Friday, April 20, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

A hot night of weather at The Sports Pavilion last evening listening to The Sole Bay Jazz Band!

A bit subdued some of the evening from the band which one might expect as it was very warm and we have not been used to this weather it came rather suddenly, however no doubt it will change and we will be moaning about the cold again!!!

But our talented band gave us a great evening of live music, (some a bit loud for my ears)… however, everyone  enjoyed it , and there were some rather nice  tunes being played some of them great favourites of mine…good solo Derek… nice lot of bass from our Tony, good drumming from the master Craig…Ray with fingers flying, and of course Tim who plays a mean bit of jazz and knows all about every artist …so all in all good night, a bit better crowd than last week, although a few people will be on their holidays soon no doubt, but the band will still be playing for us every week, Alan does a good job of finding us good music every Thursday through the year, so we are a lucky crowd of fans.

Thank you all for digging deep for the raffle which was a rather nice one Clover and Christine thanks to you and the 'boys' for the ticket folding. It all helps with getting these talented musicians every week to play for us.

A couple of items, firstly our ex drummer Neil Kane who passed away recently will be having a private family funeral, but Margaret has invited all his friends to…The Waveney House Hotel for a celebration of Neil's life, as many people would like to say thank you for his many years of playing for us all. The date is the 9th of May at 1pm, so please come along and say farewell.

Another item is our Heidi, who has decided to have a break from being our smiling bar lady on a Thursday night, so many will miss her, but of course she will pop in to see us now and again, and from us all Heidi enjoy your lovely children and hubby and good luck in everything you do.

A couple of photos, not good ones but the blurred one is because suddenly saw our Tony looking up so did a quick flash mmm maybe better take more care another time!

Just a little mention of course of our Robin who will be once again running the London Marathon good luck to him and all who are running…







Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up…

The Sole Bay Jazz Band will be playing this Thursday evening the 19th April…
at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… where the line up will be…

Tim Densham…Derek Cubitt…Ray Simmons…

Alan Cugnoni…Tony Jullings…Craig Hipperson…

So hope to see a good crowd coming along to support these fine musicians…

Bar and Raffle…

8pm - 10.30pm…

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band

A nice evening of talented playing at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Some good melodies enjoyed by a rather small audience… however those of us who were there appreciated the music so thank you Sole Bay Jazz Band for some rather nice playing.

Thanks Clover and Christine for the raffle it was a nice one as usual… thanks also to the 'boys' for their ticket folding.

Heidi we are going to miss you after next week but hope you will pop in now and then to see us. We will welcome our new bar person hope whoever it is will enjoy the music.

Sad news that our drummer of many years  Neil Kane who used to play before we had our  Craig… Neil  has passed away to play in that great band up in the sky, so condolences to Margaret… he will be missed.

I wish we had news of Bob still do not know how he is, so for all you jazz folk that are unwell and unable to get to jazz hurry up and get better we do miss you all.

Congratulations to all those who ran the Bungay half marathon nice to see the medals Fudge love the T shirts!!  and good luck Robin for the London Marathon… just take care.

A few photos…





A couple of memories…Neil Kane… and some young jazzers in the bottom one!!!!



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band Line Up…

This Thursday evening the 12th April at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay Jazz Band line up will be…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Dick (trummy) Mayhew…Trombone…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Come along and support these fine musicians

Bar ---Raffle--

8pm-10.30pm…

Friday, April 06, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Night…

Really great to see such a good crowd to support the Sole Bay Jazz Band last evening at The Sports Pavilion. Ditchingham.  Nice to see some back from holiday .

Seven players and a couple of vocals from Barry made it a rather entertaining evening…

Also not too loud well apart from some finishes ha ha… but good playing from all.

Tim playing a solo and also with Derek 2 clarinets great playing… Ray on that piano had his fingers flying, Allan B on cornet and trumpet and some vocals…and our grand back line who always do us proud.

Thanks Christine you did a good job of the raffle on your own, and thank you everyone for digging deep, as I always say, you and Jon help to let us hear such talented musicians each Thursday evening. Also of course thanks to Colin and Duncan for folding the tickets.

Heidi is leaving us soon …what will we do without you? but good luck in everything you do you are such a lovely smiling young lady, I know it will be hard for Jon to replace you, but he will find someone to work the bar, oh as Christine said pity we are not younger!!!

Happy Birthday to Janice and Carolyn…

Hope all who are unwell are soon able to join us again,  Roy we miss you but good to have a chat on phone yesterday and hopefully you will be along when you can. have not seen our Bob of late, if anyone can let me know how he is that would be nice please.

The Bungay Marathon is on Sunday and Robin /Fudge/ Jess and all those taking part good luck and drink plenty of water. Will be there hopefully to cheer you all on.

A few photos thanks for posing Tony! Barry great singing!






Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up.

Alan has just sent the line up to me…for this Thursday 5th April…at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

Tim Densham…Derek Cubitt…Ray Simmons…

Allan Bradley…Alan Cugnoni…

Tony Jullings…Craig Hipperson…

Bar/Raffle/

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, March 30, 2018

Sole Bay Jazz and friends…

Another good night at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham with the Sole Bay Jazz Band…

A bit better crowd than last week, but suppose many are unwell and on holiday as well.

But the music was very good some different takes on some tunes and they looked like they had fun, Bill plays a really great trombone… Tim as always such a great player, Ray on the piano, not too sure about my ears drums at the change in the piano at the end!!! but some great playing, our wonderful back line of Tony/Alan/Craig we are so lucky with them all.

Good raffle thanks to Clover and Christine and the 'boys' are back to fold the tickets…Thanks to you all for digging deep again to give the band help to come along each week for us.…

Hope your tooth ache soon gets better Don.

Happy Birthday to Sheila Denny …still miss you at jazz, and thrilled Simon was able to sing again with JW band what a great recovery and looking forward to the day he comes back to sing with the Sole Bay.

Heidi with your help… and your smile…(the children will have a great easter egg hunt)

Hope all those who are unwell soon recover…

Happy Easter to one and all…

A few photos… where the one of Tony went I do not know… see FB for Fudges photos.