Jazz Newsletter Mid-April 2019

Hello Folks,

59 people were treated to an action-packed musical performance by drummer Steve Rushton and his band on the 9th April at the Grayshott Jazz Club. Steve was in sparkling form alongside a rhythm section of veteran bass player Paul Morgan and stand-in key-board player Mike Gorman who provided a splendid rhythmical platform for trumpet and flugal horn player Dave Priseman and multi reedist and flute player Mick Foster. All this was topped off with the vocal pyrotechnics of Miss Louise Cookman who’s portrayal of Anita O’Day at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival was outstanding. For me though bassist, Paul Morgan’s feature on ‘In a sentimental mood’ took the audience to a higher musical level. This band surely deserves better recognition than it already has.

The Jazz at the club next week is a normal (Sub-normal/abnormal) session with Bill’s usual gang now featuring Andy Norman for the next couple of months.

The next concert is, of course, Charity Ukes for the Air Ambulance on Tuesday 14th May 8 -10.30 starring the uke group Shades supported by Victoria. Admission £10 and tickets now on sale at the club

There will be the usual raffle (RAFFLE not NAFFLE) and all proceeds will be going to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

I hope you you will enjoy this evening of Ukulele playing and singing in aid of a very good cause.

Mike

Dates for the diary
Tuesday April 30th – Binkie’s Dixies with Andy Norman
Tuesday May 14th Concert – Charity Uke – Shades £10
Sunday May 19th Wine and Jazz evening at The Chocolate Frog 8-11 With Rico Tomasso, Richard White, Dave Doel and Mike Deighan
Tuesday May 28th – Binkie’s Dixies – Jazz Club
Tuesday June 11th Concert – Enrico Tomasso and band – £10
Sunday June 16th The Chocolate Frog, Oakhanger. 12 – 3 Richard, Dave and Mike
Tuesday June 25th – Binkie’s Dixies with special Guest Mike Cotton
Coming in September – THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN!

Jazz Newsletter – April 2019

Hello Folks,

It was nice to see Andy Norman on trumpet at last month’s gig. We will have him back with us this month. I thought Bill was on form that night and the vocal interlude with Martin Sims (Gelf goes Gershwin) went down well.

Tomorrow (9th April) we are looking forward to the return of the tribute to Gene Krupa/Anita O’Day evening with Cool Heat Burning Beat starring the fabulous drummer/band leader, Steve Rushton and brilliant chanteuse Louise Cookman. We are sure everyone will be entertained by this superb group of musicians.

To the future – we will be presenting at the club, a charity Uke evening to raise money for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Headlining the evening will be the five piece Uke band, ‘Shades’, from Farnham. Also on the bill be Victoria who will sing and play the Uke. I will be on hand as compere for the evening and will fill in if required.

Hope to see you all on Tuesday

Enjoy the jazz Mike

Dates for the diary

Tuesday April 9th Concert – Steve Rushton (drummer) and band – £10
Tuesday April 30th – Binkie’s Dixies with Andy Norman
Tuesday May 14th Concert – Charity Uke – Shades £10
Sunday May 19th Wine and Jazz evening at The Chocolate Frog 8-11
With Rico Tomasso, Richard White, Dave Doel and Mike Deighan
Tuesday May 28th – Binkie’s Dixies – Jazz Club
Tuesday June 11th Concert – Enrico Tomasso and band – £10
Sunday June 16th The Chocolate Frog, Oakhanger. 12 – 3 Richard, Dave and Mike
Tuesday June 25th – Binkie’s Dixies with special Guest Mike Cotton
Coming in September – THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN!