Jazz Appreciation


Co-ordinator Derek Morgan
Telephone 01280 813033
E-mail jazz.appreciation@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 3rd Friday
Time 10:00 – 12:00
Venue House

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.

In December

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.

Jazz Programme

Date Theme Presenter
18/01/2019 Belated Christmas Jazz All
15/02/2019 Bix Beiderbecke Derek
15/03/2019 Sid Phillips and other British Bands Elspeth
19/04/2019 Good Friday – No meeting
17/05/2019 Lena plus musicals medley Robert
21/06/2019 Boogie Woogie Mike B
19/07/2019 TBA Bryan W-T
16/08/2019 Richard & Amy D & D
20/09/2019 Colours of the rainbow – or the resistance colour code for the engineers
bring examples of music with colours in the title – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet  and  Black, Brown, Grey, White, Pink, Gold, Silver e.g.  Mood Indigo…
18/10/2019 Billie Holiday David H

Details of Live Jazz in the area

Click on links for more information.

Jazz at The Bedford

Olney Jazz club

Jazz at the Walnut-tree Blissworth

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 tadjazzfriends@gmail.com.

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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