Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) take pride in presenting the best every Friday evening and will continue to do so, This week, 4th OCTOBER 2019, is definitely no exception, because BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX’ is back to warm you hearts and make your feet tap. BARRY himself of course, plays trombone. He tells me he has PETE RUDEFORTH on trumpet and TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet and sax. Of course and the boiler-room boys this time will be ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass), JOHN TYSON (drums) and TONY PITT (banjo and guitar). With this wonderful euphony of sounds produced by these musicians, I’m sure you will all turn up – plus some new people too please, aye? The session will start at the usual time of 8:00pm and goes on till 11:00pm. We have a Shepherd Neame bar (at club prices) served by Cathy and Barb. We have plenty of free off-road parking too. All hosted for £10 entrance by Diane and Keith. P.S. have managed to upload a couple of photos on the last Barry Palser’s Super Six newsletter (9aug2019).
Hi everyone, the exciting MARDI GRAS JazzBand are back here tomorrow evening, this Friday, 27th September 2019 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). Due to their enormous popularity, they have been approached for many dates, thus becoming fully booked all week and turning away many gigs. Of course, as they are regular visitors to New Orleans, they play lots of different and exciting songs and hence their great popularity. These super guys in the band are band leader, ROB PEARCE playing trombone, LEIGH HENSON on trumpet & flugelhorn, JOHN ELLMER, with his many reed instruments, plus ROGER LEWIN, playing piano, with STEVE SMITH playing double bass and lovely drummer, PAUL BAKER. I’m sure a lot of you will be looking forward to a bit of fun and to dance the night away so get here early, grab a seat, joining us your hosts, Diane ‘n’ Keith. (Ok – took me more than couple of hrs to publish these photos! Also, sorry Rob – didn’t have one of you – think you were over side of the room to Alan – Diane)
I just can’t believe it’s Friday already tomorrow. How time rushes on and here I am again to tell you who is on for you this week. Anyway, we have GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS back to play for us (Friday, 20th September 2019) at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Trombone playing band leader, GEORGE has booked to join him, PETER LEONARD playing trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet & sax, JOHN SIRET on double bass and ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT on banjo & vocals. Bill Finch is still not feeling well enough to venture down to our little club, so George has asked Keith (my KEITH GRANT) to play drums… Once again, I feel confident you will all come charging through the doors to enjoy a pint or three, maybe have a dance or two and tap your feet all evening to their wonderful jazz rhythms. So let’s be having you. Your hosts Diane and Keith
I have uploaded some new photos to Newsletter of George’s gig, dated and taken 12th April 2019, so please take a look, but having trouble – sorry, will AGAIN have to leave it for another time!!!!!
‘BENNY GOODMAN REMEMBERED’ – returns for a 2nd appearance here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent this Friday, 13th September 2019. Last March was the band’s debut and as it was so successful, we have been requested to repeat the evening. TIM HUSKISSON will again play clarinet as BENNY GOODMAN, band leader, with COLIN BRAY playing vibraphone, as LIONEL HAMPTON and ALAN BERRY playing piano, as TEDDY WILSON. Also ROGER CURPHEY will be playing double bass, as SLAM STEWART, plus KEITH GRANT playing drums, as GENE KRUPA and (singing just a few songs – from bottle-fed brunette) DIANE GRANT singing as (actual blonde) PEGGY LEE (I know – try closing your eyes) …. As I said last time, although I’m nervous, I’m so excited to be singing with these brilliant musicians. I have only sung on a few occasions at the club because you do have to pay to come in, however – sorry, you still have to pay but only £10 for these fine musicians – hmmm. Doors will be open from 7:00pm, with music starting about 8:00pm, finishing at 11:00pm. Come early, as last time we had a full house. For certain, we will have a fantastic atmosphere – we always do. We enjoy dancing, we have a Shepherd Neame bar (served by Kath and Barb). We also have plenty of off-road parking. I think Jackie, John and possibly Len will be helping me at the door to greet you. Diane & Keith
GRANTIE is back this Friday, 6th September 2019 with his own band, GRANTIES DIXIE SIX here at Kent’s FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Drummer, KEITH GRANT will be helping to swing this lovely Dixieland jazz band along. He has a great guest star joining the band this week, non-other than PETE RUDEFORTH, who plays trumpet and sings with world-renown band leader, Chris Barber (I know, I’m name-dropping, but I’m allowed). Anyway, we also have fabulous musicians, tenor sax player JOHN LEE and trombonist BOB DWYER (he sings beautifully too) and swinging away in the engine room will be TIM HUSKISSON on piano and ROGER CURPHEY on double bass, both keeping Keith company (and in line – ha). I shall be so proud to sing a couple of songs with this fabulous host of musicians. Try to get there by 8:00pm, so’s not to miss a thing. Yes, it’s still only £10 to enjoy these top notch guys with us, Keith and Diane.
We are so pleased to welcome the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND back to our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight, Friday 30th August 2019. You will certainly be entertained by this traditional jazz band. They were last here 28th June, but I was in Spain and failed to produce a newsletter (unforgivable of me!). Bass banjo playing band leader, KEVIN SCOTT (plus vocals) has joining him tonight, TONY CARAVIS (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (reeds), ROY STOKES (trombone/vocals), plus JOHN SIRET (double bass) and MALC MURPHEY (drums). These musicians will make sure your feet are tapping, your faces are fixed with big smiles and you will go away at the end of the evening, brim full of happiness. What more can I say, except if you haven’t been to our club before, make your first visit tonight, entrance will cost you just £10. You will not be disappointed – we love to dance, have friendly bar staff, plenty of free off-road parking – so see you tonight for some great ‘live’ jazz. Your hosts, Diane and Keith.
Sorry, someone is playing ‘silly kids’ within our website, but I will carry on as if they dont exist……….. This photo is quite old, but a great photo dont you think.
BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES returns this coming Friday, 23rd August 2019, here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). As you know, band leader & trombonist BOB is a great oficionado of Bix Beiderbeck’s music. He has booked musicians, MALCOLME WALTON (trumpet), with SARAH SPENCER (clarinet, alto & tenor saxes, plus HUGH CROZIER (piano & vocals), JOHN BAYNE (double bass & bass sax) and GRAHAM COLLICOTT (drums). They are great to listen and dance to. It would be great to see some of Kent’s Farnbronian jazzers try us, you will love it. People travel great distances to come because we put on the best. We have a Shepherd Neame club priced bar, plenty of free off-road parking, plus a wonderful friendly atmosphere and don’t bite. Your hosts, Diane & Keith
GRANTIES DIXIE SIX are ready to entertain you again tonight, Friday 16th August 2019 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). That’s right, Keith himself on drums, is back celebrating a birthday (well that was last Monday, but he’s still celebrating – so his usual smile will be in situ tonight. He’ll be enjoying himself, helping to swing this lovely Dixieland jazz band along (and oh yes, I didn’t need to eat my hat – as I had promised to do last time if it hadn’t been enjoyed by everyone, because it was). Tonight, Keith has fabulous PETER LEONARD playing trumpet and singing, with tenor sax player, wonderful JOHN LEE, plus the tererific trombonist, BOB DWYER (of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces fame), also singing. Also swinging away of piano is TIM HUSKISSON,, Plus, enjoyable ROGER CURPHEY is back on double bass, keeping Keith company . I shall also sing a couple of songs. All this kicks off at 8:00pm – see you later – your hosts, Diane and Keith. …. sorry pics not sitting right – will sort soon!!!!!!!!!!!
BARRY’S back again here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) with ‘BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX’ this coming Friday, 9th August 2019. Of course, Barry’s boys are among the top best jazzers in the Country. These boys are ALAN GRESTY (trumpet), TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet and sax), BARRY himself (playing trombone), ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass), TONY PITT (banjo and guitar) and special guest star JOHN WATSON (Chris Barber’s drummer). Come ready to be really entertained big time. Music will be the usual time of 8:00pm till 11:00pm and if you haven’t been here before, we have a friendly atmosphere, a club-priced bar, dancing, a raffle and plenty of off-road free parking. Join us for a fun-filled Friday’s entertainment – entrance is only £10. Your hosts are Diane & Keith. P.S mislaid ‘mouse’ needed to upload photos – will be back in the morning!
Sorry – never did get back in August – but here are a couple of photos from that day:
We’re certainly expecting a humdinger with GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS on Friday, 2nd AUGUST 2019. What a band our trombone playing ‘Kid’ has planned to be with him (not that any of his band members aren’t anything but good). However, DENNY ISLETT is back playing trumpet and what a player – aye! Plus, you know what I think of TIM HUSKISSON, he’s playing clarinet & sax. JOHN SIRET is playing double bass, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT is on banjo (& brilliant vocals), plus KEITH GRANT will be playing drums – yes back again this week (unfortunately, sorry to mention, but Bill Finch is feeling ‘under the weather’ just now). Mentioning weather, small flying ants are out tonight – covering my car, so probably means hot weather likely). Come and have a drink tomorrow night to keep you ‘happy’ and hydrated and at the same time, enjoy the great music likely at our club. Diane and Keith – your hosts. P.S., so sorry, no time to sort photos again, please look back at previous newsletters of the band hmmm.