Christmas Jazz Newsletter – December 2017

Dear Jazzers

The season of Scant Applause (groan) is upon us once more, time to get out the funny hats and the mistletoe.
The Christmas party is next Tuesday (19th December) and we welcome back, as a special guest, Big John Lee on tenor sax who will be augmenting Bill’s Dixie Demons. I am particularly looking forward to the musical cut and thrust from Richard and Big John.
We will be providing the usual Christmas comestibles for this festive occasion and, among other attractions on the night, Jolly Jim will make an appearance ably assisted by Richard’s right hand – gread and gutter anyone?
Don’t forget in the New Year on the 9th January we have the return of the Nevada Street Four. Tickets are on sale behind the bar. Make sure you get your’s – this is the perfect band to banish those post-Christmas blues. I will be giving a detailed description of the band in the next newsletter.
Happy Jazzmas to one and all.

Mike Deighan

 

What’s On This Week- Christmas Quiz, Christmas Draw and Man City v Spurs

The run-up to Christmas begins at the Club this weekend with Nick’s Infamous Christmas Quiz at 7:30pm next Saturday evening, the 16th December. The quiz is for teams of up to 8, costs £3 per head and is always a great evening. Put your team name on the list on the notice board and pay on the evening. The next day we will be drawing our Christmas Raffle at 5pm, tickets are still available at £1 per strip from the bar – there will be many Christmassy prizes to help you get through the festive season.  Christmas Jazz Club with Binky’s Festive Dixie Demons is on Tuesday 19th at 8pm and, finally, on Friday the 22nd we welcome back popular local band iWitness from 8:30pm, entry is free and all members and guests are welcome.

There’s a full Premier League fixture list in the run up to the Christmas weekend, including evening games this week with Huddersfield v Chelsea on Tuesday evening and West Ham v Arsenal on Wednesday. Over the coming weekend we will be showing four games, the highlight is the clash between Man City and Spurs at 5:30pm on Saturday. Next week we will be showing two of the Quarter Finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Tuesday 12th December::
Huddersfield v Chelsea (Premier League) 20:00

Wednesday 13th December
West Ham v Arsenal (Premier League) 20:00

Saturday 16th December
Leicester v Palace (Premier League) 12:30
Man City v Spurs (Premier League) 17:30
Nick’s Infamous CHRISTMAS QUIZ 19.30

Sunday 17th December
West Brom v Man Utd (Premier League) 14:15
Bournemouth v Liverpool (Premier League) 16:30
CHRISTMAS DRAW 5pm

Monday 18th December
Everton v Swansea (Premier League) 20:00

Tuesday 19th December
Leicester v Man City (Carabao Cup Quarter Final) 19:45
JAZZ CLUB – Binky’s Festive Dixie Demons 8pm

Wednesday 20th December
Bristol City v Man Utd (Carabao Cup Quarter Final) 20:00

Friday 22nd December
Arsenal v Liverpool (Premier League) 19:45
Local live band – iWITNESS 8.30pm

Christmas at the Club

Christmas is approaching and as usual we have a busy schedule to keep you entertained. First up is Nick’s Famous Christmas Quiz (some call it Infamous) from 7:30pm on Saturday 16th December. The Quiz is for teams of up to 8, costs £3 per head and includes nibbles, a raffle and prizes etc. Put your team name on the list on the Club Notice Board and pay on the night. We promise you a night never to be forgotten.
The following day, Sunday 17th December, we will be holding our Christmas Draw from 5pm. Tickets are on sale behind the bar at £1 per strip of tickets.
Tuesday 19th December is our Jazz Club Christmas Party from 8:00pm featuring Binky’s Festive Dixie Demons with special guest ‘Big John’ Lee. This is another night that is extremely popular and is not to be missed.
We start the Christmas weekend on Friday 22nd December as we welcome the return of popular local band iWitness, from 8:30pm until late. Entry is free and all members and guests are welcome.
Finally, as usual on New Years Eve, we will be having a disco from 9pm until late, entry will be by ticket only (available free at the bar) and there will be strictly no entry after 12:45am.

Pam Martiny

Sadly I have to inform you that I have been notified of the death on 21st November, after a long illness, of one of our Life Members, Pam Martiny. Pam was a popular and long-time member of the Club and will be sadly missed.

Pam’s funeral will be held at St Alban’s Church, Tilford Road, Hindhead at 1pm on Monday 11th December and afterwards at the ‘Bel and the Dragon’ in Jumps Road, Tilford (formerly known as the ‘Pride of the Valley’).

All that knew her are welcome to attend.

Andy Smith
Club Secretary

Live Sport at the Club this Week – Arsenal v Man Utd

We have two Premier League evening games this week, Watford host Man Utd tonight and Everton are at home to West Ham tomorrow evening, both games kick off at 8pm. The weekend features four games, the highlight being Arsenal v Man Utd at 5:30pm on Saturday, earlier that day Chelsea host Newcastle at 12:30. Sunday’s games are the South Coast derby Bournemouth v Southampton at 1:30 and Man City v West Ham at 4pm. Next week the final group stage games of the Champions League take place. Chelsea and Man Utd play on Tuesday evening with Liverpool, Man City and Spurs playing on Wednesday evening, all games kick off at 7:45pm. The final games of the Europa League are on Thursday evening featuring Arsenal and Everton.
Rugby fans can watch the final game of the Autumn International series – Wales v South Africa is at 2:30 on Saturday. We will also be showing two Premiership games – Wasps v Leicester at 4:30pm on Saturday and Quins at home to Saracens at 3pm on Sunday.

Tuesday 28th November
Watford v Man Utd (Premier League) 20:00

Wednesday 29th November
Everton v West Ham (Premier League) 20:00

Saturday 2nd December
Chelsea v Newcastle (Premier League) 12:30
Wales v South Africa (Rugby International) 14:30
Wasps v Leicester (Premiership Rugby) 16:30
Arsenal v Man Utd (Premier League) 17:30

Sunday 3rd December
Bournemouth v Southampton (Premier League) 13:30
Quins v Saracens (Premiership Rugby) 15:00
Man City v West Ham (Premier League) 16:00

Tuesday 5th December
Man Utd v CSKA (Champions League) 19:45
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid (Champions League) 19:45

Wednesday 6th December
Liverpool v Spartak (Champions League)19:45
Donetsk v Man City (Champions League) 19:45
Spurs v APOEL (Champions League) 19:45

Thursday 7th December
Limassol v Everton (Europa League)18:00
Arsenal v Borisov (Europa League) 20:05

Jazz Newsletter November 2017 and Binkies Dixie Demons 28th November

Dear jazzers,

The dictionary definition of orchestra is “a group of instrumentalists especially one combining strings, woodwind, brass and percussion”. Well it doesn’t specify as to the number of musicians but on Tuesday the 14th Grayshott was treated to a night of musical variety with just three of them in the shape of The FB Pocket Orchestra. In Jenny Russell we have an outstanding singer with a voice especially suited to Blues and Ragtime as well as providing hot clarinet on tunes of that ilk. Ollie Corbin (notice the i ) is the musical catalyst with his playing of the cornet, tuba, accordion, and beat-box. Musical director Paul Stevenson unpins his immaculate guitar playing with understated and informative humorous announcements about the Band’s repertoire. Outstanding moment – the orchestra’s arrangement of Saint-Saens Dance Macabre.
Thanks to everyone who turned out to support this superb concert and we hope for more of the same on the 9th January when the club will be presenting The Nevada Street Four in concert. Tickets will be on sale at the next Jazz evening – Tuesday 28th November.

Dates for the diary
Tuesday 28th November – the usual suspects ( i.e. Binkie’s lot!)
Tuesday 19th December Jazz Christmas party – special guest Big John Lee.
Tuesday 9th January Nevada Street Four
Tuesday 30th January – Binkies Dixie Demons

Keep Jazzing
Mike

This Week at the Club – England v Samoa, Liverpool v Chelsea and European Football

This coming week features Champions League and Europa League football action – Liverpool, Man City and Spurs play on Tuesday evening, Man United and Chelsea on Wednesday evening and, finally, Arsenal and Everton are playing on Thursday evening. In the Premier League Brighton play Stoke this evening (Monday) at 8pm and West Ham play Leicester at 8pm on Friday. The weekend is dominated by the Liverpool v Chelsea game at 5:30 on Saturday. There are two Premier League games on Sunday – Southampton v Everton is at 1:30 followed by Huddersfield v Man City at 4pm.

After last weekend’s thriller at Twickenham rugby fans can watch the last game of England’s Autumn series as they take on Samoa at 3pm on Saturday. As usual the game will be shown on the BIG SCREEN with hot pies at half time. Sunday’s rugby Premiership game is Saracens v Exeter at 3pm.

Monday 20th November
Brighton v Stoke (Premier League) 20:00

Tuesday 21st November
Sevilla v Liverpool (Champions League) 19:45
Man City v Feyenoord (Champions League) 19:45
Dortmund v Spurs (Champions League) 19:45

Wednesday 22nd November
Qarabag v Chelsea (Champions League) 17:00
FC Basel v Man Utd (Champions League) 19:45

Thursday 23rd November
Cologne v Arsenal (Europa League) 18:00
Everton v Atalanta (Europa League) 20:05

Saturday 25th November
ENGLAND v SAMOA (International Rugby) 15:00
LIVERPOOL v CHELSEA (Premier League) 17:30

Sunday 26th November
Southampton v Everton (Premier league) 13:30
Saracens v Exeter (Aviva Premiership) 15:00
Huddersfield v Man City (Premier League) 16:00

This Week – Bayonettes, England v Australia and Arsenal v Spurs

On Tuesday evening we welcome back the FB Pocket Orchestra at 8pm, tickets are still available at £10 each. Also on Tuesday evening at 8pm we will be showing England v Brazil in the main bar, this is the second of England’s Autumn World Cup warm up games and they will be looking for another impressive performance after their draw against World Champions Germany.
This Friday evening we are hosting popular local band, the Bayonettes, at 9pm. Entry is free and all members and guests are welcome. Saturday is a must for sports fans starting at 12:30 with the London derby, Arsenal v Spurs, this is followed at 15:00 by the England v Australia International on our BIG SCREEN with pies at half time. Eddie Jones will be hoping for a more convincing display than last Saturday’s disappointing ‘grindathon’ against Argentina. The weekend concludes with Watford v West Ham at 16:00 on Sunday.
For details of everything coming up at the Club, including Christmas, see our events calendar.
Tuesday 14th November
FB Pocket Orchestra 8pm
England v Brazil 8pm
Friday 17th November
Live Band BAYONETTES 9pm
Saturday 18th November
Arsenal v Spurs (Premier League) 12:30
England v Australia (International Rugby) 15:00
Man Utd v Newcastle (Premier League) 17:30
Sunday 19th November
Watford v West Ham (Premier League) 16:00

Next Week
Monday 20th November
Brighton v Stoke (Premier League) 20:00
Tuesday 21st November
Sevilla v Liverpool (Champions League) 19:45
Man City v Feyenoord (Champions League) 19:45
Dortmund v Spurs (Champions League) 19:45
Wednesday 22nd November
Qarabag v Chelsea (Champions League) 17:00
FC Basel v Man Utd (Champions League) 19:45
Thursday 23rd November
Cologne v Arsenal (Europa League) 18:00
Everton v Atalanta (Europa League) 20:05
Saturday 25th November
England v Samoa (International Rugby) 15:00
Liverpool v Chelsea (Premier League) 17:30
Sunday 26th November
Southampton v Everton (Premier league) 13:30
Huddersfield v Man City (Premier League) 16:00

This Weekend At The Club – England v Argentina rugby and England v Germany football

This Friday evening, 10th November, at 8pm the England football team play a friendly against old rivals Germany, as both teams start their warm ups for next year’s World Cup. This is followed next Tuesday, 14th November, by England v Brazil again at 8pm.

Saturday 11th is dominated by International Rugby, with England v Argentina being shown on our BIG SCREEN at 3pm, hot pies will be available at half time. Later that afternoon Wales take on Australia at 5:15pm and Ireland play South Africa at 5:30pm, we will be showing both of these games.

Tuesday 14th November sees us presenting the welcome return of the FB Pocket Orchestra from 8pm (tickets are £10 and still available), with popular local band the Bayonettes playing here on Friday 17th November from 9pm – entry is free for members and guests.
For full details of upcoming events, including Christmas, see our EVENTS CALENDAR.

Friday 10th November
England v Germany (International Football Friendly) 20:00

Saturday 11th November
England v Argentina (International Rugby) 15:00
Wales v Australia (International Rugby) 17:15
Ireland v South Africa (International Rugby) 17:30

Tuesday 14th November
England v Brazil (International Football Friendly) 20:00
FB Pocket Orchestra – 8pm

Later in November

Friday 17th November
Live Band BAYONETTES 9pm

Saturday 18th November
Arsenal v Spurs (Premier League) 12:30
England v Australia (International Rugby) 15:00
Man Utd v Newcastle (Premier League) 17:30

Sunday 19th November
Watford v West Ham (Premier League) 12:30

Monday 20th November
Brighton v Stoke (Premier League) 20:00

Saturday 25th November
England v Samoa (International Rugby) 15:00
Liverpool v Chelsea (Premier League) 17:30

Race Night raises £811 for Cancer Research UK

Congratulations to all those who attended and supported our Charity Race Night on 4th November, we had a hugely entertaining evening and raised a total of £811.65 for Cancer Research UK. Also many thanks to those who donated to our raffle – Grayshott Pottery, the Bayleaf, Cherrywood Loft Conversions, Light Lines, Elstead Mill, the Fox and Pelican, Dransfields, Applegarth, Tolchards and of course Nicky Butt.

We are planning to hold a similar Charity race night in the Spring so keep an eye on our events calendar.

Racegoers with the cheque