IT IS RAINING AND WARMER HERE, SO WE ARE GOING AHEAD WITH TONIGHT 1ST FEBRUARY.  I’ll tell you though, we have ummed and ahhed as to if we should cancel or not. 

Yippee, I am ready, fun provided by MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND.
Trombone player and band leader ROB PEARCE will have with him LEIGH HENSON on trumpet, JOHN ELLMER on his many reeds, JOHN STEWART on banjo & guitar, STEVE SMITH on bass and DOMINIC COLES on drums.

I cannot believe it though!  We closed for the whole of January and of course, the weather was fine.  But our first day back and ice & snow!  Well, what else aye!  Anyway, rain is here and temperature is up. Many of you realise that if we ever need to cancel, it is a huge job to reach the many unknown numbers of you who may turn up, especially those not on computers.  During which time, the weather can change and warm up.  But we have to make the decision earlier in the day, to give time to reach you all.  Once we decide to cancel and start calling people, there is no going back.  The main reason for any cancellation is always due to the car park having no movement during the day, so snow or ice doesnt disappear. However, the nursery school is open today, so there has bee plenty of cars in the car park.  So let’s be seeing you all – get there!

Rob Pearce of Mardi Gras JazzBand taken at Diane’s birthday party 12jan2018 by Mike Witt
Mardi Gras JazzBand’s front line – John Ellmer (tenor sax), Leigh Henson (trumpe)t and Rob Pearce (trombone) at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 13th May 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
Smiley John Stewart on Banjo with Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang at Farnborough Jazz Club on 8th April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Your hosts Diane and Keith