3rd – FB Pocket Orchestra
Julia Hubery & Mark Willis: “FAB-U-LOUS!!! Can’t believe we were treated to such a varied and imaginative and skilfully performed set. ESPECIALLY loved ‘Nobody’s Fault but Mine’ and ‘Maid of Constant Sorrow‘ so much.”
Maureen & John Carter: “A welcome back to this young & talented trio of musicians playing 10 instruments between the three of them. Their range of jazz numbers includes rags, blues, 1920s pop tunes plus ‘novelty’ numbers, etc. A very enjoyable change from the traditional six-piece line-up”
David & Bridget: “Excellent evening. All very talented trio of musicians playing many different instruments. Lots of lovely sounds. Please have them back again.”
Malcolm, Maureen & Veronica: “Great gentle jazz played by three very talented and versatile musicians. Wonderful entertainment. Very different style of jazz but none the worse for that. Again please!”
Roger & Lesley: “Three musicians, so many instruments! So talented and fun. Great mix of standards and rarities.”
Jan Almond: “One of my favourite bands. Excellent and entertaining musicians. And I love the variety of music they play.”
Pauline & John Bush: “Great fun evening with jazz of a difference with adaptable musicians – great vocals.”
The list of instruments included: Ollie Corbin – Cornet, Accordion, Tuba, Drum, plus Vocal: Jenny Russell – Clarinet, Washboard, Melodion (Suzuki), plus Vocal: Paul Stevenson – Banjo, Guitar, Tambourine.
17th – Southern Revival New Orleans Jazz Band
Ron Norman: “What a great evening. Excellent Sound. Very professional.”
Tony Baily: “A very entertaining band with very good players – not to be missed. See you all again next year.”
Nick & Heather: “They are about the best you can get for their style of New Orleans jazz. First Class.”
David & Anita, John, Vic & Sue: “Terrific – more of this please. Proper jazz.”
Maureen & John Carter: “A new band to us in Gosport, although many of the members are familiar to us from other bands! Playing a very distinctive style of ensemble playing characteristic of the early New Orleans bands with very short or absent solos. Very enjoyable evening.”
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