Beccles

Z Nov/Dec19 - Favourite track and Outing

Firstly - a summary of the meeting held late November. Thanks to Lesley and Stuart for providing this.

New member Janet was welcomed, and then we listened to the group members favourite jazz track. Everyone agreed that choosing one favourite piece of music is really difficult - it depends on so many personal factors! They all felt that it was a pleasurable exercise and had a story to accompany their choice of music. Tracks included:
Peter - Dave Brubeck's 'Take 5'
Kate - Acker Bilk's 'Stranger on the Shore'
Cathy - Nina Simone's 'My Baby just cares for Me'
Gil - US Airforce Band (Glen Miller) - 'St Louis Blues'
Leslie - Kyle Eastwood's ‘Andalucia'
Jim - Count Basie/Frank Sinatra's 'Come Fly with Me'
Ray - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers 'I remember Clifford'
Roy - Lionel Hampton's '12th Street Rag' (on two fingers....)
John - Jim Hall and Bill Evans 'Turn out the Stars'
Stuart - George Melly's 'I Can't give you Anything but Love' (to lower the tone a bit...)
Colin - Stephan Grappelli's - 'After You've Gone’

Then last evening, some of us went along to the Sole Bay Jazz Club, and we were treated to a great line up - the regular players plus guests including Phil Brook (jazz guitar - arguably the best in East Anglia), Ray Simmons on keys, and Derek Cubitt on saxes and clarinet. There is a splendid summary of the evening already on their own web page:
http://cakesandal.blogspot.com/search/label/jazz
We were warmly welcomed and a real highlight was when our member Lynne was invited to join the band for a song. Lynne sang Somebody Loves me (music George Gershwin). I will add a short video on our U3A web page, which was taken on my phone and sitting partly behind a pillar in no way does justice, but Lynne’s song was much enjoyed by all! (note - apologies - cannot add - this system has a 5mb limit - oh dear.......)

We were also provided with some info on regular jazz events locally:
First Sunday every month - Cool Blue, from 1:30pm at the Butcher’s Arms, Beccles
Jazz Jam - 2nd Sunday every month, from 7:e30pm at the Carlton Crown, Carlton Colville
Footwarmers Jazz - last Sunday every month 12 noon start, Beccles Con Club
Jazz - last Sunday every month 4pm start, the Angel Hotel, Halesworth