The Second Louis Armstrong Jazz 'n'Swing Festival
@ the Holiday Inn Hotel, Norwich North
We had a wonderful time last weekend.
Here are a few of the E-mails received:
Good evening, John.
Another very successful weekend.
Sat. was good jazz……….but Sun. started to take off esp. Ben and Exall.
The other cabaret turn (Colin) is a different thing entirely. I’ve said it before but he should be a white-face clown in the spangly dress when he plays the sax esp. at the end of his turn (marching around). A pity audience didn’t clap in time as they did at Mundesley so that would have been real circus.
I spoke to a guy in the lift afterwards and told him that they did clap before and he said that he thought the Norwich audience were going to……so that was good……and when I mentioned circus he agreed.
Due to traffic and illness, good to be able to use Jon Graham more………….and some others worked hard too……e.g. JJ and Tim H.
You occasionally give a player his/her head, e.g. Colin’s cabaret, Sean’s banjo set or Keith Nichols doing his ragtime and silent film or Litton giving a talk on piano styles. Otherwise most of the sets have a theme so the musos playing there have to conform to that theme……..and they do it very well.
I wonder what other individual musos could do, with a chosen support group perhaps, when allowed to do their own thing? Perhaps that’s a thought for the future weekends? Though only one set in a weekend as what you give us is always interesting and good music with a theme…….
….which applies to the final set on Sunday. I’m thinking that that must have cost you quite a lot to get so many top class musos, some of whom didn’t get to play a lot in that particular set.
Loved the marching band………that would have put the frightners on the other people staying in the hotel!
What a racket!
So, thanks again for a lovely weekend
And this one:
John My thanks again for a memorably musical weekend in Norfolk. Like you , I was particularly impressed with Jon Graham's adaptable musicality . His restrained , controlled understated and tuneful trumpet playing was a revelation! Please could you send me the application form for the weekend at Chesford Grange Hotel in November.
Dear John, Just to say fantastic week end as always superb so much work goes into itThanks John for another great weekend at the Holiday Inn, Norwich – really enjoyed it.
See John Petters in this video click image below:
14:00 Swing From Paris with Duncan Batchelor, Tim Phillips, Jon Graham, Jim Douglas, Keith Donald
15:00 Satchmo The Great with Simon Nelson, Karl Hird, Mike Pointon, Tim Huskisson, Tim Phillips, Keith Donald, John Petters
17:00 The Jazz Lecture - The Original Dixieland Jazz Band and its Legacy
19:30 Wild Bill & Bechet with Allen Beechey, Duncan Batchelor, JJ Vinten, Keith Donald, John Petters
21:45 Red Allen Meets Kid Ory with Andy Dickens, Mike Pointon, Tim Huskisson, J J Vinten, Jim Douglas, Keith Donald, John Petters
10:30 Jazz Forum with Mike Pointon, Allen Beechey, Andy Dickens, Tim Huskisson
11:30 Walkin' With The King with Allen Beechey, Mike Pointon, Karl Hird, Sean Moyses, Keith Donald, Tim Phillips
12:30 ODJB Centenary with Allen Beechey, Karl Hird, Mike Pointon, Tim Huskisson, John Petters
13:30 Charleston Days with Sean Moyses, Amy Roberts, Heather Birt, Jack Amblin
14:30 The Sizzling Six with Ben Holder, Richard Exall, Tim Huskisson, Jim Douglas, Heather Birt, Jack Amblin
15:30 The Special Magic of Benny Goodman with Tim Huskisson, Colin Bray, J J Vinten, John Petters
16:30 Colin Bray's Jazz Cabaret with Keith Donald, JJ Vinten, Heather Birt, John Petters
19:30 The Story of Jazz from Ragtime to Swing with Andy Dickens, Allen Beechey, Mike Pointon, Dave Hewett, Julian Stringle, Karl Hird, J J Vinten, Colin Bray, Jim Douglas, Sean Moyses, Tim Phillips, Keith Donald, Heather Birt, Jack Amblin, John Petters
See Andy Dickens with Jophn Petters band on this video. Click image below:
See Allen Beechey with John Petters band, click image below.
See Simon Nelso with John Petters band on video. click image below.
See Mike Pointon on this video, click image below.
See Ben in action at last year's festival. vlick the image below.
See Amy Roberts on this video, click image below.
See Richard Exall on this video, click image below.
See Julian Marc Stringle on this video, click image below.
See Duncan Batchelor on this video, click image below.
See Colin Bray on this video, click image below.
See J J Vinten on this video, click image below.
See Tim on this video, click image below.
See Jim Douglas on this video, click image below.
See Jonathan Graham on this video, click image below.
See Sean Moyseson this video, click image below.
See Tim Phillips on this video, click image below.
See Heather Birt on this video, click image below.
See Keith Donald on this video, click image below.
Call 01406 365 731 to book. Credit / Debit cards accepted or
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