Monthly Archives: October 2022

Savoy Super Six, Sunday 16oct2022

We are pleased to welcome the ‘Savoy Super Six’ and bring the fabulous memory of Barry Palser’s music again. So come this Sunday, 16th October 2022 at the usual time of between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, to say ‘Hi’ to them.

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 12th February 2016

As most of you know, when we lost our gentle giant – Barry, it was the awesome trumpeter, Peter Rudeforth, who kindly stepped in as band leader. The Super Five again joining him will be Tim Huskisson on his cool clarinet. It was Colin Graham, who replaced Barry as trombonist – such a nigh-impossible job, but Colin manages it with such feeling. Also, John Stewart will again be on banjo/guitar – we always love to see him, he has played with Keith on and off for about 40years. Unfortunately, Andy Lawrence is not quite recovered from back probs, but we are hoping to have the talent of Murray Salmon on double bass, to take his place, plus John Tyson will ‘light up’ those drums for us.

Please turn up and make the place ‘rock’ – yep – I mean ‘rock with tapping feet to Savoy Boys’ jazz’ – as I know these fellas do.

Di and Keith 

Tim Huskisson October 2, 2019
at Farnborough Jazz Club

Peter Rudeforth plays trumpet for ‘Granties Dixie Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 8feb2019

John Stewart on guitar and Paul Baker on drums with Mardi Gras Jazzband at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 13th May 2016. Photo by Mike Wit

Mahogany Hall Stompers at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 20th May 2015. (LtoR) Colin Graham (trombone), Chris Marchant (drums), Brian Gyles (band leader & trumpeter), ‘Southend Bob’ Albutt (banjo), tony Teale (clarinet) and not in picture – Roger Curphey (double bass) and Tim Huskisson (piano). Photo by Mike Witt.

Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Jackie Free’s Chicagoans play for Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on Friday, 5th August 2016. Murray Salmon (double bass) with Jackie (trombone) Photo by Mike Witt.


Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Sunday 2nd October 2022

Golden Eagle Jazz Band at Farnborough Jazz, Kent, 2oct2022

Thank you to everyone who managed to make it for Sunday’s Jazz. It was a wonderful day for Ken to celebrate his 90th year.  He actually began his celebrations the day before.  He drove from Brighton to Hastings on the Saturday for a huge family &friends’ party. Then drove the next day to us (Farnborough Kent) for our surprise party. He even had a dance and, if that wasn’t enough, afterwards, visited his nephew, then drove home back to Dover that night. Finally, he finished with his birthday celebration on Monday! Wow Ken, what a man!

He actually loves all types of jazz, but he holds a special memory of a moment that he held during an evening long ago, when we had the GOLDEN EAGLE before. Leader Kevin Scott, Tony Karavis, Alan Cresswell, Roy Stokes, Chis Thompson and Malc Murphey – Malc sang ‘Magic Is The Moonlight’ and they all made it a special afternoon. They were their usual self, such great fun.

Cheers to you all.

Diane and Keith.

Just a couple of numbers to mention, to give a flavour of the day…..

‘Magic is the Moonlight’ Music by Charles Pasqualey, Lyrics by Marie Grever (1935)

‘Dallas Blues’ by Hart Wand (1912) has been called the first true blues tune ever (published 1918)