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Tuesday 10th December

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

A great day for ‘Britain’s Benny Goodman’, DAVE SHEPHERD when – with Waltham Forest District Council’s Ron Presswell and a host of friends and fans – we raise a Blue Plaque to recognize his outstanding jazz talents at his first home: 27 Brookdale Road, Walthamstow, London E17. The unveiling is at 2.30 so do come [...]

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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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Thursday, May 8th, 2014:

Can a year have gone by?? We’re back with the DIGBY FAIRWEATHER-DAVE SHEPHERD ALL STARS  for our dear friend Roz Glickman (raising money for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau) at HOBURNE BASHLEY HOLIDAY PARK, SWAY ROAD, NEW MILTON, HANTS BH25 5QS. An event not to be missed!  For details/tickets please call Roz on 01425 628032.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014:

We come back to see our good friend JOHN TUSTING in order to play a concert with my pollwinning HALF DOZEN at THE BARN, HILL HOUSE, CARLTON, BEDS MK43 7ND. It’s good to come back to this beautiful venue and meet all our friends! For details/tickets please phone John on:01234 720908

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014:

We play the CHIGWELL JAZZ CLUB for our good friend Dave Dyer with our new band called the ‘PREMIER CRU’!: DAVE SHEPHERD (clarinet) ROY WILLIAMS (trombone) TIM HUSKISSON (piano) LEN SKEAT (bass) and RICHARD PITE (drums) ! The music starts at 8pm and the address of the club is: Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Chigwell Hall, High Road, CHIGWELL Essex IG7 6BD. For tickets and/or information please call Dave on 020 8925 8313

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