Monthly Archives: October 2019

Granties Dixie Six, Friday 1st November 2019

This Friday, 1st November 2019 is to be Keith’s own band – GRANTIES DIXIE SIX – appearing here at our own FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB here in Kent.  My drumming man, KEITH GRANT is bringing you again a fabulous evening of swinging jazz. For this occasion, Keith has booked MALCOLME WALTON to play trumpet.  Malcolm played with the band back in July and what a super evening that was too. The rest of the guys will be tenor sax player JOHN LEE, trombonist BOB DWYER (Bob, as most of you know, also has a great voice), plus TIM HUSKISSON, playing piano, ROGER CURPHEY, playing double bass and I will be singing a couple of songs. As usual, get there for 8:00pm and £10’s-worth of great enjoyment. Your hosts Keith and Diane

The following photos were taken by Alan Walker 6th September 2019:

Granties Dixie Six taken at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 6th September 2019, with Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), John Lee (tenor sax), Bob Dwyer (trombone), Tim Huskisson (piano), Roger Curphey (double bass) and Keith Grant (drums) (plus Diane Grant sang couple). Photo by Alan Walker.




Tony Pitt’s All Stars, Friday, 25th October 2019

TONY PITT’S ALL STARS will be performing for us again this FRIDAY, 25th October 2019, here at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  TONY, who plays banjo and guitar, has some pretty fabulous musicians joining him again (as always). They will be ALAN GRESTY on trumpet &vocals, TIM HUSSKISON on clarinet &soprano sax, GRAHAM HUGHES on trombone (& possibly vocals), ANDY LAURENCE on double bass and JOHN TYSON on drums. The evening starts at the usual time of 8:00pm, ending at 11:00pm. We have a Shepherd Neame bar at club prices (with Kath and Barb to ‘pour the pints’), plus a dance floor for our dancers (hey, please note ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ lovers, we play the right music here too!!!!).  We only charge £10.  Must mention too, we have free off-road parking.  All are welcome – your hosts, Diane and Keith

Tony Pitt at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) October 25, 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Alan Gresty (trumpet) and Al Nicolls (tenor sax) are driven by John Ellmer on drums with ‘Tony Pitt’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 6th May 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.




Tim Huskisson

Graham Hughes (trombone), one of Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Keith’s special birthday at Farnborough Jazz Club, 14th August 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Andy Lawrence plays double bass and John Ellmer plays drums for Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club for Keith’s birthday on 12th August 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Tyson plays drums for Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 9th October 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.


Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday 4th October 2019

Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) take pride in presenting the best every Friday evening and will continue to do so,  This week, 4th OCTOBER 2019, is definitely no exception, because BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX’ is back to warm you hearts and make your feet tap. BARRY himself of course, plays trombone.  He tells me he has PETE RUDEFORTH on trumpet and TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet and sax. Of course and the boiler-room boys this time will be ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass), JOHN TYSON (drums) and TONY PITT (banjo and guitar). With this wonderful euphony of sounds produced by these musicians, I’m sure you will all turn up – plus some new people too please, aye?   The session will start at the usual time of 8:00pm and goes on till 11:00pm.  We have a  Shepherd Neame bar (at club prices) served by Cathy and Barb. We have plenty of free off-road parking too.  All hosted for £10 entrance by Diane and Keith.   P.S. have managed to upload a couple of photos on the last Barry Palser’s Super Six newsletter (9aug2019).

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, with Barry (trombone), John Crocker (reeds), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), Tony Pitt (banjo), Andy Laurence (double bass) and John Tyson (drums) on 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, 27feb2015 Photo by Mike Witt

Tim Huskisson plays clarinet (Tony Pitt in background) with Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt. 27Feb2015