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Tony Pitt’s All Stars 30/08/2013

The website is still undergoing re-construction, so please be patient during the interim.  Meanwhile, here is our write-up for next Friday.

TONY PITT’S ALL STARS are appearing here at our Farnborough Jazz Club on Friday, 30th August 2013.  Once again, Tony has put together a fantastic bunch of musicians, with some of the best names in British jazz.  You can’t get better than ROY WILLIAMS on trombone (Jazz Journal voted him No: 1 jazz trombonist on four consecutive years during 1980’s).  He has played with the likes of Terry Lightfoot, Alex Welsh and Humphrey Littleton Bands and has guested with many more international stars such as Bud Freeman, Wild Bill Davison and Ruby Braff.  As if that isn’t enough, Tony has booked ALAN GRESTY on trumpet (with Monty Sunshine’s Band for many years), AL NICHOLLS on saxes (was with Paul Gelato and Blue Harlem), ANDY LAWRENCE on double bass (who was also with Terry Lightfoot for many years), JOHN ELLMER on drums (no CV found, but Keith and I can vouch for him –he’s brilliant) and of course, TONY PITT on guitar/banjo (Tony’s CV reads such great bands as Alex Welsh, Mike Cotton, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Alan Elsdon, Laurie Chesco, Terry Lightfood and our old friend, Phil Mason).  No wonder Tony can obtain such an incredible line-up.  We are so thrilled and know it will be a knock out and magical evening, so don’t miss it.

Nice to be back, although the club has continued without fail, every Friday during our black out!

Diane and Keith