Gigs

Last updated on 8 June 2024 

The venue for the Club is Gosport & Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE.  Further details, including links to a map, are given on the Location page.  All dates are Wednesdays and gigs will start at 8pm and end at 10:30 unless stated otherwise, usually with two short intervals.  

Attendees can now pay their entrance fee and for their raffle tickets by debit/credit card.  The Rugby Club does not accept cash, so you can only pay by credit/debit card for items at the bar.

Space is limited and, whilst casual guests are always welcome, booking is advisable – please contact Vicky Newman on 023 9242 9302 (if Vicky is not there please leave a message on the answerphone together with a number to call back or email Vicky Newman at GJCreserve@gmail.com.  (Note: the answerphone message is dual purpose & will mention ‘Brunel Carers’ then ‘Gosport Jazz Club’).

It is also requested that Members attending advise Vicky or Roger and Lesley of their intention (and, please, not on the day) so that the table layout and numbers can be adjusted accordingly for each meeting. 

The following GIGS are programmed: 

June 2024
19thJazz Café – A gypsy style group – their second gig at Gosport, but their first was in dreadful weather so we’re hoping for a bigger attendance this time – read the rave reviews last time and their biographies here.

26thAnnual General Meeting (note re-arranged date) – start time 7:30pm.  Meeting will be followed by Chris Newman giving a talk on Nat Gonella.

July 2024
3rdExcelsior Vintage Jazz with Cuff Billett.
17th – Paula Jackman’s Jazz Masters
31stHarry Strutters Hot Seven featuring vocalist Marlene Hill

August 2024
14th – Acoustic Jass
28th – Otis B Driftwood Showband – see their Facebook page

September 2024
11th – Gambit Jazzmen
25thStoryville Jass Band from Holland

October 2024
9th – Graham Collicott’s Hershey and the Hot Shots

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PREVIOUS GIGS:
Below is a list of Gigs already held, from January 2018 to the present.   Due to Covid-19 there was a gap, when no gigs were held, between 4 March 2020 and 22 September 2021.
Clicking on the month of a Gig already held will direct you to the Photos and Reviews of the gig held in that month.
A list of Gigs from 2009, until December 2018 is available in Excel, Libre Office and Portable Document (.pdf) formats.  The Excel & Libre Office versions also give an alphabetically arranged List of Bands as an extra worksheet with the dates they performed but the PDF version only gives the List of Gigs – see the List of Bands and their dates in PDF format.

June 2024
5th – Tim Eyles’ Mardi Gras

May 2024
8thGolden Eagle Jazz Band (also see their Flyer)

22nd – Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends

April 2024
10th – John Maddocks Jazzmen

24th – Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants

March 2024
13th – Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers Tribute to Nat Gonella – plus Chris Gower on trombone

27th – Bob Dwyer’s Bix ‘n’ Pieces

February 2024
14th – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band. See their Mardi Gras leaflet
28thThe Jake Leg Jug Band – Third time at Gosport JC.  Read their biography HERE.

January 2024
17thJazz Café – A gypsy style group – new to Gosport JC – read their biographies here.
31stThe Big Easy – Leeds based 6-piece Swing band

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December 2023
13th – Sarah Spencer’s Transatlantic Jazz Band – Christmas event.

November 2023
1stPaula Jackman’s Jazz Masters
15th – John Maddocks Jazzmen
29thLonnie Donegan Story

October 2023
4thLouisiana Rhythm Kings – new to Gosport JC – led by Simon Wyld, the trombonist who played with Golden Eagle JB here in July 2023.
18th – Gambit Jazzmen

September 2023
6thNo gig this week – it’s holiday time!
20thSussex Jazz Kings
27th (an extra event) – Storyville Jass Band from Holland

August 2023
9th – Graham Collicott’s Hershey and the Hot Shots
23rdTad Newton’s Jazz Friends – New to Gosport JC.
16thAnnual General Meeting – followed by Chris Newman’s talk ‘JAZZ – Capturing the Moment’.  For further information see the NEWS page.

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July 2023
12th – Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers
26thGolden Eagle Jazz Band (also see their Flyer)

June 2023
14th – The Otis B Driftwood Showband – see their Facebook page
Tim Eyles’ Mardi Gras

May 2023
3rdMartin Bennett’s Old Green River Band
17th Acoustic Jass
31st – Sarah Spencer’s Transatlantic Jazz Band featuring guest Jesper Capion Larsen from Denmark on clarinet

April 2023
5thHarry Strutters Hot Seven featuring vocalist Marlene Hill
19th – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band

March 2023
8thDave Moorwood‘s (depending on the browser or device you use, this link may not work but the following should) Rascals of Rhythm Tribute to Nat Gonella
22nd – Excelsior Vintage Jazz with Cuff Billett.

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February 2023
8th – Bob Dwyer’s Bix ‘n’ Pieces
22nd – Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers

January 2023
11thAcoustic Jass
25th – Andy Woon’s All Stars

December 2022
7th – Graham Collicott’s Hershey and the Hot Shots
21st – Xmas Party Gig – John Maddocks Jazzmen

November 2022
9th –  The Jake Leg Jug Band – Second time at Gosport JC.  Read their biography HERE
23rdGolden Eagle Jazz Band (also see their Flyer)

October 2022
12thLonnie Donegan Story – The Story and Songs of Lonnie Donegan’s rise to fame as “The King of Skiffle” – Britain’s most inspirational star before the Beatles.  Featuring Warren James on Guitar and Banjo, the Jazz Ace – Jim Swinnerton – on the Bass , the top New Orleans Drumming of Baby Jools, plus special guest, the BBC Young Musician of the Year, award winning Saxophonist and Clarinettist, Alex Clarke.
26th – Tim Eyles’ Mardi Gras

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September 2022
14thKevin Grenfell‘s Jazz Giants
28thStoryville Jassband (from Holland)

August 2022
3rdHarry Strutters Hot Seven (featuring vocalist Marlene Hill).
17th – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band
31st – No gig this week – All on holiday!

July 2022
6th –  The Jake Leg Jug Band – First time at Gosport JC.  Read their biography HERE.
13th –  Annual General Meeting – for further information see the NEWS page.
20th – Sarah Spencer’s Transatlantic Band

June 2022
8thMartin Bennett’s Old Green River Band.
22nd –  Excelsior Vintage Jazz led by Cuff Billett

May 2022
25thGambit Jazzmen
11th – Andy Woon’s All Stars – a different line-up from his Vintage 5, comprising Andy on cornet, Trevor Whiting (reeds), Pete Godfrey (piano] and, both new to Gosport JC,  Jarrod Elks (guitar) & Paul Witten (bass).

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April 2022
13thDave Moorwood‘s (depending on the browser or device you use, this link may not work but the following should) Rascals of Rhythm
27thPanama Café Orchestra

March 2022
2ndGolden Eagle Jazz Band (also see their Flyer)

16th – Chris Newman’s Georgians – a  Tribute to Nat Gonella – Line-up of Chris Newman (keyboard), Pete Dorday (trumpet), Derek Little (reeds), Tony Carter – late substitution  (baritone saxophone), Trevor Britton [double bass) & Chris Ford (drums)
30thAcoustic Jass – new to Gosport

February 2022
2ndBob Dwyer’s Bix ‘n’ Pieces – a different line-up with Bob Dwyer (trombone) as usual, plus well known (at Gosphttps://www.gosportjazz.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/IMG_2392-Jan-22a.jpgort) Hugh Crozier (keyboard) and Graham Collicott (drums) but new to Gosport, Mike (Magic) Henry [cornet), Paula Jackman (reeds) and Marc Easener (sousaphone).
16thSussex Jazz Kings

January 2022
5th – Tim Eyles’ Mardi Gras – a new band and line-up led by Tim (vocals only), Chris Walker (reeds), John Bell (drums), Paul Francis (piano) and Pete Maxwell {bass).
19th – John Maddocks Jazzmen

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December 2021
1st – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band.
15th – Christmas Party gig – Harry Strutters Hot 6 with Gloria Miller

November 2021
3rdDart Valley Stompers
17th – Tony Waller’s Prohibition Jazz Band.

October 2021
6thExcelsior Vintage Jazz – Personnel includes Cuff Billet (trumpet) Ron Rumbole (reeds) John Wiseman (trombone) John Hall (drums), plus banjo & bass, so 6 pieces in all.
20thKevin Grenfell’s Giants of Jazz

September 2021
22nd – Our very own Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers plus Chris Gower on trombone.

There was a very long gap between March 2020 and September 2021 when there were no gigs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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March 2020
4thRoger Marks’ Cornish ArmadaNat Gonella commemoration gig

February 2020
5thFB Pocket Orchestra
19th – Chris Pearce & Andy Leggett’s Sopranos

January 2020
8thAndy Woon‘s Vintage Hot Five
22ndGolden Eagle Jazz Band

December 2019
11
thSussex Jazz Kings – Christmas Party

November 2019
13
thPanama Café Orchestra
27thDart Valley Stompers


October 2019
2
nd – Slide by Slide – Kevin Grenfell (from the Jazz Giants) & Richard Leach on trombones
16th – New Orleans Jazz Bandits
30th – Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers

September 2019
4
th – Bob Dwyer’s Bix and Pieces
18thNew Orleans Heat

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August 2019
7
thFrog Island Jazz Band – first visit to Gosport Jazz Club this century!
21st Jeff Barnhart‘s Sweet & Hot Quartet

July 2019
10th – Nick Ward’s Jelly Rollers
17th – Annual General Meeting followed by a talk on Jazz history by Chris Newman.
24thBlack Cat Jazz Band

June 2019
12
thHarry Strutters Hot Rhythm with Marlene Hill
26thStoryville Jassband from Holland

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May 2019
1
stKevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants
15th – ‘Tiger’ Tim Eyles’ Ragamuffins
29thSunset Café Stompers

April 2019
3rdFB Pocket Orchestra
17thSouthern Revival New Orleans Jazz Band

March 2019
6thDave Moorwoods Rascal’s of Rhythm – Nat Gonnella Commemoration Gig
20thExcelsior Vintage Jazz Band

February 2019
6th – Henry & Minnie’s Old-Style (Rubber) Band  – Sarah Spencer & Graham Collicott
20thTony Waller and His Prohibition Jazz Band

January 2019
9th – Cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz Band
23rdThe Sopranos (Saxophones) – Chris Pearce & Andy Leggett

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December 2018
12th – Golden Eagle Jazz Band – Christmas Party Night

November 2018
14th – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band
28th – Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers with Chris Gower & Julie Horton

October 2018
3rdMartin Bennett’s Old Green River Band
17th – Bob Dwyer’s Bix and Pieces
31stSavannah Jazz Band

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September 2018
5thJeff Barnharts Sweet & Hot Quartet
19th – Gwyn Lewis’s Old Boy Stompers – From Sweden – another band new to Gosport Jazz Club

August 2018
8th – John Maddocks Jazzmen
22nd – ‘Tiger’ Tim Eyles’ Ragamuffins

July 2018
11thSussex Jazz Kings
18th – Annual General Meeting (starting at 7pm) plus talk by Chris Walker on Nat King Cole
25thDart Valley Stompers

June 2018
13thPanama Café Orchestra
27th – Apex Jazz Band

May 2018
2ndStoryville Jassband from Holland – another first time at Gosport Jazz Club
16th – New Orleans Jazz Bandits
30thMatt Palmer’s Eagle Jazzband

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April 2018
4thRoger Marks’ Cornish Armada
18th – Slide by Slide – Richard Leach & Kevin Grenfell (from the Jazz Giants) on trombones

March 2018
7th – Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts – Nat Gonella’s birthday commemoration gig
21stMike Denham’s Sunset Café Stompers
28thDoc Houlind’s Revival All Stars from Copenhagen – first time at Gosport Jazz Club


February 2018
7
thAndy Woon’s Vintage Hot Five
21stHarry Strutters Hot Seven plus Marlene Hill

January 2018
10th – Chris Pearce Jazz Band
24thFB Pocket Orchestra

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