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Guildford Jazz Festival

If you’re missing out on seeing our Double Big Band led by brilliant Guy Barker and Winston Rollins, at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms Season this year you can catch us at the inaugural Guildford Jazz Festival at G-Live on Saturday October 21st – POW!

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Clare's Blog

09
Aug
” … madam we’ve found your bag.”

After completing the third lap round the baggage carousel  the daunting realisation that our suitcase had somehow not made the short hop from Bristol to Dublin with us began to sink in. An almost sympathetic woman in lost luggage took our details and a detailed bag description namely ‘big black suitcase with multi-coloured label’. Dublin […]

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27
Jul
Note to self – don’t be scared to try something new…

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, would have been 100 years old this year.  Many of you might know I worship the ground this woman walked on.  Ella could do it all, she had a wonderful warm tone, incredible range, ridiculous dexterity and the ability to improvise like a demon. I collect as many of her albums […]

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12
Jul
Discover Bell Ringing …

Standing at the back of Thaxted Church waiting to go on, the trio and I – Jim piano, Simon bass and Ben drums stand looking up at the infamous bell tower which has a ring of 8 bells with a tenor weighing 15 hundredweight – I know a few of them.  This prompts a discussion […]

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