Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces

Monday 9 October 2017 Bob Dwyer and his band returned to the club last night for an excellent evening of music. Favourites included Yes Yes in your Eyes (Peerless Quartet, 1924 and later Dean Martin), Music, Maestro, Please! by Tommy Dorsey, 1938, with Hugh on vocals and keyboard, and Louis Jordan’s number Caldonia from 1945. 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

Excel Jazzmen

IMG_0086.JPGMonday 15 August 2017 A smartly redecorated Hive bar provided the setting for Excel Jazzmen‘s return to the club with a lively session including St Phillips Street Breakdown, a George Lewis composition played by Ken Colyer in 1953. Other favourites included The Dipper Mouth Blues, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz band in 1923, and also a hit for Louis Armstrong in 1943, and I’ll Never Say Never Again, a Nat King Cole tune. Continue reading

The BackYard Boys

Monday 10 July 2017 The BackYard Boys entertained at Griffin Park Jazz club, in suitability summery outfits! Tunes included Algiers Strut, Chicken and You meet the nicest people. Many thanks to Mark of Ealing for photos and for music clips.

Cornet – Tony Karavis
Trombone – Bob Dwyer
Clarinet – John Lawes
Double Bass – Peter Brooks
Drums – Pete Littleproud
Banjo – Tim Wake

Join us next month on Monday 14 August for Excel Jazzmen. Doors 7.30pm, music starts 8.30pm. Tickets £6 on the door.

 

West London Rhythm Kings

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Monday 12 June 2017 West London Rhythm Kings featuring Chas McDevitt gave us another entertaining evening of live music at Griffin Park Jazz Club last night. Favourites included Girl of my Dreams (Gene Austin 1928) with Geoff Cole on vocals; Standing Down in New York Town One Day (Woody Guthrie, 1961) with Chas on vocals; Sweethearts on Parade (Louis Armstrong, 1930) with John Lawes on vocals. 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

Frog Island Jazz Band

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Monday 10 April 2017 Another wonderful evening of traditional 1920s/30s jazz inspired tunes from Frog Island Jazz Band. Favourites included Snake Rag, a New Orleans Wanderers number Perdido Street Blues, a King Oliver arrangement of Riverside Blues requested by Fluff, Buddy’s Habit and ending with the wonderfully uplifting Froggie More Rag. We hope to see them back at the club again soon.

Cornet – John Whitehead
Clarinet – Jim Hurd
Trombone – John Jeanes
Drums – Chris Marchant
Keyboards – Keith Durstan
Guitar/Banjo – Geoff Over
Sousaphone – Rob Fullerlove

Join us at Griffin Park Jazz Club – every 2nd Monday of the month. Next we welcome back Bob Dwyer’s Bix and Pieces, Monday 8 May, doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.30pm – 11pm. £6 on the door.

 

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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One More Time

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Monday 13 February 2017 Tributes were given to Dave Evans who passed away a few weeks ago and had played drums with One More Time for 26 years at The Brewery Tap alongside being a band member of the Excelsior Marching Band. The drums this evening were played by Dave’s best friend Jerry Wood. Continue reading

Dave Evans RIP

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It is with great sadness that we heard that Dave Evans passed away last week. A Brentford resident, regular musician with One More Time and man of few words he was simply amazing on the drums. When asked, he once told me he enjoyed listening to French Classical music: Debussy, Ravell and Eric Satie. Some beautiful heartfelt music. Heather (Fluff) has fond memories of Dave drumming sticks on railings on his way home from Strand-on-the-Green school when he was a child, and he will very much be missed at the club.

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