Monthly Archives: June 2018

Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday, 29th June 2018


Barry Palser with his Super Six, is seen here on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.


Barry Palser’s Super Six played at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent in Sep2015. Pete Rudeforth was on trumpet then, seen here with John Tyson on drums.       Photo by Mike Witt.

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX are to be our entertainment this week, Friday, 29th June 2018.  We, at Farnborough Jazz Club, have enjoyed their jazz for so many years now, so we know we will have a great turn-out.  With England playing in the World Cup tonight (Thursday), we are sure even the most avid football supporters can take an evening off tomorrow (recording any matches) and come enjoy our jazz.  The Super Six are trombonist & vocalist BARRY, with PETE RUDEFORTH on trumpet, DICK DOUTHWAITE on clarinet, plus the brilliant engine playing of TONY PITT on banjo &guitar, ROGER CURPHEY on double bass and JOHN TYSON on drums.  Oh wowie – you better get your butts down here for some Farnborough fun.

Your hosts

The Granties (Di & Keith)

Martyn Brothers Jazz Band,22nd June 2018

Ben Martyn (double bass) leads his own band ‘Martyn Brothers’ (Dominique Coles on drums) at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th April 2016. Photo: Mike Witt.

JOHN ‘flashback radio’ RUSCOE on guitar & Dom Coles on drums  in the Martyn Brothers Jazz Band on 30th June 2017 at Farnborough Jazz Club. Photo: Mike Witt.

The MARTYN BROTHERS JAZZ BAND will be charging the air again at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB on Friday, 22nd June 2018.  BEN MARTYN (double bass &vocals) had booked Alan Grestie to play, but poor Alan was taken ill and hospitalised with a serious flu bug this week, so Ben has booked one of my favourites, ROB PEARCE on trombone.  A bit of a different sound, liken to The Louisiana Five Jazz Band of the 1920’s (only the second band to ever record their music) – should be a great evening.  Rob, just like Ben, travels frequently back and forth to New Orleans, so sure to give his all.  They will be joined by RICHIE HOWARD (clarinet), DEAN ROSS (piano) [sorry no photo of Dean as yet], JOHN ‘flashback radio’ RUSCOE (guitar) and DOM COLES (drums).  They are very popular in central London clubs and show their versatility, although certainly play the real New Orleans traditional style jazz for us here.  Regulars and newcomers, come and see what fabulous young musicians they are and enjoy a couple of Shepherd Neame pints at the same time, soaking in the atmosphere.  The music is from 8:00pm till 11:00pm (plenty of free parking).   

It’s ‘Live’ jazz

hosted by Diane and Keith   

Guest Rob Pearce, seen here with his own band, Mardi Gras at Farnborough JC 24jun2016. Photo by Peter Marr

Richie Howard (cl) & Dom Coles (drums) with Martyn Bros at Farnborough Kent 15jan2016 Photo by Mike Witt.


P.S. ‘4-In-A-Bar+1’ are performing at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Locks Bottom this Sunday, 24 June 2018, from 3:00 till 6:00pm (see special ‘Page’ at top of our website about it).  An excellent venue, where appetising Sunday roasts can be enjoyed, whilst being entertained with dinner jazz.  This month, Tim is unable to play for us, as he has a charity gig he does every year.  But we have an equally talented guest pianist, Alan Berry.  You have got to come to listen to us, we really are good.

Remember three weeks ago, we were booked for a lovely couple’s (Donna and Kenny) wonderful wedding at Leeds Castle (Kent).  Their wedding was just as expected, so beautiful.  I was very proud of ‘my boys’, they certainly were the business.  They looked very elegant too, in their DJ’s AND I don’t remember making any faux pars with my singing either.

Alan Berry on piano and Roger Curphey on double bass seen here with Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band on 23 February 2018 at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent. Photo by Alan Walker


John Lee on tenor sax seen here with Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent UK. Photo by Mike Witt.

Lord Napier Hot Shots, 15th June 2018


Lord Napier Hotshots play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday 26th February 2016. (LtoR) Bill Traxler (drums) Pat Glover (clarinet), Mike Jackson, (trumpet), Lynn Saunders (banjo) and Mike Duckworth (trombone) (luv the yellow & black striped socks). Photo by Mike Witt.

The ‘LORD NAPIER HOT SHOTS’ are returning to the fold here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB tonight. Friday 15th June 2018.  The musicians will be MIKE JACKSON (trumpet), PAT GLOVER (clarinet), MIKE DUCKWORTH  (trombone), LYNN SAUNDERS (banjo), BILL TRAXLER  (drums) and PETE CLANCY  (double bass).  I had a quick look back and was reminded they kindly agreed to cancel their last gig here, because that Friday, (2nd March 2018), we had severe snow.  Oh! and by the way, we have only closed a maximum of three times over three score years, not bad aye!  But I’m sure it is going to be a lovely evening, see you all for a swinging time.  If you haven’t been before, don’t feel nervous to come and join us, we only eat people on a Saturday.

Diane and Keith – your hosts

Mike Barry’s Frisco Fanatics, Friday 8th June 2018


Mike Barry, Band leader & trumpeter singing at Farnborough Jazz Club(Kent) in 2017. Photo by Mike Witt.

Mike Barry, Band leader and trumpet player 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

MIKE BARRY’S FRISCO FANATICS are coming to town (well the country side – ha) bringing that ‘West Coast jazz’ sound this Friday, 8th June 2018MIKE is bringing some great guys with him especially for you to enjoy both listening and dancing to, at our Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (BR6 7BA in the Sports Club).  These lovely musicians are to be TONY TEALE on clarinet, LES HANSCOMBE on trombone & vocals, GRAHAM BARTON on piano, JOHN SMITH on banjo, COLIN GRAHAM on sousaphone and BRIAN STAPLEY on drums.  Mike says this band is looking at 1900’s-20’s West Coast sound as played by such bands as ‘Firehouse Five Plus Two’, ‘The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band’ and ‘Turk Murphy & His Frisco Jazzband’, plus ‘Bob Scobey’s Frisco Band.  All of which had enjoyed the likes of Armstrong’s Hot Five, ‘King’ Oliver Original Dixieland Jazz Band, ‘Bix’ Beiderbecke and not forgetting ‘The Original Dixieland Jazz Band’.   I asked Mike about his cornet and he said it’s a hybrid instrument called a ’cornet-trumpet’!   Well if all this info doesn’t pull you in to our fun jazz club in your hoards (preferably by coach) to enjoy, I don’t think anything will.

Come and join us, your hosts

Diane and Keith (the Granties)

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, 1st June 2018


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Alan Alan Cresswell plays clarinet,, accompanied by Kevin Scott playing with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 17th June 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.




Tony Karavis plays trumpet with Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz Club, 24 November 2017. Photo by Mike Witt.





GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND will play at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) tonight, Friday 1st June 2018.    Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT, who plays tenor banjo & sings, has booked TONY KARAVIS on trumpet, ALAN CRESSWELL on reeds, plus ROY STOKES on trombone & vocals, CHRIS THOMPSON on double bass and MALC MURPHEY on drums.  Keith and I are unable to be with you, so you will have a lot of fun with your hosts, John and Len (the two 007’s) – always ready to make the evening successful making sure everyone enjoys themselves, just like this band does.  So be there and enjoy.