[Dixielandjazz] Whitley Bay Jazz Festival

Michel Miconnet michelmiconnet.djml at free.fr
Thu Feb 26 15:08:47 PST 2004

Mike Durham a écrit :


> Regarded by many as the biggest and best traditional jazz festival in 
> Newcastle in July, we are featuring 25 bands from 8 countries, playing 
> everything from Ragtime to early Swing.
> Festival Director, trumpeter, vocalist (?), bandleader and ticket-taker 
> Mike Duham has lined up a fantastic array of talent for this year's 
> extravaganza. Here's a selection:

Bravo, Mike !

> The Hot Antic Jazz Band from France are widely acclaimed as Europe's 
> finest interpreters of Classic jazz sounds, with an emphasis on Jabbo an 
> Bix - very hot, plus Gallic charm!!

HAJB is among the better amateur OKOM-band in France, and, 
probably, in Europe. This band has a particular sound. I can't 
explain why.
The 'stars' are : the great (and friendly) bandleader, Michel 
Bastide, cornetist, valve-trombonist and arranger, Martin Seck, 
an excellent German pianist and vocalist. I like the reedmen 
too, specifically Philippe Raspail (ts, as, cl, vcl). But the 
value is collective above all !

Great choice !

Mic (mikosax) - From Burgundy (France)
Traditional-Jazz fan
Modest old reedman
Beginner in English language :( (Be lenient, please !)

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