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Savoy Super Six, Sunday 16oct2022

We are pleased to welcome the ‘Savoy Super Six’ and bring the fabulous memory of Barry Palser’s music again. So come this Sunday, 16th October 2022 at the usual time of between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, to say ‘Hi’ to them.

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 12th February 2016

As most of you know, when we lost our gentle giant – Barry, it was the awesome trumpeter, Peter Rudeforth, who kindly stepped in as band leader. The Super Five again joining him will be Tim Huskisson on his cool clarinet. It was Colin Graham, who replaced Barry as trombonist – such a nigh-impossible job, but Colin manages it with such feeling. Also, John Stewart will again be on banjo/guitar – we always love to see him, he has played with Keith on and off for about 40years. Unfortunately, Andy Lawrence is not quite recovered from back probs, but we are hoping to have the talent of Murray Salmon on double bass, to take his place, plus John Tyson will ‘light up’ those drums for us.

Please turn up and make the place ‘rock’ – yep – I mean ‘rock with tapping feet to Savoy Boys’ jazz’ – as I know these fellas do.

Di and Keith 

Tim Huskisson October 2, 2019
at Farnborough Jazz Club

Peter Rudeforth plays trumpet for ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019

John Stewart on guitar and Paul Baker on drums with Mardi Gras Jazzband at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 13th May 2016. Photo by Mike Wit

Mahogany Hall Stompers at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 20th May 2015. (LtoR) Colin Graham (trombone), Chris Marchant (drums), Brian Gyles (band leader & trumpeter), ‘Southend Bob’ Albutt (banjo), tony Teale (clarinet) and not in picture – Roger Curphey (double bass) and Tim Huskisson (piano). Photo by Mike Witt.

Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

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.


Newsletter for last Sunday, 3rd July 2022

We were savouring lots of very happy memories, thinking of Barry last Sunday, (3jul2022) whilst we were enjoying his band playing. He would have been most proud of them, I’m sure. What a wonderful afternoon of top class jazz. It was great to see some of our old friends back again, especially after Covid. It’s lovely to see the crowds beginning to build back up, we will beat this temporary slump. The musicians need everyone to get behind them. Don’t forget, the highly popular ‘Force Ten Big Band’ – seventeen of them – will be playing for you Sunday afternoon, 17 July 2022!

The ‘Savoy Super Six’ will be back with us 16th October 2022.

Cheers – Diane & Keith

Savoy Super Six, 3rd July 2022

It is our pleasure to bring back the ‘Savoy Super Six’ next Sunday, 3rd July 2022. This was previously booked for last February and was for a special tribute to Barry Palser. However, unfortunately our new venue had forgotten about a previous booking for a Christening party. Unfortunately we were cancelled. So Barry, dear friend – this Sunday is for you, a long overdue celebration.

The guys in the band are led by Peter Rudeforth (our second trumpeter of Chris Barber fame – the other one being Mike ‘Magic’ Henry who was with us at our last date). The rest of the front line will be Tim Huskisson on clarinet and Colin Graham on trombone. The ‘engine room’ will be John Stewart on banjo, Andy Lawrence on double bass and John Tyson on drums.

Now I know this will be a storm of a play by these ‘boys’ and no ‘Mother’s Day’ or ‘Father’s Day’, or main holiday, so how about it please, help make it ‘special’ for the band and give them (and us) a full house. Thanks.

Diane and Keith

Barry Palser (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, 27feb2015

Peter Rudeforth (trumpet) 






Tim Huskisson

Tim Huskisson






Colin Graham (trmb) & Brian Gyles 20May20

Smiley John Stewart on Banjo  8th April 2016. 


John Tyson drums)  15th July 2016

 Andy Laurence double bass 9th Oct 2015