Monthly Archives: November 2018

Pedigree Jazz Band’s ‘A Salute to Trad Jazz’, Friday 16th November 2018


Chris Walker, band leader of Pedigree Jazz Band, 2018. Taken from his own website

THE PEDIGREE JAZZ BAND (SPONSORED BY MARSTON’S BREWERY) are on tour again to present ‘A Salute to Trad Jazz’.  Their clarinettist and band leader, CHRIS WALKER arranges for the band to come on tour ‘down south’ every year and once again will appear here, FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, tomorrow, (Friday), 16th November 2018.  We are second on their schedule – they are at Hastings Jazz Club tonight (Thursday).        Chris has booked to join him, TONY MANN on trombone, ANDY CHISLETT on trumpet, JOHN NODDINGS on banjo & guitar, KEN AMES on double bass and playing here on drums  for the very first time will be SY GORELICK (pronounced G’Relic).   (See C.V.’s in ‘Page’ above).   We hope Sy enjoys the lovely acoustics that musicians say our Farnborough Jazz Club premises has.  Plus, a word to our Farnborough audience, let’s give him a warm fun welcome please, thanks (‘cos I know you are going to come in your hoards!). 

Pedigree Jazz Band (A Salute to Trad Jazz) – from their website L2R: Andy Chislett (t), John Noddings (b), Tony Mann (trb),    Sy Gorelick (drms), Chris Walker (cl) and Ken Ames (d.b).

The idea behind these tours is to give a little bit of history behind ‘trad’ Jazz, bringing a plethora of different numbers from the 50’s and 60’s. Don’t forget, this band fare from Burton-on-Trent, East Staffordshire, about 180 miles (from ‘up North’).  For anyone coming for the first time, we have a Shepherd Neame bar (with club prices) and we enjoy a dance or three or more.  Also, we have plenty of free parking.  So please come and support us and this lovely band, who will give you a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

Keep all jazz ‘Live’ with your support.

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

Tony Pitt’s All Stars, Friday 9th November 2018


Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on 21st November 2014 – with Tony pictured. Photo by Mike Wit

When the TONY PITT’S ALL STARS come to play for us, we are always rewarded with their excellent performances … absolute sheer brilliance..  Excitingly, we can tell you they’ll be here again (tonight) FRIDAY, 9th November 2018, here at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent)TONY, who plays banjo, has booked that exciting trombonists – you’ve guessed it, none-other than ROY WILLIAMS.  Roy was voted No.1 jazz trombonist of the year, on four consecutive years during the ‘80s (see newsletter 30/8/2013).  Joining them,  we have ALAN GRESTY on trumpet &vocals, plus AL NICHOLLS on soprano &tenor sax, ANDY LAURENCE on double bass and JOHN TYSON on drums.   You must admit, that is one hell of a line-up, so make sure you don’t miss this evening, starting at 8:00pm.  (Non-members are always welcome).  There is a Shepherd Neame bar and we have free parking.

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

Front line of Tony Pitt’s All Stars Jazz Band, playing for co-promoter, Keith Grant’s birthday at Farnborough Jazz Club on 12th August 2016. (LtoR) Dave Hewitt (trombone), Alan Gresty (trumpet), Al Nichols (soprano sax) plus Andy Lawrence behind (d.bass). Photo by Mike Witt (also a b’day boy).

Roy Williams (trmb) and Trevor Evans (bass) with Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on 21st November 2014. Photo by Mike Witt.











What an ‘engine’ aye? Andy Laurence on double bass, John Tyson on drums and the man himself, Tony Pitt on banjo with ‘Tony Pitt’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 9th October 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Sussex Jazz Kings, Friday 2nd November 2018

Taken from Sussex Jazz Kings’ website, (LtoR) Iain McAualay (trombone), Peter Clancy (bass&sousa), band leader Dave Stradwick (trumpet), Paul Sealey (banjo), Bernard Stutt (clarinet) and Pete Lay (drums).

Yes, it’s SUSSEX JAZZ KINGS playing here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight, Friday 2nd November 2018.  I know, I’m late again, but for your info, they are band leader DAVE STRADWICK on trumpet, BERNARD STUTT on clarinet, with IAIN McAUALAY on trombone, plus PETE LAY on drums, PETER CLANCY on bass&sousa and PAUL SEALEY on banjo (10yrs with the great Chris Barber’s band) and they are sure to entertain you with their enthusiasm and gusto.  See you tonight – 8:00pm start.  You’ll be ‘keeping jazz live’.

Your jazz hosts, Diane and Keith