Monthly Archives: April 2018

Mahogany Hall Stompers, 20th April 2018


Mahogany Hall Stompers at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 20th May 2015. (LtoR) Colin Graham (trombone), Chris Marchant (drums), Brian Gyles (band leader & trumpeter), ‘Southend Bob’ Albutt (banjo).). Photo by Mike Witt.

Mahogany Hall Stompers at Farnborough Jazz Club on 13th March 2015. (LtoR) Chris Walker (drums), Tim Huskisson (clarinet), Brian Giles (trumpet) & ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.


Roger Curphey (Baht-at) on double bass here with his pint. With Mahogany Hall Stompers at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 5th February 2016.                        Photo by Mike Witt.


It’s the MAHOGANY HALL STOMPERS here this coming Friday 20rd April 2018 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Old friend band leader, BRIAN GILES (cornet) will have with him TIM HUSKISSON (reeds) and COLIN GRAHAM (trombone), plus ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT (banjo and vocals), CHRIS MARCHANT (drums) and ROGER CURPHEY (double bass).  You can expect some dancing music and a happy relaxed evening (music from 8:00 till 11pm), 

Following this lovely warm weather, I expect you have been gardening and will want a nice pint from our Shepherd Neame bar to reward yourselves.  Our large car park is free, so no reason to stay at home.  

Hosting this ‘live music’, as always, will be Keith & Diane


Martyn Brothers Jazz Band, 13 April 2018

JOHN ‘flashback radio’ RUSCOE on guitar plays with Martyn Brothers Jazz Band on 30th June 2017 at Farnborough Jazz Club. Photo by Mike Witt.

Martyn Brothers at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 15th January 2016. (LtoR) Ben Martyn on double bass, Richie Howard on clarinet, Dom Coles on drums, Allen Beechey on cornet, Ian Beetlestone on piano, George Simmonds on trombone and John ‘flashback radio’ Ruscoe on guitar. Photo by Mike Witt.

Ben Martyn with his Martyn Brothers Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club Friday 30th July 2017. Photo by Mike Witt.


The young and talented MARTYN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND are here again at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday, 30th April 2018.  Dynamic brothers, BEN MARTYN (double bass&vocals) and EMILE MARTYN (drums), are joined by ALLEN BEECHEY (cornet), RICHIE HOWARD (clarinet), DEAN ROSS (piano) and not forgetting of course, JOHN ‘flashback radio’ RUSCOE (guitar).  I believe this is the first time we have had Dean play for us here, so dont forget to give him our big warm Farnborough welcome please.  Regulars and newcomers alike are welcome.  The music is from 8:00pm till 11:00pm and we love to dance here.  Of course, we enjoy a Shepherd Neame bar and have plenty of parking.  By the way, just a reminder, these brothers are the sons of famous drummer and band leader Barry Martyn, so jazz is in their blood, well they spent their childhood in New Orleans and played with many great names out there.  They often visit their Dad, who now lives in New Orleans.

‘Live’ jazz, just for you,

hosted by Diane and Keith

Ben Martyn, (d.bass) of Martyn Brothers Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 3rd April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band. 6th April 2018

Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band, 10th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

DAVE RANCE’S ROCKIN’ CHAIR BAND is our band booked for tonight at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB That being Friday, 6th April 2018, from 8:00pm till 11:00pm.  Band leader, DAVE RANCE (trumpet & vocals) has booked JOHN AUST (clarinet), GORDON RUSHTON (trombonist), with COLIN FREE (double bass), DOUG PARRY (banjo & guitar) and HENRY HARRISON (drums).  They fare from Leighton Buzzard and have travelled here a few times over the years.  Their last time was in February 2017, so it would be nice of you all to give them a big welcome back.  We have a lovely atmosphere here, so anyone new will always feel at home.  Of course, we have plenty of parking space and a (club prices) Shepherd Neame bar to help.

So come and join your hosts

The Granties (Di & Keith)

Derek. Scoffield singing with Dave Rance’s Rocking Chair Jazz Band, 10june2016. Colin also played alto, tenor and bass saxes plus piccolo & vocals, plus a little bit of tap dancing too. Photo by Mike Witt


P.S. You may remember last time they were with us, they had DEREK SCOFIELD.  He had a cataract operation a week, or so ago, so not here tonight,  We are wishing him well soon, but please, a warm welcome to JOHN AUST.  Colin played alto, tenor and bass saxes plus piccolo & vocals, and memorably, you may recall, did a little bit of tap dancing too – here is a photo of him.  I will eventually upload the rest in due course.  Also, you will notice GRAHAM WISEMAN was playing trombone with the band in 2016.  Graham played here often.  Remembering him tonight – although a warm welcome to GORDON RUSHTON too.