We have the GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND with us at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB this Friday, 25th November 2016. KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo) is the band leader and he has MIKE SCROXTON on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL will be on clarinet, ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, MIKE BROAD on double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums (KEN COLYER’S drummer for 7yrs). After last week, when we had a brilliant party-like evening, it will be a hard act to follow. However, this band can, because they also like to encourage you to enjoy yourselves. So if things are getting you uptight, with Christmas shopping looming up on you fast, then get yourselves over to us for the evening. You will find yourselves unwinding and ready for the World again, the next day. Their music begins at 8:00pm, finishing at 11:00pm and if you want, you can dance (however good, or bad you are), or just sit and listen. The bar has club prices, with pleasant staff to serve you Shepherd Neame beer etc., – so come on over and join your hosts, Diane and Keith for some ‘live’ jazz.
Hi everyone, it’s GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS on Friday! Yes, they’re back with us this Friday, 18th November 2016 at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Our ‘Kid’ GEORGE (trombone) has booked DENNY ILETT (trumpet), GOFF DUBBER (clarinet), ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT (banjo & vocals), JOHN SIRETT (double bass) and BILL FINCH (drums). Certainly well worth being there to enjoy, not only the fun of George, but the wonderful musicianship of all these guys. Keith and I will be there to host the evening, so join us please, to show these guys they are well appreciated. Also, the dance floor needs it’s weekly use.
Diane & Keith
P.S. Please go to the next entry too……
Reg. Charity No. 1085456
Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’
Sailability has applied for a £25,000 grant. Their main need is for installing wheelchair access. They have been short-listed and now need lots of votes (not your money). Please help by voting as follows:- (Voting closes 30th November 2016)
Go to OneFamily Foundation on your browser.
Register to vote.
Under ‘Community Projects’ find ‘Region’
Click ‘SE Region’ and find ‘Gravesend Sailing Club ‘Alicia Project’ Click ‘More’ and follow voting procedure.
Please get everyone you know to vote as well!
They need your votes for the following reason:-
To help improve disabled access to the club house.
Access to the clubhouse is very difficult for wheelchair users. At the moment, you have to go round the back, up a ramp, negotiate a couple of very tight turns, knock loudly and hope someone will open the door, then heave yourself over the step. This is a real barrier for existing users, for guests, and for expanding our base of Sailability members.
The plan is to install a wheelchair lift in the corner where Daisy lives, and a new pair of doors that can be opened by a disabled user with a key. This will make them independent of outside help. And crucially, give safe, legal access to the club.
But this costs money! Members have been extraordinarily generous over the pontoon and the crane, so they’re not asking for your money again! But they are asking for two minutes of your time.
They have a bid in for £25,000 from the One Family Foundation community awards. To win this money, they need your votes! For details of the project, and to vote, go to https://foundation.onefamily.com/projects/gravesend-sailing-club-alicia-project/
Voting closes on 30th November, so get voting now! And mention this to family and friends – the more votes, the greater their chances of getting the money for this important improvement to disabled access to the club house! Thanks.
PHOENIX DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND (7pce) will be entertaining us again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday 11th November 2016. PAUL HIGGS is back on trumpet, CHARLES SHERWOOD on clarinet, BILL TODD on trombone &vocalss, plus ALAN CLARKE on drums, DAVE BARNES on piano &vocals, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and JOHN STEWART on banjo& guitar. You all know these guys are top notch players, so don’t miss this evening – should be a goodern!
So come and join your host and hostess,
Keith and Diane
BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX will be setting off their own fireworks with their display of music at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent on Friday, 4th November 2016. BARRY (trombone &vocals), will be joined by ALLAN ‘Lord Arsenal’ BRADLEY (trumpet &vocals), JOHN CROCKER (clarinet, tenor sax &vocals), JIM DOUGLAS (banjo &guitar), ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums). I’m sure the evening will be as colourful as a whole lot of Roman Candles and will certainly be as exciting as the bangers that will be exploding all over the Country the following evening, but Barry’s Boys will give you dancing music as exciting as the Catherine Wheels seen. So come and enjoy our ‘bonfire night’, you’ll certainly have a sparkling evening with our ‘Super Six’ and
Your hosts, Diane and Keith.
P.S. So sorry, our landline has again been ‘out of order’ for over a week – I’m working on it!
P.P.S. Also sorry, I have a lot of catching up on newsletters – it will take a while, just please be patient. Thanks, Diane