[Dixielandjazz] Unashamed Plug: UK Jazz Festival News and new video on YouTube
marekboym at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 09:18:37 PDT 2010
What a wonderful player, Cuff Billet!
Browsing through my CDs, I came across "Live and Swinging!" - Kenny
Davern with John Petters and the Swing band. I remebered the
excellent CD, but not that it was with your band
Your festivals sure look tempting, but I don't unfortunately think
I'll be able to attend.
On 5 October 2010 16:56, John Petters <jdpetters at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Greetings folks,
> Louis Armstrong Celebration Jazz Festival – Our Best Ever!
> Back on 10th September, we packed or horns (or in my case, drums) and headed
> for the Sussex coast – to Bracklesham Bay, to be precise, to South Downs
> Holiday Village for the 11th Louis Armstrong Celebration Jazz Festival.
> Despite the recession, our numbers were more than excellent and we couldn’t
> have got more than half a dozen more fans in the ballroom.
> From many of the delighted fans who were there, I’m told this was our best
> to date. Surely we can’t keep on raising the mark, but we seem to!
> This is thanks in the main, to a rather unique and exceptional bunch of the
> finest jazz musicians around anywhere.
> Fortunately, I recorded and videoed much of the weekend and I would like to
> invite you to have a look and a listen to the opening number of the very
> last set, ‘Doctor Jazz’, which featured an unbeatable New Orleans style
> line-up. Cuff Billett, Mike Pointon, Trevor Whiting, Martin Litton, Tim
> Phillips and Heather Birt.
> It was really a gas to provide the drums for this sizzling hot ensemble. But
> don’t just take my word for it – watch the video and let me know what you
> I’ll be posting more gems from this festival as time permits.
> Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/v/erN0CRs9-aY
> I’ve a great line-up for next year’s festival and I plan to have the
> brochure out soon. Meanwhile you can join forty lucky jazzers who have
> already booked. The dates are Friday 9th – Monday 12th September 2011.
> Prices will be £214 per person but if you book before the end of October you
> can claim a free CD from our Rose Records catalogue.
> Download the booking form here:
> Meanwhile if you can’t wait until September, why not book for the William
> Shakespeare Jazz’n’Swing Forum at the 4 star Holiday Inn Hotel, Stratford
> upon Avon from 13th to 15th November. It looks like we will overtake last
> year’s really excellent attendance and I only have a limited number of rooms
> available (limited day tickets also).
> The cost is £214 pp in a twin or double room or £244 single occupancy.
> You can download the booking form here:
> You can download the colour flyer here:
> Full details of the programme are here:
> Moving into Spring, I have the excellent news that the Now You Has Jazz Jazz
> Jazz Festival at Pontins Pakefield Holiday Centre is selling well.
> The festival runs from Friday 4th to Monday 7th March at the Kessingland
> site, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
> We have a real treat – world famous clarinet star, Sammy Rimington, Max
> Collie, Rod Mason’s Hot Five , Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band, & Dave
> Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm are the welcome additions to my regular Jazz
> Dance classes with the uniquely gifted JiveSwing.com team will show you how
> to Lindy, Jive and Charleston.
> Prices start at £149 pp based on 2 persons sharing.
> Full programme details here:
> Colour Brochure here:
> Keep swinging,
> John Petters
> Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
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