I’m so excited because Keith has his own GRANTIE’S DIXIE SIX playing this Friday, 21st FEBRUARY 2020 at Kent’s FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. I’m sure he will be swinging this lovely Dixieland jazz band along like a good’ern. Why do I say that? Well, because he has just acquired a fabulous set of Zilgian cymbals that he just can’t wait to play. I know you will all love his great big grin too. Hey and what about the band! Well we have a fabulous body of musicians to entertain you. How about this – we have PETE RUDEFORTH on trumpet (also sings), plus tenor sax player JOHN LEE, trombonist BOB DWYER (another singer) and swinging away in the engine room will be TIM HUSKISSON on piano and ROGER CURPHEY on double bass, who, I’m sure, will be calming Keith down at the same time – hmmm). I’m hoping to sing a song on the night. The music begins at 8:00pm and goes on until 11:00pm. Don’t forget, we have free off-road parking. Still only £10 entrance and you will have some first-class jazz. Your hosts, Keith and Diane.
P.S. We (thats ‘4–In-A-Bar+1) will be playing this Sunday, 23rd February 2020 2.:30pm-5:30pm – at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, next to Princess Royal Hospital in Locks Bottom, Orpington, Kent, Curser onto our page (top of the website) for further details. We play relaxing ‘dinner music) and is very popular. (John Lee, Tim Huskisson, Roger Curphey, Keith Grant and myself – Diane Grant.
‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019. Photo By Alan Walker.
Grantie on drums with ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019. Photo by Alan Walker.
‘Granties Dixie Six’, Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8Feb2019. Photo by Mike Witt.
Another great photo of Roger Curphey (double bass) – a real action one playing with Alan Clarke (drums) for Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 5th June 2015, Photo By Mike Witt.
This Friday, 1st November 2019 is to be Keith’s own band – GRANTIES DIXIE SIX – appearing here at our own FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB here in Kent. My drumming man, KEITH GRANT is bringing you again a fabulous evening of swinging jazz. For this occasion, Keith has booked MALCOLME WALTON to play trumpet. Malcolm played with the band back in July and what a super evening that was too. The rest of the guys will be tenor sax player JOHN LEE, trombonist BOB DWYER (Bob, as most of you know, also has a great voice), plus TIM HUSKISSON, playing piano, ROGER CURPHEY, playing double bass and I will be singing a couple of songs. As usual, get there for 8:00pm and £10’s-worth of great enjoyment. Your hosts Keith and Diane
The following photos were taken by Alan Walker 6th September 2019:
Granties Dixie Six taken at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 6th September 2019, with Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), John Lee (tenor sax), Bob Dwyer (trombone), Tim Huskisson (piano), Roger Curphey (double bass) and Keith Grant (drums) (plus Diane Grant sang couple). Photo by Alan Walker.
‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019 Photo-Alan Walker
GRANTIE is back this Friday, 6th September 2019 with his own band, GRANTIES DIXIE SIX here at Kent’s FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Drummer, KEITH GRANT will be helping to swing this lovely Dixieland jazz band along. He has a great guest star joining the band this week, non-other than PETE RUDEFORTH, who plays trumpet and sings with world-renown band leader, Chris Barber (I know, I’m name-dropping, but I’m allowed). Anyway, we also have fabulous musicians, tenor sax player JOHN LEE and trombonist BOB DWYER (he sings beautifully too) and swinging away in the engine room will be TIM HUSKISSON on piano and ROGER CURPHEY on double bass, both keeping Keith company (and in line – ha). I shall be so proud to sing a couple of songs with this fabulous host of musicians. Try to get there by 8:00pm, so’s not to miss a thing. Yes, it’s still only £10 to enjoy these top notch guys with us, Keith and Diane.
Pete Rudeforth takes a solo with ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019. Photo by Alan Walker.
Pete Rudeforth enjoys John Lee taking a solo on tenor sax with ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent), 8feb2019 Photo by Mike Witt
Bob Dwyer takes a solo with ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8Feb2019. Photo by Mike Witt.
Diane Grant proudly sings with ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019. Photo by Mike Witt
John Lee takes a solo with ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019. Photo Alan Walker.
What a picture, what a photograph! These two likely lads are Roger Curphey and Paul Higgs seen here with Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club on 22nd January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
GRANTIES DIXIE SIX are ready to entertain you again tonight, Friday 16th August 2019 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). That’s right, Keith himself on drums, is back celebrating a birthday (well that was last Monday, but he’s still celebrating – so his usual smile will be in situ tonight. He’ll be enjoying himself, helping to swing this lovely Dixieland jazz band along (and oh yes, I didn’t need to eat my hat – as I had promised to do last time if it hadn’t been enjoyed by everyone, because it was). Tonight, Keith has fabulous PETER LEONARD playing trumpet and singing, with tenor sax player, wonderful JOHN LEE, plus the tererific trombonist, BOB DWYER (of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces fame), also singing. Also swinging away of piano is TIM HUSKISSON,, Plus, enjoyable ROGER CURPHEY is back on double bass, keeping Keith company . I shall also sing a couple of songs. All this kicks off at 8:00pm – see you later – your hosts, Diane and Keith. …. sorry pics not sitting right – will sort soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t miss the great jazz of GRANTIES DIXIE SIX in our own FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). We are here tonight, Friday 5th JULY 2019. Get a load of some brilliant swinging Dixieland jazz – enough to get your heart beating, feet tapping and plenty of hands clapping too (or I’ll eat my hats). Let me tell you who Keith has playing with him this week. We have MALCOLM WALTON playing effortlessly beautiful trumpet and by the way, Malcolm also has a super jazz voice. Also playing is our fabulous tenor sax player, JOHN LEE. Then there is terrific trombonist, BOB DWYER (of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces fame). You all know Bob has a deliciously romantic jazz voice too. TIM HUSKISSON is playing superb piano (needing no introduction AT ALL, I love him – well not in the same way that I love Keith ha ha). Plus, the great swinging bass player, ROGER CURPHEY. Sorry, I might sing a song, or two and of course, my/your KEITH GRANT will be swinging away in the background on drums too (maybe this time, you will witness him catch that stick (he has managed to on occasions, I promise you). So, don’t be late (8:00pm start), see you later – your hosts, Diane and Keith. P.S. I’m sorry I didn’t get time to do a newsletter for GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND last week – I’ll do one over this weekend to say who played for you. I hear you supported them well (as you always do) thanks… Diane xx
GRANTIES DIXIE SIX are here tonight, Friday 31st May 2019. Yep, back here by popular demand in our own FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). The band made its debut entrance a couple of months ago in February and was a wonderful success with most of our audience – it was full on brilliant swinging Dixieland jazz. So, let me fill you in as to who we have in the band again tonight. Firstly, we are thrilled to have PETER LEONARD playing trumpet and singing. He has played here on many occasions with various bands and I can tell you, he is super. Joining him, we have the brilliant magical tenor sax playing of JOHN LEE. Plus, another wonderful vocalist, BOB DWYER on trombone (he has his own band, regularly here – ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces). TIM HUSKISSON is playing piano (well, he needs no introduction). Roger Curphey is getting back to his old self, but I said rest for one more time – for the moment he has a motorway journey to get here. So, we have KEITH DONALD on double bass – he is a ‘great’ swingin’ bass player too. I’ll be singing two songs and of course, we have my own KEITH GRANT on drums (you never know, you might actually witness Keith catching a stick tonight!). See you later jazzers – your hosts, Diane and Keith.
Sorry Keith (D) – will upload phot later if time, or tomorrow – need to locate one. Di
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
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).