- Saturday, August 19th, 2017
- SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PERSHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL
We couldn’t be happier that our great friend (and occasional P/A supplier!!) GRAHAM SMITH (and wife MAGGIE!) have invited us back to the PERSHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL! So all the members of our pollwinning HALF DOZEN (DIGBY, JULIAN MARC STRINGLE, CHRIS GOWER, CRAIG MILVERTON, AL SWAINGER and NICK MILLWARD) will be on hand – and, who knows, you may find various members of the H/D circulating around stages on Sunday as well!)! Thanks Graham. For tickets please call: 01386 554235 or e-mail:email@example.com
Can’t wait to play for you!
- Sunday, August 27th, 2017
- ‘Rocking in Rhythm’ at Aberjazz…….
Getting together with the great PAUL JONES is always a pleasure! And tonight our long-running show ‘Rocking in Rhythm’ plays the Aberjazz Jazz and Blues Festival with Paul and my poll-winning Half Dozen! We’re at the Theatr Gwaun, West Street, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AD. There are lots of free events throughout the weekend but for tickets you need to contact Alice Stonhold and here’s her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you!
- Friday, September 8th, 2017
- Chas and Dave play a fundraiser for The Jazz Centre UK!
Tonight our good friends (and legendary stars!) CHAS AND DAVE are playing a fundraising concert for THE JAZZ CENTRE UK at the SPOTLIGHT THEATRE, Broxbourne Civic Hall, High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE. Their great show will be: ‘CHAS AND DAVE;THE FULL STORY LIVE’! What lovely chaps – and thank you both from the Trustees of The Jazz Centre! For tickets please call: 01992 441946.
I’ll be there to say ‘hello’ and enjoy the music of course! See you there!!
- Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
- CHRIS INGHAM AT THE CRICKETERS…!
In recent years the great pianist-singer CHRIS INGHAM has made a huge name for himself playing and singing with his great quartet at RONNIE SCOTT’S. PIZZA EXPRESS, THE PHEASANTRY and other top London venues. He’s also produced two exquisite albums dedicated to the musics of HOAGY CARMICHAEL and DUDLEY MOORE. Tonight we’re very lucky to have Chris at the Cricketers with Roger Curfey and Alan Clarke and maybe Dig will sit in for a tune or two! Music at 8.30 – and you know the rest! Fizzing jazz cocktails, the best selection of beers in the county, and Carlo’s fabulous menu! Here’s the number for bookings:01702 435053
- Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
- ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ comes to LINCOLN………
Tonight I’m looking forward to playing with the legendary Billie Holiday tribute show ‘LADY SINGS THE BLUES’ starring VAL WISEMAN at Lincoln Drill Hall. Her all-star band includes: ALAN BARNES(clarinet/saxophones) ROY WILLIAMS (trombone)BRIAN DEE (piano) LEN SKEAT (bass and ERIC FORD (drums)! The address of the Drill Hall is Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY and the number is:01522 873894. Tickets on sale now!
- Sunday, October 1st, 2017
- Back to the HUNTER CLUB for JIM BAYNE
It’s always good to come back to our favourite – The Hunter Club – and this time our friend Jim Bayne has devised a show celebrating two legends: BIX BEIDERBECKE and BUCK CLAYTON. Expect selections from Buck’s immortal Jam Sessions from the 1950s (‘Jumping at the Woodside’ ‘The Hucklebuck’ and more) and cherry-picks from the immortal Beiderbecke canon including selections from ‘The Wolverines’ his great ‘Gang’ recordings and Paul Whiteman’s immortal recordings with Bix and Frankie ‘Tram’ Trumbauer too. With us will be the all-star A-team assembly of Roy Williams, Alan Barnes and Julian Marc Stringle so the stories – as well as the music – will flow fast and furious! Jim’s shows are always sold out so DO book early to get good seats: 01284 762508! We look forward to seeing you there!
- Friday, October 6th, 2017
- A BIG DEAL FOR ‘LADY SINGS THE BLUES’
Tonight we bring the great ‘LADY SINGS THE BLUES’ revue starring VAL WISEMAN to The Astor Community Centre, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB. For tickets please call: 01304 370220
- Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
- KAREN at the KRICKETERS…..
Well, we couldn’t resist the spelling! – sorry! Tonight the great KAREN SHARP comes back to the Cricketers Jazz Bar for a welcome return visit after her sell-out appearance last time! Karen began her career with the legendary HUMPHREY LYTTELTON band back in the 1990s but now tops polls everywhere as a soloist and with her own groups! Tonight she’s joined by our house rhythm section – Tim Huskisson, Roger Curphey and Alan Clarke – and I’ll be joining Karen for a tune or two too! Music from 8.30 as usual but if you’d like to dine beforehand call Carlo, Cassie and Christina on (01702) 435053 for their superb cuisine!
- Thursday, December 7th, 2017
- THE HALF DOZEN AT THE REFORM CLUB……
Tonight the full HALF DOZEN – at the end of their poll winning year (eleven British Jazz Awards in twelve years!) – end their tour at the world-famous REFORM CLUB for their great friend KEITH McDOWELL! All the gentlemen of the Mighty Orchestra – DIGBY, JULIAN MARC, CHRIS GOWERM CRAIG MILVERTON, DOMINIC ASHWORTH, AL SWAINGER and NICK MILLWARD – will be warming up the seventeen days up to Christmas with an early celebration of Swing and their favourite songs. It’s a private concert we think – but I’ll let you know if there are seats to spare!! Merry Christmas! Digby.
- Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
- Christmas at the Cricketers!
Well it’s Christmas time and we’re having a jazz party at the Cricketers – but we’d like to know who YOU’D like to hear most of all joining Digby and the house rhythm section! So why not send an e-mail with your requests to: email@example.com – and we’ll count up the votes!
Look forward to hearing from you…….!! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
- Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
- Another Christmas party!
Well it’s Christmas and I’m delighted to be guesting with that fine singer Carol Braithwaite for her very own Christmas wing-ding at Essex Bowls Club, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, SS0 8NE! So why not join us for a glass of Christmas cheer – and some fine songs? Hope to see you…………!