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).