Guildford

Jazz

Code: 84 Year 2023-2024
Six live concerts: Mike Piggott Hot Club Quartet: Louisiana Rhythm Kings: Martin Litton’s
All Stars: The Forest Hill Owls: Richard Pite's Hot Quartet, Richard White’s Nevada St Four:
Admission £6 for each session ( including refreshments )
Note: No concert in January.

No concert in January. We look forward to our concert in February when The Forest Hill Owls will play for us.

A regular band at our concerts, Martin Litton’s All Stars played a wide range of jazz and swing standards from the 20s and 30s at our December concert, plus a few unusual numbers. These included Bix Beiderbecke’s Singing the Blues, Irving Berlin’s Puttin’ on the Ritz, and Riverboat Shuffle, Tea For Two, etc – plus a member’s request for Fats Waller’s Yer Feet’s Too Big. Maybe also a first at one of our concerts, we were treated to a Billy Bennett monologue from Martin Wheatley – My Mother Doesn’t Know I’m on the Stage. The concert finished with Winter Wonderland to put us all in the mood for Christmas. Band members were Martin Litton (piano), Michael McQuaid (clarinet and alto sax), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet) and Martin Wheatley (banjo and guitar).

In November we were entertained by the seven-piece Louisiana Rhythm Kings playing music of the 1920s and 30s, and the exciting sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and New York, with the music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Fats Waller, amongst others. As well as traditional numbers, the varied programme included the Sheik of Araby and Muskrat Ramble. The band is now led by Simon Wyld (clarinet and trombone), with Roger Sills (sousaphone and guitar), Quentin Bryar (clarinet), Mike Jefferies (drums), Damien Murphy (piano), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet and vocals) and David Price (banjo and vocals).

At our first concert for this year in October Mike Piggott’s Hot Club Quartet played their own style of gypsy jazz, swing and blues as inspired by the Hot Club de France. The band was made up of Mike Piggott (violin), Nils Solberg & Jarrod Elks (guitars), and double-bass. The programme included pieces from the repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, as well as some Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. It also had Mike playing the unusual Stroh violin, and multiple strings on his violin all at once.

LeadersPiers Email84; Jackie Email84a
Day & TimeTuesday Monthly - 3rd week 14.00 to 16.00 Doors Open 13:30
DatesOct 17: Nov 21: Dec 19: Feb 20: Mar 19: Apr 16
VenueShalford Village Hall (Main Hall)
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