September 2018 Gigs – Reviews & Photos

Jeff Barnhart’s Sweet & Hot Quartet – gig on 5 September 2018:

Margaret & Jim Bevington: “Very entertaining.  Excellent musicians.  Good variety.”
Malcolm, Maureen & Walker: “Superb.  The early Piano/Banjo duet was sensational.  Four great musicians on top form.  Very entertaining.”
Roger & Lesley: “Third time and they get better and better. Great mix of music.  We’re just waiting for 2019!”
Maureen & Joh n Carter: “A welcome return for Jeff & Ann Barnhart from the USA on their third visit to Gosport.  The unlikely combination of flute and banjo, plus the more conventional piano and drums make a superb sound on various jazz numbers – all Sweet & Hot!”
Nich & Heather Anderson: “The usual high standard one expects from this international band and wide selection of numbers from the golden age of jazz”
Robert & Brenda Davenport: “Great flute & vocals from Anne Barnhart.  Please  ensure she’s featured again.”
Jean Chase & Jean Petty: “Great stuff!  A most enjoyable and enchanting evening.”

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19 September – Gwyn Lewis’s Old Boy Stompers

Maureen & John Carter: “All the way from Sweden – well, four of them plus Gwyn Lewis from Swansea who is now living in Stockholm plus our own Chris Newman on keyboard.  A super evening of New Orleans Jazz.”
David & Anita Cairns, John Killian, Vic & Sue Pheasant: “Terrific Band.  Great musicians.  Great humour.  Chris was exceptional on keyboard as always!!”
Pauline & John Bush: “An excellent evening of jazz with a Swedish accent by great musicians.  Welcome anytime!!”
Diana & Brian Nutting: “Good music selection.  Worked very well together considering one or two ‘guest’ players tonight.”
Roger & Lesley: “Excellent musicians – some old ones – tunes that is! and some new.  Really enjoyable evening – good music & good fun.” 
Maureen & Malcolm Swire and Veronica Walker: “First class band, especially considering there were two guests, with a repertoire that included some unusual numbers.  Especially liked the strong string bass and a banjo player who could sing too.  Great entertainment.”
Bridget & David Salmons: “We loved the band’s rendering Basin Street Blues, as well as other different pieces.  A good evening once again.”

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