Sussex Jazz Kings, Friday 22nd December 2017

It’s our Christmas Party at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, here in Kent again and the date is FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2017 (£15 entrance on the night).  We have our old favourites, DAVE STRADWICK’S SUSSEX JAZZ KINGS to play for us.  Trumpet player & vocalist, DAVE (as most of you know) has been so unwell, but after treatment, was still hoping to get along to do this gig, Now the silly man has fallen over and broken his hip, so will not be joining us (Oh Dave, how could you do that to us! Really!)  Anyway, he has his usual band members all holding the fort, being BERNARD STUTT on clarinet, IAIN McAUALAY on trombone, PETE LAY on drums, PETER CLANCY on bass and KEVIN SCOTT on banjo, guitar &vocals!  Dave has replaced himself with TONY KARAVIS who will carry the torch – well a trumpet looks a bit like a torch, doesn’t it.  Of course, it’s not Dave I’m worried about, it’s Leslie !!!!!!

Sussex Jazz KIngs at Farnborough JC Sept2016

Hey, at the party, you can bring your own food – and candelabras if you want.  Also, It is to be fancy dress, (optional).  If you want to, but can’t think what to dress up in, I have suggested you could all come as Groucho Marx – black trousers, a moustache, a pretend cigar and you could write down a couple of one liners you might like to say to fellow partygoers!  Of course the jazz will be the main thing, the lads will do us proud, I’m sure.  All are welcome, but if you can let us know you’re coming beforehand, it will help to make the evening go smoothly (01689-603299).  Thanks.

Meanwhile, let’s all think positive thoughts and send some good wishes winging their way towards Dave’s direction (Horsham) for a speedy recovery & a happy Christmas to him & Leslie, they could do with a bit of luck wished them right now.

Plus CHRISTMAS EVE – don’t forget our Sunday gig too, ‘4-IN-A-BAR+1’.  We play lovely ‘Smooth Dinner Jazz’ (you know all the old standards) at YE OLDE WHYTE LYON, LOCKS BOTTOM, Kent this SUNDAY, 24TH DECEMBER 2017, 3:00PM-6:00PM,  The musicians are  JOHN LEE (tenor), TIM HUSKISSON (piano), ROGER CURPHEY (double bass), with KEITH GRANT (drums) and DIANE, singing a few songs.  (usually the last Sunday of each month).  Treat yourself and book a roast lunch (Tel: 01689-852631) served between 12:00 & 5:00pm.  Last time everyone loved the music, with many enjoying Sunday roast. This delightful Shepherd Neame pub (dated 1626) is situated in Locks Bottom, BR6 8NE, next door to Sainsbury’s & PRU Hospital. Sainsbury’ parking has changed on Sundays £2 ‘til 4:00pm (refundable for goods Sainsbury’s) with a walk-thru to pub at far right corner (if you face Sainsbury’s front).  NOTE:  IT’S  NOT THE LAST SUNDAY THIS TIME, AS THEY ARE CLOSED THAT AFTERNOON –  IN READINESS FOR A NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENING!  WE SHALL BE BACK ON 28TH JANUARY 

Your hosts for all this ‘live jazz’

Are the Granties Diane & Keith

Merry Christmas everyone and A Happy, Healthy New Year TOO.