Trust you have all had a
I certainly have!!
“The Steve King Big Band 60th Birthday Tour“ arrives at Solihull Arts Complex on Sunday 21st September.
Steve has run the band for almost 45 years making it one of the longest existing big bands around. It still has several members who have been with the band over 40 years plus a sprinkling of the area’s young jazz talent.
With a regular line-up including tuba and percussion, plus a multi doubling woodwind section, the band offers a unique twist on the big band repertoire.
Tickets are available from the box office on 0121 704 6962”
THE BLUES ARE BACK IN BRUM...
...That is, if they ever went away. From September 23rd, Tuesday will be Bluesday at The Asylum 2 with some of the finest Blues bands about, digging into the urban and country Blues of Chicago and The Delta and stopping off at all points between.
The opening party will feature The 58’s Blues Band, followed in successive weeks by Grey Goose Blues Band, Peoples Republic of Mercia, Steve Ajao Blues Giants, The Whiskey Brothers and Paul Stedman Blues Band – and there will be more to follow.
The Asylum 2 is Brum’s coolest Blues bar and lies adjacent to its big brother, The Asylum, on Hampton Street in Hockley.
Congratulations to the Bank Street Syncopators who raised £600 for the Rugby Food Bank at their concert at the Railway Social Club in Rugby.
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Barbara Taylor, who has been ill in hospital.
... keep Jazzin’
On Monday September 1st Swing from Paris bring you the sounds of a chic Parisian café and the French jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Kenilworth Jazz Club (painting by Michael Butter).
Ace Drummin’ Man, John Petters invites you to some of the most exciting traditional jazz and swing events anywhere!
The Mississippi Rag (USA): "England’s finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."
Louis Armstrong Celebration Jazz Festival
Friday 12th - Monday 15th September 2014 @ South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Bay, nr Chichester, Sussex
Full Board from £229 per person. The festival includes 15 different live concerts ranging from Ragtime, New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and American Songbook. Over 30 top musicians, as well as jazz lectures, Jazz Forums, Jazz Quiz. Dancing or listening - the choice is yours. Over 160 people already booked - limited availability - book quickly!
12th William Shakespeare Jazz’n’Swing Festival @ the Holiday Inn Hotel, Stratford upon Avon.
The Bard’s Bash! Saturday 22 - Monday 24th November. 2014
Half board, 4 star accommodation from £239 per person. Similar format to the above festival, but in the Bard’s birthplace in a high quality hotel. Selling very quickly. Limited music only day tickets also available - £35 Saturday & £40 Sunday
Artistes appearing at these festivals include: Drums: John Petters, Colin Bowden, Jack Cotterill Trumpet / cornet: Alan Gresty, Allen Beechey, Ken Sims, Chez Chesterman, Teddy Fullick, AIan Bateman Trombones: Dave Hewett, Mike Pointon, lan Bateman, Reeds: Pete Allen, John Wurr, Karl Hird, Trevor Whiting, John Crocker, Amy Roberts, Richard Exall, Piano: Colin Bray, Tim Huskisson, JJ Vinten, Guitar / banjo: Jonathan Graham , Jim Douglas, Tim Phillips, Dave Moorwood, Sean Moyses Bass: Annie Hawkins, Heather Birt, Keith Donald
Last Few Tickets for the London Sensational Louis Armstrong Riverboat Shuffle on the Dixie Queen, Saturday 6th September 2:15pm Boarding 5:30pm return With John Petters New Orleans All Stars plus Trefor Fingers Williams Usual Suspects. Tickets £29.50
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