(this is an old Christmas cartoon painting by Keith to Diane)
MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND is to be our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent)’s last jazz band of 2019 AND this Friday, 20th DECEMBER is not only our last gig of the year, but OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY TOO. We always have a wonderful turnout every year (whoever we have playing) and so you all help us make our parties swing full of fun and excitement. This year’s band will be bringing tons of their fun and excitement too. It is MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND’s first time of playing our Christmas gig because ROB PEARCE (with his lovely wife, Lisa Jane) plus some of the other guys in the band, often spend Christmas in New Orleans. Most of you know, trombonist Rob leads this band and the fun they have in New Orleans means ‘party time’ – hence their great band name. Rob is bringing with him, PETE RUDEFORTH to play trumpet, with JOHN ELLMER on his many different reed instruments, The brilliant engine will be PAUL BAKER on drums, plus STEVE SMITH on double bass and JOHN STEWART on banjo &guitar. We have already received many bookings, so if you want to be included, then book your seat as soon as possible please, so not to be disappointed in missing out – you don’t have to be a member. It does help me to organise the tables, if you phone beforehand (Tel: 07704190009, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org). You can bring your own food and candelabras, though not your own drink pretty please, we must help the Sports Club make it worth their while keeping their club-priced bar open for us. Oh! and yes, we always include many more raffle prizes at our Christmas parties. So start your Christmas frivolities with our party …. plenty of dancing and off-road free parking. One last thing, we will be closed throughout January, so our next club date will be 7th February – with Golden Eagle Jazz Band starting our new year 2020 off. Best wishes for Merry Christmas, a Happy Healthy New Year and thanks for supporting us during 2019 – from Diane and Keith – your hosts.
Keith and my next two performances of ‘4-In-A-Bar+1’ at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Locks Bottom will be SUNDAY 29th DECEMBER 2019 and SUNDAY 26th JANUARY 2020