Friday, October 24, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz and friends…

I do hope everyone who came to the Sports Pavilion last night enjoyed the music as much as I did! I noticed a few new faces again, a good crowd so nice to see, just the problem of chairs!!!

A great night I thought, lots of different music going on, and such talent, Love to hear Ron and Tim play together, and our backing group plus Ray on Piano, worked out really well.

Craig gave his all with those drums, always brings a big cheer…

Roy felt well enough to sing some songs for us as well, but the amps must have been set differently as could not hear the front line much, where we sat so Roy sounded quiet, but we still enjoyed them. It is a shame that we cannot sit in front of the band as the sound much better there, but we are lucky to have the Pavilion so must not grumble, who said I was!

A good crowd as I have mentioned …my moaning bit again…but lots of talking, we all chat but it does seem that the loud constant talkers seem to pick the soft music to do so!  of course some folk do not come to listen to the jazz and make it a social night, so must not grumble. But I was lucky enough for Jazz Janet doing the raffle so I got to listen a lot more to the music for both halves.

So once again thanks to the band for giving us another great night of music, and a fun raffle ! We are so lucky that we have live music every Thursday night for the price of the raffle, so remember to dig deep so we can keep the Thursday nights going…

Hope everyone who is 'under the weather 'soon feels better, thanks Heidi as always that lovely smile…Thanks JJ for doing the raffle… and Jan for taking us…and the June for the nibbles! great company.

Looking forward to seeing who will be entertaining us next week…


Monday, October 20, 2014

Live Jazz…

This Thursday, Alan has found yet another good line up of live Jazz for Thursday 23rd October at the Sports Pavilion …

At the moment it should be…as we may have some vocals as well…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ron Hockett… Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons… Piano…

With  our great trio of …

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

I was unable to go last week, but want to thank Jazz Janet for doing the raffle, but I have heard it was as usual very good…so hope to be there this week…

Start time 8pm -10.30pm…

Bring plenty of raffle money …after all you cannot get good live music anywhere for a few pounds of raffle money which helps  keep the music going on each week…and we do not want to lose these fine musicians, or our Thursday nights out!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz…

This coming Thursday the 16th October… Alan has got us another good line up to entertain us at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet

Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…Trombone…

Geoff Whatling…Trumpet…

Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

A 7 line up so bring plenty of raffle money!

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Jazz Night…

Well that was rather different, what a great night of talent, well done to Alan for getting the line up together… and very well done to all in the band, as it was non stop fun and great music…

How very nice to have Simon and Tony singing duets, loved that as did the audience as one could tell by the applause…

What can I say it was so good from start to finish, each solo was spectacular, with such different age groups playing just shows how much talent was on show as they blended so well together…

Camera work not that good as I was jigging up and down to the beat, and Tony W looks a bit dark, whilst Simon and Bill posed!!!

But hope you can see they were enjoying the night, thanks to everyone.

A lot of new faces there, and some of the regulars missing, but it all made a great night…

Thanks Jazz Janet for helping with the raffle, and Heidi as always… all those folk and still a smile on your face, thank you… Thanks as always for the lift Jan…

Just have to say a big 'Get Well 'to all those under the weather get better soon…

Get cracking Alan you have a job to find another different line up for next week, thank you again as it is hard to get a good mix every time, you certainly did that last night…Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did…






Monday, October 06, 2014

Jazz line up 9th October…

This Thursday the 9th October Alan has found us another great line up of Music 
at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

A different sound again this week… so hope to see as many as possible to support these fine musicians… We are so lucky to have such talent on our doorstep, without having to pay out an entrance fee…But of course get your money ready for the raffle!!!

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Simon Nelson…Cornet/Vocals…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Bill Brewer… Trombone…

Alan Cugnoni… Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Tony Wilkins…Drums…

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8pm-10.30pm

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Sun and Sea…

After being under the weather for a while now, yesterday lunch time Jan said shall we go and get some sea air, what an idea! How good was that.

She took us to Pakefield, had not been there for a while, parked up, then decided some Fish and Chips were in order! we had not been in the F&C shop for a couple of years, but what a change, we had some lovely Haddock cooked to perfection lovely crisp batter and great chips…

We took them to one of the many lovely seats facing the sea along the cliff path, and with the sun shining the sea breeze clearing our heads and the great amount of people that passed by, everyone spoke and we chatted… lots of dogs playing on the green. So good after being coped up for a time…

We went for a little walk, as I had not been walking much it was 'little' (sorry Jan) but we were reading the dedications on the seats, although very sad especially the young ones who have lost their lives on our roads, but how wonderful to have a place to go and sit looking over the sea, feeling that the loved ones have a great view…

I do not think my camera managed to pick up the wonderful sight of the sea sparkling but I tried…

Thanks Jan lets not be too long before we go again!






Friday, October 03, 2014

Jazz night…

What a wonderful evening of talent and fun at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Great music and singing and some really terrific  solos…Thank you for giving us a memorable evening…

Lots of fun between the players which of course then penetrates to the audience.

There was so much going on… Ron's great solo it is so good to see how all the band members when one is doing a solo they watch and are proud to be there, Ray with his different take on some of the trumpet jazz and keeping it going well… Tony P who managed to sort of control the chatting bit while the rest made up their minds what to play, with great verve …so added to it all,. Tony J (Happy Birthday Tony) as always fingers making such yummy sounds… Alan on the Banjo/Guitar, and chief raffle shouter! and of course our great drummer Craig giving us some real wellie with those drumsticks…

Simon and Tony gave us the vocals, and I have to say Simon you sang us to a new place, you were great, loved the mix with you and Tony on the trombone…and the lovely songs came across well, and the finish everyone so enjoyed… the music was still going round in my head in the night!

Such a shame that people are inclined to 'chat' rather loud still and do spoil it for a lot of the true listening people, however we cannot have everything, sorry for those who's faces really showed how upset they were that the loud talk upset them… you know who you are… Thank goodness the band were enjoying their playing they hopefully did not take offence. We all chat but some talk loudly through some great jazz music…but it is their loss ! but of course there was a good crowd to support the band and I am sure everyone had a good time. I know I did after having to miss last week, and still, like a lot in the room, suffering from not being well.

Thanks to Jazz Janet who did the raffle again for me, hopefully I can give her a break next week. And I can get back to tormenting everyone…all in the aid of helping the band to play each week for us…

Heidi as always a smiling vision taking care of everyone…

So thanks to one and all, roll on next week…