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London Jazz Festival Preview

Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017

I had the good fortune to be invited by JBGB Events Music Management to the preview for their events for The London Jazz Festival at The Other Palace (formerly St. James Theatre ), 12 Palace St, London, SW1E 5JA this November.  John Billett has an excellent programme including Scott Hamilton, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton and Dixie Mix.  At the preview he had a superb pick-up quartet on stage comprising Liane Carroll vocal and piano, Simon Nelson trumpet and the saxophones of Alan Barnes and the wonderful Alexander Bone.

Alexander is only 20 years of age and in 2014 was crowned the first BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.  In 2015 he was a soloist on the Last Night of the Proms and last year at the British Jazz Awards was voted winner of the Rising Star Award.  He received very generous applause by those present at the launch party and indeed many nods of approval from the superb Alan Barnes.  He will be appearing with Dave Newton at the London Jazz Festival.  A show not to be missed.

Colin Vidler, Coulsdon. Letter printed in Jazz Journal

Cambridge Modern Jazz Club

Posted: Thursday July 27, 2017

Do check out this fantastic article about Cambridge Modern Jazz Club, one of our fabulous venues. It will give you a real idea of just how appealing this venue is.

Early Booking Savings At St John's Smith Square

Posted: Tuesday June 27, 2017

There is an offering of a 10% discount for early booking for our faithful followers for the events on November 19th @ St John's Smith Square with Claire Teal (2.30pm) & Liane Carroll & Claire Martin (7.30pm). Please watch for more details coming soon and check your email.

Preview for Barb Jungr @ The Other Palace Studio Thursday May 25th 2017

Posted: Wednesday April 26, 2017

Barb Jungr at The Other Palace Studio 25 MayDo have a look at this great preview of our event featuring Barb Jungr on 25 May 2017 at The Other Palace Studio. A fantastic event not to be missed.  Tickets are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

The Crescent City Stompers

Posted: Thursday February 16, 2017

John Billett was absolutely stunned and thrilled to receive contact from one of the band members of the Crescent City Stompers after seeing mention of the band on his web site.

John in turn sent a reply and reported how very pleased he was to hear from him and how the Crescent City Stompers had influenced his life.  

Truly fabulous story of how the Internet can bring people together and John was so very touched by receiving an email.