The ‘Bits and Pieces’ guys were all there, who we advertised, apart from Murray Salmon (double bass) sorry Murray, not sure why the change, but we had Roger Curphey on double bass instead, (Roger is a great player too). I made a note of a couple of numbers in the last section this time.
‘Clarinet Marmalade’ (written byLarry Shields & Henry Ragas of ‘Original Dixieland Jass Band’) in 1918.
‘Midnight and the Stars and You’ (written by James Cambell, Harry M Wright and Reginald Connelly) in 1934.
I am sorry but have just heard reports The Queen is ill and family has been called for – not good, so will publish quickly. Then work quickly on other advert almost finish.
Bob and his band – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent. Taken 10 July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt
Band leader, Bob Dwyer is a lovely jazz singer and trombone player. He is again gathering his Band together to play here at the Farnborough Jazz, the Social Club on Sunday, 4th September 2022. The ‘Bits and Pieces’ are namely Malcolm Walton (trumpet), Pauline Jackson (clarinet), Graham Collicott (drums), Chris Newman (piano) and Murray Salmon (double bass).
Malcolm Walton with Bob Dwyer’s Bix Pieces
at Tunbridge Wells Jazz Club Feb 2018 photo-Pete Curtis
Note: Malcolm Published a book called “Ask For ‘Blues’ “- ask him about it.
Graham Collicott plays drums with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 29th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
Paula Jackson (clarinet) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces Sunday 19jun2022 at Farnborough Jazz, Kent. Photo by Alan Walker.
Jackie Free’s Chicagoans play for Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016. Murray Salmon (double bass) with Jackie (trombone) Photo by Mike Witt.
Chris Newman plays at Farnborough JC seen here with John Bayne (b.sax) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces 10Jul2015. (Chris is on Committee of Gosport Jazz Club). Photo by Mike Witt. Love to see – remember John
Bob has been bringing us entertainment from many top-quality musicians for absolute years now and has never disappointed us. These guys and gals are included – they are all great friends, so please try to support them at our now newish venue. The more of you who come, the more our atmosphere will flourish, so everyone benefits. I love how music makes us feel good and these musicians keep us all young. My hair is bottle-fed I know, but I feel young inside when I can feel ‘live’ music. Please join us – you know I’m right.
We had the lovely band, Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. The wonderful thing about trombone player Bob is he loves to differ his program and sings some great songs. The band had super trumpeter, Mike ‘Magic’ Henry. It is not surprising that Mike was one of the trumpeters chosen by the great Chris Barber to play for his World-famous ‘Jazz and Blues Band’. Yep – he hit that incredible top ‘C’ note! Even the non-jazzers Club Members, who usually stay at the bar, came to listen to one of his solos and some of them actually stayed on. Paula Jackman played both clarinet and tenor sax, along side of Mike, superbly. Graham Collicott, our lovely ol’ pal, who tries so hard to play drums as good as Keith!!!! I’m only joking, he is actually just a bit better than Keith, ha ha. Chris Newman was on Piano, who kindly filled in for Hugh Crozier, had such wonderful lyrical sound. Someone requested a solo of ‘Baltimore Todolo’ a ragtime number, (giving the guys a break) just a real treat. Finally, I must mention Steve Smith, who played lovely double bass. He also filled in at the last minute. We have known him for some years, so we knew he was very capable of doing a fantastic job and would be unfazed. (He was with the ‘Mardi Gras JazzBand’ two weeks ago).
With a line-up like that, It was sure to be a winner.
Diane & Keith
Farnborough Jazz, Kent
‘Baltimore Todolo’ was composed byJames Hubert ‘Eubie’ Blake (1910)
Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces are playing on Sunday, 19June2022 2pm-5pm here at Farnborough Jazz. Bob, who plays trombone, has booked to play with him, ‘Magic Mike’ Henry on trumpet (I know it’s Mike ‘Magic’, but I like it), Paula Jackson on clarinet, Steve Smith on double bass, Graham Collicott on drums and Chris Newman on piano, (Chris was with us a while back, 2015 to be precise (when we were next door) – fares from GOSPORT, Hampshire, where he is on the Committee of the Gosport Jazz Club. What a distant to travel aye, makes even our Ken’s ‘short’ journey from Brighton to our club seem easy ha ha. Bob started off this year for us, being an old friend and so it goes without saying it’ll be a good one, so don’t be scared – just get there! We have to get you out of yourselves and back into our way (please). It always takes a new place time to appear ‘normal’. We are slowly gaining new young people, so it would also be nice to see our ‘old friends’ loyally supporting us, before there is no room for you.
(I still promise not to kiss you – well maybe Keith wont promise).
Diane – and Keith
Bob Dwyer, trombonist & singer of ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces’ at Farnborough Jazz Club on 30th January 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.
Mike ‘Magic’ Henry (one of Chris Barber’s trumpeters)
Graham Collicotte plays drums with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 29th January 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.
Paula Jackman playing clarinet & tenor sax
Steve Smith (double bass) with Mardi Gras JazzBand plays Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent)
CHRIS NEWMAN, piano and JOHN BAYNE, on ‘Big Bertha’ (baritone sax) with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st May 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.
It’s BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES band back here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) to entertain us tonight – Friday 28th February 2020. I’m so amazed how quickly another weekend is looming up on us. BOB was playing with Keith’s band last Friday, and I was telling you he would be back with his own band ‘next week’ and here we are already. Anyway, trombonist & singer BOB has booked MALCOLME WALTON to play trumpet, with PAULA JACKMAN on clarinet, plus HUGH CROZIER on piano & vocals, GRAHAM COLLICOTT on drums and MIKE BENNET on double bass. Lovely regular JOHN BAYNE unfortunately is unwell, so his Doctor has advised him to stop playing for a while. Anyway, I think it might be the first time both Paula and Mike have played for us here at Farnborough, so please give them both our best Farnbronian welcome, won’t you. Come and join us for another wonderful evening’s entertainment Happy birthday to Christine and Ken – that’s presuming their families don’t pinch them from us …. Your hosts Diane & Keith
As I promised, I returned to sort some photos out, but found problems, such as my newsletter for Bob’s last gig in October 2019, seems to have disappeared. I am soo tired having only had 3-4hours sleep last night, plus to sort something out for both Paula and Mike would take too long, so will just leave you with this one of JOHN BAYNE and to wish him a quick recovery and send everyone’s love (I know Mike will not let you down on double bass).
AND THIS VIDEO
John Bayne plays ‘Elephant Stomp’ with the ‘Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, 30jan2015. Photo by Mike Witt.
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
BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES will be our band for you on Friday 17th May 2019, here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). Hey yous, what a band it will be too! Band leader, trombonist & singer, BOB has a wonderful treat in store for you this coming Friday. He has booked Chris Barber’s other trumpet player, namely Mike “Magic” Henry (we have had Chris’ other trumpeter, Pete Rudeforth play for us here). But what annoys me, is I might not be here myself, so I hope you can come back again some day please, Mike. I am sure you will enjoy playing with the rest of Bob’s lovely band, who are SARAH SPENCER (clarinet, alto & tenor saxes), HUGH CROZIER (piano and singing), JOHN BAYNE (double bass & bass sax) and of course GRAHAM COLLICOTT (drums). Oh what a brilliant band I shall be missing! So music lovers, dont miss it yourselves too. Please come and support Keith for me and keep jazz ‘live’. Diane. Sorry Sarah, probs with photos, hence old pic not with the band.HOORAY – I WONT BE MISSING THIS – I AM NOT AWAY!
BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES will be entertaining you again tonight, Friday 15th March 2019, at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). BOB is a super band leader, a strong trombonist with a fab voice and that is why he has kept such a great band. These guys are MALCOLME WALTON who will be on trumpet, with SARAH SPENCER on clarinet, alto & tenor saxes, plus HUGH CROZIER on piano & vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass & bass sax and of course GRAHAM COLLICOTT on drums. They love the amazing sounds of composer & musician, Bix Beiderbecke (born 10th March 1903). It is amazing, how much he achieving before his death, aged only 28yrs. Bob’s band do a brilliant job keeping his music alive, for us to dance to. I’m looking forward to seeing them all again. Disappointingly, I missed them on their last time here, namely Colin Dobson’s very special evening (I know Colin would have been so proud). Come and join us again for another wonderful evening’s entertainment ….. Diane & Keith
Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Friday 14th December
BOB DWYER’S BIX & PIECES are here again at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tomorrow, Friday 14th December2018. Colin Dobson’s lovely family have sponsored the band to play for the celebration of Colin’s life. So please come with smiles on your faces (just as Colin always did) and enjoy Bob’s super lot. Band leader,BOB (trombonist & vocalist) has with him MALCOLME WALTON on trumpet, SARAH SPENCER on clarinet, alto & tenor saxes, with HUGH CROZIER on piano &vocals, JOHN BAYNE on double bass &bass sax, DAVE PRICE banjo &guitar and of course GRAHAM COLLICOTT on drums. Join us again for a great evening of dancing jazz. There will be no charge, but donations can be given to the family. Plus, there will be a raffle and Keith will be adding one of his limited editions of a Louis Armstrong to it. For those who haven’t been before, we have plenty of free parking and a club priced bar.
Your hostKeith will be with you – please help him though
because I might be missing …… I have shingles! I am assured by the National Health Authorities that it is NOT CONTAGIOUS (unlike chicken pox), but I will have to see how I am feeling. Obviously, I am so annoyed as I thought the world of Colin (we spoke many times on the phone over the years). So please, if I am not there, give Colin a really good send-off. Thanks. Diane