July 2019 Gigs – Reviews & Photos

10 July – Nick Ward’s Jelly Rollers

Maureen & John Carter:; “A ‘new’ band to us – four superb musicians playing the music of Jelly Roll Morton and 1930s ‘pop’ music from the South side of Chicago.  A good evening’s entertainment.”
David & Bridget: “Brilliant evening – all very talented musicians.  Such music from a small group.  Look forward to their return evening.  Music at speed?  Excellent!”
Jan: “Fantastic sound, fantastic musicians, all of them.  Let’s book them again!”
Terry Hinkley, Maggie Ventham & Sheila Dunnett: “5 *****! says Terry.  We enjoyed the evening.  Thank you all.”
Roger: “Superb jazz from four very talented musicians.  A very enjoyable evening.  Hope we can have them back again soon.”
Tony Baily: “What a great evening with the Jelly Rollers.  Excellent players with great piano man (Jon Penn), John Maddocks on Reeds and Spats Langham and Nick Ward driving them along.”
Betty Beale: “Absolutely terrific!  Makes you feel so happy!  Good medicine for all ills.”
John & Brenda Bugg: 
“Who can play as greatly as Spats,
Throwing out all those sharps and flats?
No-one gets nearer
To that long-gone era
He is to the guitar what the piano was to Fats.”

24 July – Black Cat Jazz Band

John Boulton & Cecily Hughes: “Some great classic New Orleans Jazz.  Ensemble playing, very together.  Nice solos too.”
John Rothery: “Six good musicians making music together.  Only a few vocals!  Guitar & Banjo that blended with the band sound.”
Pauline & John Bush: “Very much enjoyed Black Cat – lively and fun with good vocals and great varied selection of tunes.”
Maureen & John Carter: “One change of personnel from their last visit by this popular band with Pete Middleton depping on trombone.  A pleasant evening of gentle jazz from the 1920s & 1930s American songbook.”
Roger & Lesley: “Good to have them back again.  Cool jazz for a hot evening.”
Veronica, Maureen & Malcolm: “Lots of slow numbers which suited a very warm & sultry evening.  Six very good musicians playing old trad tunes very well.  Good gentle jazz without amplification – great.”

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