Group 87. Leaders – Alan Little and Tony Ashwell
“It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing“. We have an eclectic approach that embraces all genres of jazz, blues and related music. There is ‘something for everybody’. Most sessions are created by members. We welcome new members and new contributors to the programme.
Contact Ann Vickers – email@example.com – 713956
Meets Thursday, 14-1600. Monthly.
2018 Sep 20 Oct 4, 18 Nov 1, 15 Dec 13
2019 Jan 3, 17, 31 Feb 14, 28 Mar 14, 28 Apr 25 May 9, 23 Jun 6, 20
Programme till Christmas
Sept 20 THE EMPRESS AND THE AMBASSADOR – TWO OF THE GREATEST
ARTISTS IN JAZZ HISTORY IN A SINGLE SESSION!!
a Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues Alan Little
b Louis Armstrong: “Satchmo” Tony Ashwell
Oct 4 THE HIGH PRIEST OF BE-BOP AND THE GOSPEL TRUTH
a Thelonius Sphere Monk: Genius of Modern Music Tony Ashwell
b Gospel Blues: The Sacred and the Profane Combine to Move the Spirit Alan Little
Oct 18 MONKISH TENDENCIES AND A MUSICAL BROTHERHOOD
a Monk’s Music: By Other Musicians Tony Ashwell
b MJQ: The Initials are Enough! Great Ensemble Playing Alan Little
Nov 1 AS JAMES BROWN SO SAGELY OBSERVED: “THIS IS A MAN’S WORLD
…BUT IT WOULDN’T BE NOTHING WITHOUT A WOMAN OR A GIRL’
a Male Vocalists: Some of the Greats Alan Little
b Women in Jazz: The Distaff side is often grievously under-represented in Jazz; this session puts that right Tony Nuttall
Nov 15 PETER TAKES IT ALL IN HIS STRIDE WHILST JAKE DECLARES FAITH IN HIS CREED
a Stride Piano: “Ragtime on Steroids” and a Pianistic Challenge Peter Minett
b CTI Records: Creed Taylor’s Home for a Galaxy of Jazz Stars Jake Duthie
Dec 13 SUBLIME OR COR BLIMEY?
a Exotic and Unusual Instruments in Jazz: Who? What? Why on Earth??? Tony Ashwell and Alan Little
b Bring your Own Favourites – let the public decide!!