Monthly Archives: February 2017

Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday 24th February 2017

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, with Barry (trombone), John Crocker (reeds), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), Tony Pitt (banjo), Andy Laurence (double bass) and John Tyson (drums) on 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX are sure to give us all the exciting music we crave for each week at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent.  So see you tonight – Friday, 24th February 2017.  BARRY, who plays trombone & vocals, has again joining him, PETE RUDEFORTH playing trumpet &vocals, with JOHN CROCKER playing clarinet, tenor sax &vocals, TONY PITT playing banjo &guitar, ANDY LAWRENCE playing double bass and JOHN TYSON playing drums.   Wowie, what a line-up aye!  There are some pretty spectacular musicians in the world today, but these guys can certainly match them anytime.

Now, you’ve got to join us two jazzers,

(Diane and Keith), haven’t you!

They start playing at 8:0pm – don’t miss their first number.

P.S.  Reminder – It is this Sunday, 3:00pm-6:00pm, 26th February that ‘4-In-A-Bar+1’, who play ‘smooth Dinner Jazz’, are appearing again at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Locks Bottom, Kent .  The musicians are John Lee (tenor), Tim Huskisson (piano), Roger Curphey (double bass), with Keith Grant (drums) and Diane, singing a few songs.  (Always the last Sunday of each month).  Why not book a roast lunch  (tel: 01689-852631) served between 12:00 & 5:00pm.

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

Les Hanscombe’s Tailgate Jazz Band,10th February 2017


LES HANSCOMBE’S TAILGATE JAZZ BAND at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent), taken 10th October 2014

LES HANSCOMBE’S TAILGATE JAZZ BAND is set to return to our Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 10th February 2017 Band leader LES, who plays super trombone & sings great too, has booked his usual musicians, BRIAN GILES on trumpet, BRIAN HART on reeds, DEREK PRING on sousaphone, plus OLLIE BENSON on banjo & guitar and JOHNNY BAKER on drums&vocals,  Hopefully, their journey here will be a far better one than last time.  However, let’s give them a warm welcome, just in case it isn’t.  We enjoy ourselves here at Farnborough Jazz Club and tonight, we especially intend doing so, being that Keith had such a close to death experience (come tonight to find out how!), so I intend to celebrate (I haven’t got all my ‘insurance dues’ in from all you owners of Keith’s paintings!).  Plenty of dancing, lovely bar and general fun – you bet.

Keeping jazz ‘live’ by your hosts,

Diane and Keith

Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band. 3rd February 2017


Dave Rance on trumpet with his Rockin’ Chair Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th June 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

DAVE RANCE’S ROCKIN’ CHAIR BAND will be back at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday, 3rd February 2017 from 8:00pm till 11:00pm Band leader, DAVE RANCE (trumpet & vocals) has booked DEREK SCOFIELD (clarinet, alto, tenor and bass saxes plus piccolo & vocals, and may well do a little bit of tap dancing too), plus CHRISTINE WOODCOCK (trombonist & vocals) and also MIKE BREWERTON (double bass), DOUG PARRY (banjo & guitar) and HENRY HARRISON (drums).  Christine runs her own band called  ‘Stackyard Stompers’.  It is her first time here, so please give her a warm Farnborough welcome.  Certainly this promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable fun-filled evening, so why don’t you get your bodies over for a taste.  We would like to see you all back to make up for the recent bad weather, supporting this happy little club of ours.  Usual time – 8:00pm till 11:00pm – plenty of parking space and club price bar.

Your hosts,

Diane and Keith