Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jazz for Christmas!

This Thursday the 18th December, at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham …

We have a good line up of talent for everyone to enjoy, and I hope I am among them! Missed last week…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt… Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons…Trumpet and Piano, 
(not at the same time, although we have seen him do that)!

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo

Craig Hipperson…  Drums…

Come along and join the friendly crowd that support these fine musicians every Thursday…

This week if you wish you can bring food for your table or fellow listeners, those who cannot no doubt there will be plenty to go around…But do not forget your raffle money!!!!!!!!!

Let us hope it will be a good start to your Christmas jollies!

8pm-10.30pm



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz line up for 11th December…

Just received the line up from Alan…for this Thursday at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

Hope a good crowd can get to support them and have a fun evening… …

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Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons… Piano…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

8pm-10.30pm…

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

On this Thursday the 4th December at the Sports Pavilion …Ditchingham…

The Line up of Sole Bay Jazz Band…which is looking good will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ron Hockett… Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons… Piano…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Hopefully one of the regular singers will be able to come along and provide some vocals…

Hope once again to see a good crowd to support these fine musicians… come along for an evening of fine music with lots of friendly people…

8pm-10.30pm…
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Another great night of jazz from all those above, also had a few songs from Roy…

Would have liked to hear a few more duets from Ron and Tim as they play so well together… but Ray gave us some great piano playing, also would have liked him a bit nearer the others as he gets lost out on the side instead of nearer the front, but of course we cannot have everything. Tony, Craig and Alan keeping the beat as always…

Once again a bit loud for some of us, but at least it does cover the loud chatting that seems to go on regardless… however nice to know that everyone enjoys meeting up…and as long as the band does not let it bother them it does not matter.

Thanks to everyone for digging deep for the raffle which helps to encourage the band to keep playing each week.

On the 18th several of us have decided  not to do a big buffet to celebrate 
Christmas this year… however please get together those who have tables to provide a few goodies, and for those who cannot… a few of us will make sure there will be plenty for everyone to go around…

Thanks to Jon for allowing us to do that, but do not forget to spend plenty at the bar… unless you are driving that is, as we want everyone to enjoy Christmas…

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz…

A good night of live Jazz at the Sports Pavilion last evening…

Not such a big crowd, maybe lots on TV! but still a good lot of regulars to meet up and enjoy some chat and music…Probably not one of the more upbeat nights, but very enjoyable maybe a little loud for some of the audience but that was due to the amps not the talent.

Lots of folk not feeling very well, maybe the time of year, and none of us are getting any younger …so firstly may I wish everyone who is not 100% a speedy recovery, not nice when some of our great friendly crowd cannot get to the music…

We had several different types of music, with vocals from Tony P (love Dr Jazz) and Roy sounding on top form once again…

I did manage a few photos, but have done something to my camera that has deleted a lot of favourite photos and it seems to be playing up but will keep trying to sort it… The band was more colourful last night so risked a few shots… thanks Fudge for cheering me up!

Thanks Jan for once again driving us…and to Heidi for keeping up the smiles even in the not very warm venue…June and the Coven table for the goodies, ha ha glad the amaretti biscuits went well with the wine June! In fact thank you to all our lovely regulars who make it a pleasure to have somewhere to go to meet up with live music and a friendly chat to warm the heart, oh and the cuddles! all for the price of raffle tickets, (well not the cuddles they come free) we are so lucky…

Last but not least thanks to the talented musicians who come along every Thursday night to play for us…I hope you know how much we appreciate it… Thank you…




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz Band …Thursday 27th November…

This Thursday evening at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…
in the line up we have…


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Tim Densham and Derek Cubitt …with  
their Saxophone and Clarinet playing.

Joining them on the front line…Tony Parsons …Trombone and Vocals…

With our three back liners keeping the beat…

Tony Jullings String Bass…Craig Hipperson…Drums. 

 Alan Cugnoni Guitar/Banjo…
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Not sure if anyone else may be joining them , if Simon is better? but hope we get another good crowd to support these fine musicians…It is such a nice friendly venue, cannot believe we have been there 3 years now.

8pm-10.30 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz and friends…

This week Alan has found us another great line up… for Thursday 20th November 

at the Sports Pavilion… Ditchingham…

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~Keeping the beat will be our usual mainstay of…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…


Welcome back to Ron Hockett … Saxophone/Clarinet ……

also  back Ray Simmons…Piano…

keeping company with …Tim Densham … Clarinet/Saxophone…


How about that for a line up…We may see Simon Denny for some vocals 
which would be good…

Hope to see a good crowd to support these great musicians…

The raffle will I hope bring you a prize?  but it helps as you know to get these musicians playing for us each Thursday evening…

8pm-10.30pm

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Another great night from our talented gentlemen in the Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Tim, Ron and Ray providing us with some really grand music, with Clarinet and Saxophone and piano magic solos, while our back line kept the beat and some good drums from Craig as always…

We did have Geoff playing his harmonica for a number again, and Roy gave us a few songs whilst being entertaining…

A lot of folk had aches and pains and colds etc, so hope everyone soon feels better.

A good crowd once again to support the band, and hope they enjoyed it us much as I did. It is so good to see live music appreciated.

Thanks to Heidi as well for her swift serving and lovely smile…

Lovely friendly evening, and thank you for digging deep for the raffle.

Looking forward to Thursday evening for another live jazz session. thanks one and all…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz…

This Thursday the 13th November at 8pm -10.30pm the line up for the Jazz will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone

Dick  (Trummy) Mayhew …Trombone…

Bill Skinner…Saxophone…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Maybe one of our singers will come along for some vocals to add to the above…

That looks like a great line up nice to see Bill again…
Come along to a friendly night of jazz and fun…


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Another great night of jazz from the Sole Bay Jazz Band and guests…

Some different music, even if it did take a while between tunes to decide what to play and what key! but they got there in the end…and provided us with a good night, with many notes coming from Trummy on the trombone and the 'arsonium' Tim mostly on Clarinet lovely as always, Bill with his saxophones nice to see him well again, they formed the front line, and our 3 back liners Tony on String Bass making it talk, Alan keeping the beat… and Craig what a great drummer he is lovely to hear a couple of good solos even if they were short!

Simon gave us some really touching singing, us 3 'Andrews Sisters' joined in but unfortunately the band did not notice us, but we had fun! Thanks Simon good to see you back as well…

A good crowd turning up again and some more new faces amongst the regulars…

Thanks as always to Keith for getting the raffle prizes and sorting the money side, and for all of you who did dig deep as I keep asking as we do not charge an entrance fee, so what you give goes mostly to the band and a little for prizes, so we can have our Thursday night Jazz sessions… and of course thanks to Alan who gets the line up each week… a little bird told me some of the line up next week and it will be another good one!!!

Thanks to Heidi as she always manages to keep up with the flow of people at the bar, with a smile on her face…

Cannot believe we have been at the Sports Pavilion for 3 years this month, hope Jon has never regretted letting the band play there as we now get so many people attending, the chairs run out, but as always some of our regulars bring garden chairs…

Looking forward to next Thursday night, a great friendly crowd, even if some are rather noisy, ha ha you thought I had forgotten to mention the loud talk!