  This week, it’s Keith’s own band, with PETE RUDEFORTH on trumpet, JOHN LEE on reeds, BOB DWYER on trombone & vocals. Plus TIM HUSKISSON on piano, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and KEITH GRANT on drums.  A great line-up aye!  If I can muster some courage, I might even sing a song or two.  Now if you haven’t been before, now’s the time to come.  Start the year of with some brilliant jazz.  The entertainment value is surely worth a visit.  We love to dance here – we certainly love fun.  The bar is a Shepherd Neame (club prices) one and we have plenty of free 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).

Your hosts, Diane and Keith 

Giants play at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 11sep2015. John Crocker (clarinet), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), John Tyson (drums) on 11th September 2015.
Photo by Mike Witt.
John Lee plays tenor sax seen here on 22nd April 2016 playing for for Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band (behind are Jim Douglas, Laurie and Pete Skivington) at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) . Photo by Mike Witt.

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborogh Jazz Club on 29Jan2016.
Here’s Tim Huskisson on piano and Murray Salmon on double bass, with Jacki Free’s Chicagoans at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016.
Photo by Mike Witt.
Roger Curphey plays double bass with Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang at Farnborough Jazz Club on 8th April 2016. (just showing John Stewart on banjo. Photo by Mike Witt.
Keith Grant has sit-in on drums with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 17th October 2014.
Photo by Mike Witt