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HI my good friends!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

As you may already have seen or heard  the NATIONAL JAZZ ARCHIVE is in the midst of raising funds to help it along to its next stage of growth! The NJA is doing well but has to raise £30,000 before the end of the year to achieve ‘matching funding’ with our good friends at the [...]

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About Digby

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Digby became a fulltime jazzman in l977 after twelve years as a qualified librarian in Southend-on-Sea. From l973 he worked his way up as a part-timer through established bands including Hugh Rainey, Eggy Ley, Eric Silk, Keith Nichols, Ron Russell and Lennie Hastings and deputized regularly for Alex Welsh, recording his first album with Welsh's band in l974.

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Shows

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Information regarding Digby's shows, including Rocking in Rhythm with the Half Dozen and starring Paul Jones, Ella and Louis with the Half Dozen and special guest Maggie Reeday, Jazz Goes To The Movies, Digby's Duo, Trio and Quartet, Lady Sings The Blues.

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Digby's Half-Dozen

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BRITAIN'S MOST EXCITING BAND!

As you read this, Digby (now celebrating more than thirty years in the music business) continues to lead Britain's most exciting young jazz band, his 'Half Dozen'. First formed in l995 the 'Half Dozen' has been constantly praised for its versatility, professionalism and showmanship.

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Sound Archive

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Rare downloads and comprehensive range of sound clips - with links to on-line shopping.

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Forthcoming Gigs

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014:

Private Party.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014:

Playing all over the great city of Birmingham for my dear friend Jim SIMPSON’S BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL!  Among performances I’ll be at The Lord Clifden at 19.30 (24 July) Birmingham Markets (with Becky Brine) (25 July/11am) The Kings Head with a great Trio (25th July/21.15) and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (26th July/Midday) . For more information please call TIM JENNINGS at BIG BEAR OFFICES:0121 454 7020 – and look forward to being ‘back in Brum!”

Friday, August 1st, 2014:

A solo spot playing for my good friend (and musician!)Roan KEARSEY-LAWSON at FinchcocksMusical Museum, Goudhurst, KENT TN17 1HH . You can call the venue on 01580 211702 to book seats or call Roan himself on 01634 365453/07940 122543 (m) for more details…..

By the way: do check out Roan’s brand-new solo CD ‘Presence in Mind’ 144  Records 144CD002. With an all-star cast including Duncan Lamont Junior, Dorian Ford, Dave Trigwell and more, it’s a very fine album indeed!

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Things Ain't What They Used To Be

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Partners In Time

Digby's classic Quintet partnership with trombonist Pete Strange immortalized live in l978 at London's Pizza Express » more »

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