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The PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND is to be our band for you tonight (Friday, 3rd August 2018) here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). Robin Coombs was their original band leader, but he had a life-threatening illness a few years ago, which although has recovered from, actually made him decide to retire. Robin has been a close friend of Keith’s since their teenage years. Drummer, Alan Clarke carried on running the band without Robin, in the hope he would return, but when Robin decided to stop, they continued on. So that is with musicians PAUL HIGGS (iridescent trumpet), CHARLES SHERWOOD (clarinet), BILL TODD (trombone/voc), ALAN CLARKE (drums), ROGER CURPHEY (double bass) and pianist ALAN BERRY, Alan was for many years with that jazz programme ‘The Jazz Club’ on BBC Radio, (now Radio 2). They make a super line-up and have enjoyed continued success ever since. It’s another lovely warm sunny day today, which I think will bring us a gorgeous evening, once again. So lets see you all again for another week of jazz ….
Your hosts – Diane and Keith.