|Time||10:00 – 12:00|
About the group
“The Group currently has fourteen members and meets once a month at a member’s house in Maids Moreton from 10.00am to midday.
We listen to a cross-section of genres – New Orleans, Big Band, Swing and Modern Jazz with occasional visits to jazz venues, especially The Stables. The monthly meetings are themed with one of the members choosing the music or a film about jazz.
The Jazz Appreciation group and friends were treated to a fantastic concert by Richard Exall and Amy Roberts (both ex Chris Barber Band members).
They talked to us about the delights and perils of being freelance musicians, their careers, their instruments and the structure of Jazz. They played a wide variety of music, everything from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, through Come Fly with me, Stranger on the Shore, A Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells and other Jazz Classics. They Played Flute, Clarinet, then Alto and Tenor Saxophones, and Richard sang!
Many thanks to Dorothy and David Hill for organising this, a great time was had by all!
You do not have to be very knowledgeable about jazz to join the Group; just enjoy listening to the music. If you are interested in joining, just make contact – the detail is above.
|18/01/2019||Belated Christmas Jazz||All|
|15/03/2019||Sid Phillips and other British Bands||Elspeth|
|10/04/2019||Good Friday – No meeting|
|17/05/2019||Lena plus musicals medley||Robert|
|21/06/2019||Boogie Woogie||Mike B|
|18/10/2019||Billie Holiday||David H|
Details of Live Jazz in the area
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And there’s more JAZZ DATES COMING UP
Trip to Brittany in July 2019 to visit Fest Jazz.
Tad Newton’s Jazz friends have been invited to play at this premier French Jazz festival.
If you would like a long weekend of Jazz in France then contact Tad Newton firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performances will be throughout the beautiful village of Chateauneuf-du Faou and along the banks of the river Aune. The event is organised by Trevor Stent (former leader of the Blue Magnolia Jazz Orchestra) see www.fest-jazz.com for more details
Tad is organising Coach/Ferry/Accomodation, cost TBA per person subject to numbers.
The coach will leave Blisworth at 12:30 am for the journey to Plymouth. The ferry leaves at 8:00 and arrives in Roscoff at 15:00, you will then be taken by coach to the 3 star hotel for the stay. The hotel, entry to the Jazz venues and the coach and ferry costs are included in the price.
Send your email/phone number to Tad if you are interested.
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