Tuba Skinny – their section!

Hot News – Tuba Skinny! A Livestream At The Starlight Tuba SkinnyTuba Skinny 9 hrs  · Hi everybody, we’ll be livestream busking again this coming Sunday (July 5) from 1pm-3:30pm CDT at the Starlight Lounge. Only two more livestreams before we break for the summer, so please join us!We’ll be donating 10% of all tips to https://www.saveourbrassfoundation.com, in … [Read more…]

Jazz Festivals – and if you have more info please contribute

  Cancelled – June 2020 – 11 to 14 – 23rd Kircudbright Jazz Festival, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. 01557 330467.  www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk July 23-26 – Fest Jazz – Cancelled –  Chateauneuf-du-Faou – Brittany. contact@fest-jazz.com – www.fest-jazz.com – Coach trip from UK including hotel. For info call Tad Newton on 01604 858549 – tadjazzfriends@gmail.com July 25 – 31 -8th … [Read more…]

Avid Records – great value double album Jazz reissue series

Lester Young   Four Classic Albums   Second Set  Avid Jazz AMSC1366 LP albums included here on the two CDs – Count Basie Kansas City Seven and Lester Young Quartet; Lester Young – Blue Lester; Lester Young – The Jazz Giants ‘56; Count Basie at Newport Lester Young might not have released an album called ‘Giant Steps’, … [Read more…]


BUCKY (January 9, 1926 – April 1, 2020) by jazzlives Bucky Pizzarelli gave so generously of his sound, his melodic intelligence, his wit, his swing.  We could be forgiven for thinking we would always have him.  Here are two versions of TRES PALABRAS from the Atlanta Jazz Party, memorable in their quiet simple intensity. 2012, … [Read more…]

Pee Wee Russell’s paintings

Fed up with him spending his leisure time just watching TV and drinking beer in their New York apartment Mary – Pee Wee Russell’s long-suffering wife – bought him a painting kit and said – we’re told “here you are – don’t just sit there – paint. After being initially nonplussed by the idea – … [Read more…]

Jazz web sites

http://www.redhotjazz.com/   www.jazzradio.com/   download.cnet.com/s/jazz-radio   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz   https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RedHotJazz/info   http://www.jazzology.com/index.php – Jazzology records, American Music etc with live sounds   http://www.chrisbarber.net/   http://www.redhotjazz.com/ – a superb history source   http://www.avidgroup.co.uk/ – record company   http://www.jazzfm.com/ – radio   http://nommagindex.azurewebsites.net/welcome – New Orleans Music magazine   https://www.jazzology.com/index.php – record labels and books   http://www.folkways.si.edu/ – records   http://www.fellside.com/ – Lake … [Read more…]


    Memoire – jazz days in Soho and beyond……..   Originally for Just Jazz magazine   I was reminiscing with friends in my Welsh retirement refuge recently and they suggested that some of the more printable ones – what to me were the exciting events with the Dobell record shop  (see photo above) crowd and … [Read more…]