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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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Friday, August 8th, 2014:

Playing a set for MALDON CARNIVAL with my ‘DIXIELAND FOUR’! With the all-star foursome will be JULIAN MARC STRINGLE (clarinet) PAUL SEALEY (banjo and GRAHAM READ (tuba)! For full details of times/further details please contact TONY MORRISON 07966 390802 0r e-mail:tony@easternroots.co.uk

Sunday, August 10th, 2014:

Our return to PRIORY PARK PRITTLEWELL to play a Sunday Dixieland concert for good friend ROSEMARY PENNINGTON! Full line -up tbc but watch this space! PAUL SEALEY and GRAHAM READ are already on board already! The music runs from 3-5pm and we’re praying for good weather!!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014:

We come back to the CHIGWELL JAZZ CLUB for our good friend Dave Dyer with our all-star band, the ‘PREMIER CRU’: DAVE SHEPHERD (clarinet) ROY WILLIAMS (trombone) TIM HUSKISSON (piano) LEN SKEAT (bass) and STAN BOURKE (drums) ! The music starts at 8pm and the address is THEYDON BOIS GOLF CLUB Theydon Rd Epping Essex CM 16 4EH.  There is rear access via steps and the club’s phone-number is 01992 813054 (Jack Kennedy or Richard Hall). For tickets and/or information please call Dave on 07903 879209 - and we look forward to seeing you there!

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