[Dixielandjazz] Satchmo's Jazz Club Cambridge UK - Thursday

john Petters jpettjazz@btinternet.com
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 18:18:56 +0100

Satchmo's Jazz Returns to Cambridge

The outstandingly successful Satchmo's Jazz Club returns for a new season,
after a break of over a year, at a superb venue - the Cambridge City
Football Club, (Westbrook, off Milton Rd), on Thursday 19th September at
8:00PM. The sessions will run monthly, and jazz fans can enjoy hot music in
a friendly atmosphere (no smoking) with the added bonus of beers and other
dinks at club prices.

Named of
course after the great Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong, promises traditional jazz
and swing music of the highest calibre.

The opening session, featuring the John Petters Jazz'n'Swing Band, with a
"Salute to Satchmo" features top cornetist, Ken Sims, a one time member of
the Acker Bilk band, who, during the 50s, was more famous among fans than
Armstrong himself. Sims is ideally suited to play the role of Armstrong, as
he has made a life long study of the man's music.

Mike Pointon, combines a busy career as a star jazz trombonist, with that of
a writer and broadcaster for the BBC. He has recently presented "Benny
Carter at 95" for BBC Radio 3 and collaborated with George Melly and Eartha
Kitt in shows for BBC Radio 2. His playing career includes recordings with
New Orleans original jazz legends, George Lewis and Cap'n John Handy, which
are delighting new audiences following recent issues on CD.

Clarinettist, Charlie Connor is a veteran performer, whose career includes
stints with George Webb's Dixielanders, the first revival jazzband in the
UK. He is a creative and powerful player, whose drive and enthusiasm is
seldom heard in other performers.

Cambridge's Mr Jazz, Tim Phillips, will be entertaining on guitar and banjo,
with the odd vocal thrown in for good measure. Phillips has a long
association with the music in the city, he ran the famous Old Dot Jazz House
some decade or so ago.

Bassist Keith Donald is a first division player on his instrument. Totally
self taught, he knows nothing about the technical aspects of music, but his
acute ear always allows him to play sumptuous big notes with confidences and
panache. Keith has worked with many top British and American Jazz men
including Kenny Ball, Ken Colyer and Humphrey Lyttelton.

I will be on drums as usual

Tickets, which are only 10, are available from freephone 0800 496 0673.

John Petters
Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ

John Petters
Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ