Tony Pitt’s All Stars, Friday 1st December 2017

Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 9th October 2015. (LtoR) John Tyson (drums), Al Nichols (tenor sax) and Tony Pitt (banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.



Giants Pete Rudeforth (trumpet) and John Tyson (drums play at Farnborough JC, Kent 11sep2015

Dave Hewitt plays baritone horn, with Tony Pitt’s All Stars at Farnborough JC, Kent 29may2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Day, double bass (photo from Kenny Ball Junior and his Jazz Band’s website (

We really are thrilled to have TONY PITT’S ALL STARS play for us again, because the musicians Tony gets truly are ‘stars’ in their own right.  They return this FRIDAY, 1st December 2017 at our happy FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) I can’t believe we are already reaching December – when did our ‘summer’ happen?  TONY (banjoist) will have with him this time  PETE RUDEFORTH (trumpet&vocals), DAVE HEWITT (trombone) and AL NICHOLLS (soprano & tenor sax) and JOHN TYSON (drums).  Plus we have JOHN DAY (double bass) who, like Tony and Pete, has played in the Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and Chris Barber Bands (Tony also played in The Alex Welsh Band).  Tony was here just five weeks ago with a few different stars and what an evening we had then (as he says – hot foot tapping traditional jazz and as I say ‘at its best’ to listen to, or dance to).  I told you they were all top notch guys and to get here early, because we would expect a great turnout.  You did and even with several regulars missing (due to illnesses and late holidays etc.), we still had a fabulous turnout winning evening.  Obviously, with many regulars back, we’ll surely have a mind-blowingly exciting evening again – so come on one and all, join us again – enjoy ….

with your hosts,

Granties Di & Keith

P.S. So sorry I was absent last Friday, without a letter from my mum too.  I know, I always insist one from all of you, but I couldn’t find a pen before rushing off to my brother in A&E.  Keith had a hard evening, coping with many problems.  But cope, he did and was grateful for those of you who helped – thanks everyone.  By the by, thanks to the Premier Inn, off M1’s J9 (next to Harvester) who were so kind to my sister and to me.  If you need to stop anwhere in that area, use them.  The staff were all wonderful, every one of them.

P.P.S.  Also, thanks for not forget our smooth Dinner Jazz gig last Sunday (‘4-IN-A-BAR+1’ at YE OLDE WHYTE LYON, LOCKS BOTTOM, Kent).  It was packed out and it sounds like I wasn’t missed at all, well, apart from driving Keith home, ha ha.  Reminder on that one, we will be back Christmas Eve 3-6pm, for a Special (still free too).   I’ll try harder to learn my words …. hmm.  This Sunday is instead of New Year’s Eve day Sunday, which is the last one in December.

P.P.P.S Our Farnborough Jazz Club’s Christmas party will be £15 entry.

Fancy Dress – Your choice (& optional).


(First time in over 25yrs at Farnborough – and before that, never at Badgers Mount Hotel)