Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club
Our jazz nights are the second and fourth wednesday in the month
Abridge Village Hall, 39 Ongar Road, Abridge RM4 1UH
Dave and Sheila Dyer 01945-588325/07903-879209
Starting at 8.00 till 10.30
Wed 25 April Hugh Rainey and his band
Hugh Rainey-trumpet, Les Handscombe-trombone, Brian Hart-clarinet & tenor sax, Tim Huskisson-keyboard & clarinet, Ollie Benson-banjo & guitar, Derek Pring-bass, Johnny Baker-drums.
Hearing Hugh Rainey lay down a strong melodic trumpet lead for his Jazz Band, it isn’t surprising that his group has numbered among the most entertaining in all British jazz for so many years.
Wed 13 June Jackie Free & his Chicagoans
Jackie Free-trombone, Peter Rudeforth-trumpet, John Crocker or Julian Marc Stringle- clarinet & tenor sax, Tim Huskisson-keyboard , Murray Salmon-bass, Martin Guy or John Watson-drums.
For jazz fans ‘the best things in life are Free’ – Jackie Free, that is, and his superlative Chicagoans. Louis Armstrong, no less, described him as “a fine trombone man”. Not only does Jackie share his trombone artistry with another great octogenarian, Chris Barber, but his magnificent front line has Barber’s trumpeter, the peerless Peter Rudeforth, and a Barber stalwart for 35 years, John Crocker.
Wed 27 June Carton Jazz Band
Wed 11 July Peter Rudeforths Band
Carole Braithwaite and her Jazz Crew
Wed 8 August The Gresty White Ragtimers
Alan Gresty-trumpet, Brian White-clarinet, Goff Dubber-reeds, Geoff Cole-trombone, Colin Bray-keyboard, Geoff Bagot-bass, John Petters-drums
This is a much in-demand band playing the small group Dixieland of the Condon era. The band was formed in 1985 initially to pay tribute to the great Muggsy Spanier. Since then they’ve included the music of Bob Crosby, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman et al – in short the golden age of Dixieland.
ALL artists and bands are subject to change without notice