Monthly Archives: October 2018

Yerba Buena Celebration Jazz Band, Friday 26th October 2018

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

Yippee, it’s the ‘YERBA BUENA CELEBRATION JAZZ BAND’ back here at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) this Friday 26th October 2018.   They give out a wonderful replicated West Coast sound of the famous two trumpets of Lew Watters’  &  Bob Scobey, with the trombone of Turk Murphy .  These talented musicians who manage it are ALAN GRESTIE (1st trumpet &vocals), MIKE BARRY (band leader, 2nd trumpet &vocals), GOFF DUBBER (clarinet), COLIN GRAHAM (trombone), plus  TIM HUSKISSON (piano), PETE LAY (drums), JOHN ARTHY (tuba) and NICK SINGER (banjo).    You can certainly enjoy a dance or two  and the Shepherd Neame bar with club prices, so see you all on Friday for an 8:00pm start.   Some of us friendly witches & warlocks will be coming in our work clothes to listen to our jazz, so if you wish to join us and dress up, you will be most welcome.   

We have plenty of free parking – Our postcode is: BR6 7BA .

Dont forget your date with 4-In-A-Bar+1 at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon Pub is this Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 3:00pm till 6:00pm. Tim Huskisson plays piano at this gig.  See our advert in page above

London Jazz Kings, Friday 19th October 2018

Giants play at Farnborough JC, Kent  (Pete Rudeforth & John Tyson) 11sep2015 Photo by Mike Witt

The London Jazz Kings are appearing at our Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) for the first time in this presentation, on Friday, 19th October 2018 It will be an exciting evening, full of super talent.  How do I know, well because Pete Rudeforth will be playing trumpet and singing a few songs.  We also have another talent, namely Chris Lowe, playing trombone appearing for the first time here.  Let’s show him our usual warm Farnborough welcome.  The rest have been here before and know what a crazy lot we can be, so welcome back to John O’Neil on clarinet &sax, Mick Scriven on bass sax, Bill Traxler on drums and Nick Singer on banjo.  You better get here fast to grab yourself a table (don’t worry if I am not ready – you know my usual moaning self until I am – ha) to have a ball.  Music starts at 8:00pm and finishes at 11:00pm.  Why not come and enjoy a dance, or two.  Oh yes, we have a Shepherd Neame bar. 

Join us, your hosts Diane and Keith


Lord Napier Hot Shots, Friday 12th October 2018


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

The ‘LORD NAPIER HOT SHOTS’ are playing here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB tonight,

Mick Scriven plays his Ned Steinberger electric upright 5 string bass, seen here at Farnborough Jazz Club, playing with Lord Napier Hotshots – 29th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt

 Friday 12th October 2018.  MIKE JACKSON will be on trumpet, with PAT GLOVER on clarinet, MIKE DUCKWORTH on trombone, LYNN SAUNDERS on banjo, BILL TRAXLER on drums and PETE CLANCY on double bass.  It is such a shame that famous old jazz pub, The Lord Napier in Thornton Heath, was demolished last year, but it seems it may possibly be re-developed and return as a pub.  However, that is likely to be a long way off.   I remember Keith playing drums in Jeff Hatton’s ‘Manhatton Jazz Band’ (Pat & Lynn too), who, during the ‘80’s and 90’s, would play there whenever Bill Brunskill’s band would go on tour.  Bill held a residency from 1968 until the late nineties, which, according to The Thornton Heath Chronicle, was immortalised in a Thames Television documentary “Whatever Happened To Bill Brunskill”.  As the Chronicle said, the jazz heyday was during the seventies and eighties.  I can remember Publican Vic making the pub famous for jazz in the 60’s – The Delta Jazz Band and Mike Daniels Big Band playing there as far back as 50’s.  Publican Bob tried so hard to keep the jazz going till the end. Meanwhile, why not come and give this band some support.  They are a happy bunch of guys and it will be another lovely jazz night.  See you for an 8:00pm start ………

joining Diane and Keith – your hosts.

Royal Couple Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – 12th October 2018

I cannot close without passing on warm wishes and congratulations to The beautiful Royal couple, Princes Eugenie and Jack on their wedding day.  I took time out to watch most of it (hope to see a re-run too) and would like to say how absolutely beautiful and  elegant Princess Eugenie looked – her dress was gorgeous.  May I, on behalf of Farnborough Jazz Club, wish them a happy life together always.

Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Friday 5th October 2018

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.

GOLDEN EAGLE JAZZ BAND are back with us at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) on Friday 5th October 2018.    Band leader, KEVIN SCOTT (tenor banjo &vocals) will be joined by that jolly band of  musicians TONY KARAVIS (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (reeds) and of course ROY STOKES (trombone &vocals), including CHRIS THOMPSON (double bass) and MALC MURPHEY drums).  We may have a special treat for you too.  Kevin said possibly PENNY PAYNE may join us.  Perhaps  we can coax her to sing for us too.  Should be a super evening again. 

Sorry I haven’t got new photos sorted out for you in a while, but soon!

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

P.S. Can’t believe it, but it is our 1st wedding anniversary weekend (Monday being the day)!  So, we hope to really enjoy ourselves too.