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Note our New Venue
From 10th January 2018
www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk

Dave & Sheila 01945-588325 or mail to davedyer24@gmail.com

Our normal jazz night will be the second & fourth wednesday in the month

Starting at 8.00, till 10.30pm. Raffle at 9.00

Good parking, great venue, good music, dance area, a great night out.
Refreshments available,
NEW members welcome

 

Jazz Diary updated 24th February 2018

Wed 10 Jan 2018 at our new venue Abridge
Hugh Rainey


Hugh Rainey Jazz Band plus Carol Braithewaite

Hugh Rainey-trumpet, Les Handscombe-trombone, Brian Hart-clarinet & tenor sax, Tim Huskisson-keyboard & clarinet, Ollie Benson-banjo & guitar, Derek Pring-bass, Johnny Baker-drums.
Hearing Hugh Rainey lay down a strong melodic trumpet lead for his Jazz Band, it isn’t surprising that his group has numbered among the most entertaining in all British jazz for so many years. Of the seven-piece band visiting Abridge on the 10th, Les, Brian, Derek and Johnny have all been regular members since the millennium with, more recently, Ollie Benson taking over on banjo and guitar, and the superb Tim Huskisson playing keyboard and doubling on clarinet.
And by special request, guest Carol Braithewaite will be singing to us.
Altogether Hugh remains one of our great British jazzmen, leading one of the great British jazz bands. RC 2/01/2015
If you were unable to get in due to a packed house, we're sorry, lost count of how many there were, but it was almost standing room only.
But it was a smashing evening, the band played well and Carol sung some lovely songs as she always does. Long may it carry on.


Wed 24th Jan

T J Johnson


T J Johnsons Jazz & Blues Band

TJ Johnson and His Band
TJ Johnson is one of the UK’s most charismatic and highly revered jazz & blues singers. Backed by his band of top London musicians, TJ plays a blend of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel influenced by Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Witherspoon.
Not to be missed.

One of our best nights ever, TJ's singing and playing keyboard made it an unforgetable night.










Wed 14th Feb
George Tidiman


George Tidiman & his Allstars

George Tidiman– trombone. Denny Islett – trumpet; Tim Huskisson – clarinet; Bob Allbut – banjo & vocals; Johnny Sirett – bass; Bill Finch – drums.
Added Guest for tonight Keith Nicholls 

A popular figure, George is very pro- Kid Ory orientated but the band plays a wide variety of Jazz with lots of humour and vocals thrown in an increasingly rare opportunity to hear Tim Huskisson 's superb clarinet playing' as he appears with many other bands but more usually on piano these days . Dave Dyer
Even when you’ve heard them before, George Tidiman’s jokes are hilarious – and the jazz is great too, with the peerless front line duo of Denny Islett and Tim Huskisson joining the leader’s Kid Ory-Style trombone.
An entertaining evening to be enjoyed!


Wed 28th Feb
Lizzie Exell


Lizzie Exell and her Old Hat Jazz Band

Louis Thomas-double bass, Lizzie Exell- drums, Mike Soper-trumpet, Andrew Oliver-keyboard, Will Scott-reeds.

Last seen at the Kings Oak High Beech in August 2016 they made a good impression, and we welcome them back at our new venue.
Old Hat Jazz Band continues the tradition of crafting music with a hot and swinging approach from favourite tunes of the 1920s and 30s and their own compositions in the style. Featuring some of the finest musical talent London has to offer and combining the quintessential sound of the 20s and 30s with originality and characterful musicianship, Old Hat Jazz Band enjoys playing for dancers and listening music lovers wherever they are invited.
Due to bad weather, tonights show is cancelled.
Sorry the info is late but its a last minute situation.
15.00 hrs Wednesday.


Wed 14th Mar Change of Band
Mike Barry


Mike Barry & his Uptown Gang

Mike Barry-trumpet, Mike Holt-trombone, Goff Dubber- clarinet & saxes, John Stuart-banjo & guitar, Roger Curphey-bass, Graham Collicott-drums

Always a firm favourite at Chigwell (I’ve heard them there 20 times! – Ray), The Uptown Gang make their first visit to Abridge so, with veteran trumpet maestro Mike blowing as well as ever, an exhilarating evening of jazz classics is guaranteed.
Wed 28th Mar
Peter Rudeforth


Peter Rudeforth Jazz Band

Artistes to be advised.

 


Wed 11th Apr
Dave Grant



Carlton Jazz Band

Dave Grant-drums,Paul Higgs-trumpet, Derek Clenshaw-trombone, Martin Nickless- clarinet, Tim Huskisson-keyboard, Ted Simkins-bass.

Paul Higgs, trumpet, needs no introduction being a regular visitor to the Club in a variety of guises that this multi-instrumentalist performs across the country.
Derek Clenshaw trombone, the choice of top bandleaders, when in need of a freelance jazz musician. Performs with all UK jazz stars, preferring music of mainstream and jazz standards, having a sweet touch and a warm rounded sound of the trombone.
Martin Nickless, clarinet, makes clear his first love in music is for the big band and his career includes various genres of music from classical to pop and has played for many West End shows.
Ted 'the hat' Simkins, skeletal bass, and a member of the resident trio, is one of the elder statesmen of bass players around, but all musicians still wish for the same energy and prowess that he puts into every gig.
Dave Grant, drums, the leader of the resident trio at Jazz at O B’s primarily in the interest of keeping Jazz live in Brentwood for over thirty years originally based at The Old House.

Wed 25th Apr
Hugh Rainey


Hugh Rainey Jazz Band

Hugh Rainey-trumpet, Les Handscombe-trombone, Brian Hart-clarinet & tenor sax, Tim Huskisson-keyboard & clarinet, Ollie Benson-banjo & guitar, Derek Pring-bass, Johnny Baker-drums.

Hearing Hugh Rainey lay down a strong melodic trumpet lead for his Jazz Band, it isn’t surprising that his group has numbered among the most entertaining in all British jazz for so many years. Of the seven-piece band visiting Abridge on the 10th, Les, Brian, Derek and Johnny have all been regular members since the millennium with, more recently, Ollie Benson taking over on banjo and guitar, and the superb Tim Huskisson playing keyboard and doubling on clarinet.
And by special request, guest Lynn Falvey will be singing to us.
Altogether Hugh remains one of our great British jazzmen, leading one of the great British jazz bands. RC 2/01/2015

   
Wed 9th May**********************T J Johnson Jazz & Blues Band Not to be missed for a really good mixed jazz evening.
Wed 23rd May*********************NO JAZZ Hall already booked.
Wed 13th Jun*********************Jackie Free & his Chicagoans  
Wed 27th Jun*********************TBA  
Wed 11th Jul*********************Peter Rudeforth's Band  
Wed 25th Jul*********************Carol Braithwaite & the Jazz Crew  
Wed 8th Aug*********************TBA  
Wed 22nd Aug*******************Julian Stringle & his Chosen Men  
Wed 12th Sep********************George Tidimans Allstars  
Wed 26th Sep********************Hugh Rainey & Tim Huskisson Always a very good evening, one of my favourites.
Wed 10th Oct********************NO JAZZ Hall already booked.
Wed 24th Oct********************Julian Stringle & his Chosen Men  
Wed 14th Nov********************Jackie Free & his Chicagoans  
Wed 28th Nov********************Simon Picton & his Syncopators  
Wed 12th Dec********************Hugh Rainey Jazz Band Always a very good evening, one of my favourites.
 
Enquiries davedyer24@gmail.com or phone 07903 879209/01945 588325
NB this information is as correct as can be ascertained in advance, unfortunately we cannot guarantee the appearance of named artists