Monday 8 August 2016 We had a full house at Griffin Park Jazz Club last night for the return of Frog Island Jazz Band. Favourites included After You’ve Gone (a hit for Marion Harris in 1918 and Bessie Smith in 1927), Breeze (blow my baby back to me), a hit for Clarence Williams and his orchestra in 1933, and Ken Colyer with Chris Barber circa 1958, Where did you stay last night (Louis Armstrong, Lightning Hopkins) and a jolly rendition of Frog-I-More Rag (Jelly Roll Morton).
Clarinet and vocals – Jim Hurd
Cornet – John Whitehead (original member)
Trombone – John Jeanes
Banjo and vocals – Brian Lawrence
Tuba and vocals – Rob Fullalove (original member and manages the band)
Drums – Chris Marchant
Keyboards – Keith Durston
Anyone interested in going along to An Audience with Colin Downey, his talk will be on Saturday 24 September at SS Philip & James Church, Whitton. Colin was a former Football League Referee operating at the highest levels in England and European Football through the 1970s and 1980s. £10 ticket on the door includes hot food, bar opens at 7pm, talk commences at 7.30pm. All proceeds to SS Philip & James Church.
Next month at the club we welcome back Excel Jazzmen on Monday 12 September. Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8.30-11pm. £6 on the door.