Mardi Gras Jazzband, 1st March 2019

We have the MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND here for you tonight, Friday 1st March 2019 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  The last time Mardi Gras JC were here, it was our first night of the year.  It spelt disaster as we had the first heavy snow and we were unsure if we should cancel.  But what a brilliant evening for those of you who braved the elements and turned up to listen, enjoyed a dance and had a pint or three.  Rob had been in London all day, attending a big British Lion’s rugby do, so he arrived at our club with huge intentions to give us a huge party and that he did.  He played brilliantly and his lovely band joined him in the same spirit.  So now I can tell you to turn up tonight, because they just must match that evening, hmmm.  The musicians with trombone player and band leader, ROB PEARCE, will be LEIGH HENSON on trumpet & flugelhorn, plus of course JOHN ELLMER on his many reeds. In the engine will be JOHN STEWART on banjo & guitar, PETE CLANCY on bass and PAUL BAKER on drums.  Say, if you are Welsh, what better reason but to come out for the evening – It is St. David’s Day.  Join your hosts, Diane and Keith

Hey it’s the Mardi Gras JazzBand with band leader Rob Pearce (trombone), Leigh Henson (trumpet/vocals), John Ellmer (reeds&things), Marc Easener (bass /sousaphone), John Stewart (banjo/guitar) and Paul Baker (drums). when they played here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 13th May 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
John Stewart on guitar and Paul Baker on drums with Mardi Gras Jazzband at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) seen here on 13th May 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
Pete Clancy seen here playing double bass with Sussex Jazz Kings at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 29th April 2016.
Photo by Mike Witt.