West London Rhythm Kings

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Monday 13 November 2017 An entertaining evening of music and laughter last night at the club with West London Rhythm Kings. Favourites included Black and Blue (Fats Waller 1929 and Louis Armstrong 1955) with Iain Mcauley on vocals; Girl of my Dreams (Gene Austin 1928, Dizzy Gillespie 1955, Erroll Garner 1959, Charlie Mingus 1959), and 2:19 Blues (Louis Armstrong 1940). Chas McDevitt who is a regular guest of the band is recovering from knee surgery and sent his best wishes to everyone at the club. We hope he makes a speedy recovery and joins us again next time. Continue reading

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One More Time

IMG_0726.jpgMonday 11 September 2017 Max Emmons and his band One More Time were back to entertain with a super evening of lively music. Favourites were Harry James’ 1940 number Ciribiribin, At the Jazz Band Ball by The Orginal Dixieland Jazz Band (1918), and Kitchen Blues, 1924 by Martha Davis. Continue reading

Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces

IMG_7928.JPGMonday 8 May 2017 Bob and his band provided us with a wonderfully eclectic evening of music with jaunty, upbeat Ragtime tunes, some blues, Bix Beiderbecke numbers, solos and instrumental features. Favourites were Some Day Sweetheart with Bob on vocals and drummer Graham on the spoons, an original piece by bass sax player John Bayne called Sweet Melancholy, All of me, sung by guest Marilyn, and Putting on the Ritz with Hugh on keyboard and vocals.

Next month West London Rhythm Kings join us on Monday 12 June, doors 7.30pm, £6, music starts 8.30-11pm

The Stomping Nomads

IMG_6722.JPGMonday 13 March 2017 An entertaining evening from a new visitor to the club The Stomping Nomads treated us to a night of many tunes including Dear Old Dixie (with Yee-Ha!s from the crowd), Poor little fool, Cigarettes Whisky and Wild Women and You can make it if you try. A mix of country, rock and roll, rockabilly, 60s and bluegrass, we hope to see the band back at Griffin Park Jazz Club again soon.

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The BackYard Boys

 

 

Monday 10 October 2016 We had a fun evening last night with The Back Yard Boys‘ return to Griffin Park Jazz Club. Unfortunately Colin Kingwell was unable to make it due to health reasons but this month’s band were made up of familiar faces from regulars at the club. Continue reading

Excel Jazzmen

img_3341Monday 12 September 2016 A warm evening and another splendid session of lively entertainment from the Excel Jazzmen. Favourites were Wolverine Blues (Jelly Roll Morton), Too Busy (Ken Colyer), Isle of Capri (Chris Barber 1963) and Panana (Chris Barber 1956).

Cornet – Tony Karavis
Trombone – Simon Wyld
Drums – Pete Littleproud
Clarinet/Sax – Bernie Murtha
Double Bass – Mike Bennett
Banjo – Tim Wake

Join us again on Monday 10 October when the Backyard Boys join us.

One More Time (plus Crawdaddy Blues Band)

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Monday 13 June 2016 Max Emmons and One More Time returned for their second visit to Griffin Park Jazz Club in 2016 with another varied set from their huge repertoire of Classic jazz with some surprises as well as more familiar sounds. As ever with their selections, we learned that many of the great standards of later years had their roots in 1920’s and 30’s original scores. We heard well known titles like Blues Skies, Maria Elena, She’s Funny That Way, Them There Eyes and Lady Be Good, and other tunes that sounded familiar but their titles were less so… Continue reading

Alley Cats Jazz Band

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Monday 12 October 2015 We were treated to a very entertaining evening of music by Alley Cat’s Jazz Band with a scattering of Dave Allison’s seemingly made-up stories about fellow band members. Tunes included Duke Elllington’s beautiful Caravan, the uplifting The Coffee Song, the Harlem Globetrotters theme Sweet Georgia Brown and Keithy Brown sung a touching version of Nobody knows you when you’re down and out. Continue reading

Alley Cats Jazz Band (plus Crawdaddy Blues Band)

IMG_5165Monday 13 April 2015 The wonderful Alley Cats Jazz Band played again last night at Griffin Park Jazz Club. Favourite tunes were Mood Indigo, Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man, Someday Sweetheart sung by Keithy, and the joyous latino beats of Brazil, demonstrating their great drum and bass rhythm section.

Clarinet/Sax – Dave Allison
Banjo – Geoffrey Perrin
Double Bass – Michael Godwin
Trombone – Lesley Dyos
Drums – Keithy Brown

As a special treat we had a half hour musical set in the interval with jazz club regular and Brentford fan John Habes and the Crawdaddy Blues Band. Continue reading