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A bit of sad news…….

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Hello my friends! I was playing at London’s ‘Spice of Life’ yesterday (23 January 2015) and my wonderful CORNOPEAN couldn’t be found when I left! This beautiful antique instrument (like a small cornet or VERY small trumpet)  is absolutely unique and was left to me by my late friend the great John R.T. ‘Ristic’ Davies [...]

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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, February 5th, 2015:

Residential workshops at the BENSLOW MUSiC SCHOOL Benslow Ln, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB .These courses are great fun and once again my partner will be the marvellous CRAIG MILVERTON (piano) . For details/bookings please call: 01462 459446 and hope to see you there!

Friday, February 6th, 2015:

Continuing its year-long tour throughout the UK – to celebrate 20 years on the road!! – we bring our ‘HALF DOZEN’  to the beautiful QUAY THEATRE Sudbury thanks to our good friend SHARON!  The concert starts at 7.30 (we think, but the bar’s open anyhow!) and the address is THE QUAY THEATRE, KEY LANE, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK CO10 2AN. For tickets/enquiries please call 01787 374745. This is one of my favourite venues and it’s the first time my HALF DOZEN has put on its show there so do book early for what’s going to be a marvellous evening!!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015:

Coming back to the MAYOR’S PARLOUR, CIVIC CENTRE, VICTORIA AVENUE for my good friend ROSEMARY PENNINGTON. An informal session from 12-1pm. How many years is it now Rosemary??!! Accompanist tba!

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