Jazz Festivals – and if you have more info please contribute

  February 2020 – 28 Feb – 2nd March – Warner Jazz Break, Sinah Warren- Hayling Island, Hampshire. 02392 466 421 – Quote code JX20 March 27-30 – 2020 – Venture Away – Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset. 01305 750797. www.ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk –  paul@venturewaymusicweekends.co.uk April 2020 – 24th – 27th – Warner Jazz Break, Norton Grange, Isle … [Read more…]

Avid Records – great value double album Jazz reissue series

  Sarah Vaughan – Four Classic Albums – Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown; Sarah Vaughan And Her Trio – Swingin’ Easy; Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio – At Mr Kelly’s; Sarah Vaughan – No Count Sarah.    Avid Jazz double CD  ref AMSC1252. Sarah Vaughan, nicknamed ‘Sassy’ and ‘The Divine One’ had a long career as … [Read more…]

Obituaries

  Dick Williams – “My mate……..” (This article appeared first in Just Jazz magazine) by Brian Harvey It was one of those gloomy, misty, damp Friday evenings that Wales seems to do so well, I often wonder if the Bards invented them to inspire sagas of doom? Sister in law Shirley with my wife Rachael, … [Read more…]