Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus Cancellation

Due to the Coronavirus and after much deliberation, we have taken the action to cancel Farnborough Jazz Club and Ye Olde Whyte Lyon Pub Sunday sessions, until further notice. This will most likely be for three months, unless this virus is sorted.

We hope you will keep yourselves positive thinking, still listen to your music and make yourselves watch programs to make yourselves laugh. Please, to all you lovely musicians, keep playing at home and don’t give up on us in the future …. and everyone, look out for our grand return. In the words of Christine, who was going to sing with me on Friday, ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

Luv Diane and Keith

Mardi Gras Jazzband, Friday, 13th March 2020

The MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND is back to entertain you this Friday, 13th MARCH 2020 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent).  Trombonist band leader, ROB PEARCE has booked trumpeter LEIGH HENSON and JOHN ELLMER, with his many reed instruments to front the band. In the engine room will be JAMIE PARSONS, playing piano, with STEVE SMITH on double bass and drummer DOMINIC COLES.  Rob tells me he has some new tunes for us to enjoy, so looking forward to seeing you all. Don’t worry – we won’t have a crowd of 5,000 and I promise not to enforce your forfeit and kiss you, so you will be safe to come out and enjoy yourselves. Just a reminder, music starts at 8:00pm – ending at 11:00pm. You can get a few dances in during that time, as well as a few pints too – Keith can vouch for that (I suppose I can as well – hmmm).  I’ve even got back to bringing out the red tablecloths. Bring your family with you, this band appeals to ‘young tastes’ too, being the music is a real Mardi Gras party flavour. Your hosts, Diane and Keith

(I hope to obtain a photo of Jamie later)

Lovely pic of John Ellmer on tenor sax with Tim Huskisson on piano, Rob Pearce on trombone and Leigh Henson on trumpet part of the Mardi Gras JazzBand at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 19th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.


Dominic Coles on drums with Mardi Gras Jazzband.

Steve Smith (double bass) with Mardi Gras Jazzband plays Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent)

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars. 6th March 2020

Hi everyone, ‘GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS’ will be here tomorrow, Friday, 6th March 2020 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent). Trombonist GEORGE’S STARS will be PETER LEONARD (trumpet), ALAN CRESSWELL (clarinet), DEREK PRING (double bass – I wonder if he’ll bring his sousaphone), JOHN SMITH (banjo) and KEITH GRANT (drums).  I think we will be lucky with the weather tomorrow night – warmer and not wet! So, grab your dancing shoes and join us for some cheering up music. £10 entrance.   Cath and Barb will serve you at our ‘Shepherd Neame’ bar, the music is from 8:00pm till 11:00pm and we have free off-road parking. What more do you need to brush of those blues of recent events and join us, your hosts Diane and Keith?  

George ‘Kid’ Tiidman at Farnborough Jazz Club 23nov2018. Photo by Mike Witt.

I’ll try to get back with some photos tomorrow.