Monday, April 21, 2014

Line up Sole Bay Jazz 24th April

This week finds us with another great line up, different again, and it will be a good one, all talented musicians as always, at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham…

For theThursday Night Live Music Show…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

this week with…

Dick (Trummy) Mayhew… on his many notes Trombone…

Joined with  the very busy Simon Nelson… Cornet/Vocals…

With the great as always trio of Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo… 


and of course the Drummer of the year Craig Hipperson…

We now have another great player to join in
Ray Simmons on Piano!

8pm-10.30pm

So come along and support live music…

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Greetings

HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY EVERYONE…


Although the sky is not blue today as it is in the photo it will be some day again…



Friday, April 18, 2014

SOLE BAY JAZZ FOR EASTER…

Every week I get more and more amazed at the talent we have locally, and last night at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham… The Sole Bay Gentlemen, gave us a really great start to the Easter Break, with a wonderful melodic full on Jazz night of live music…

What  great crowd again as well as the usual fans , nice to see even more new faces there to support the Band…

Everything went so well, some really great playing, with some pretty awe inspiring solos from them all…Sorry we have not got enough seats for all who support the band, but when Jon has the new building done maybe we will have enough then!

Ray taking over the master of ceremony's roll and organising everyone to take turns in providing is with some very  sweet sounds, not sure April showers was apt ha ha. But that solo of Georgia was something special…

Tim as always a great player, and with all the cheeky comments… with Tony P on the trombone so soft and moody, mmmm and the voice was great… pity you had a problem with the mike but you even turned that into a great laugh…

Alan who spends so much time organising the line ups each week, playing guitar and banjo with gusto. Tony J that sweet bass was swinging last night, and Craig, who was not feeling good with a very bad cold , played like the devil was on his shoulder, so well done young man you got the applause you deserved, great playing.

Roy gave us some vocals as well, loved them all but the slow one was very nice Roy…keep smiling…

Thanks Jazz Janet for helping me with the raffle, and didn't we do well! As it is free to come and listen to the band, it is so nice to see each week people who listen manage to dig in for the raffle as it is what helps to have this live music every Thursday night.

Thanks Jan for taking me, bet you will be glad when I can drive again! but again I must say thanks to all who came to support the band, and I know you had a great time by the amount of cheering.

Heidi, well I say it each week, what a great little barmaid you make, never flustered, always with a smile, and you were so busy as well so glad Jon arrived at the end to help clear up.

Nice to have some Easter goodies to eat, we had a nice lot on our table but the Coven table will not be hungry toady ha ha…

Hope to take some photos when eyes get better, in the meantime you I hope will enjoy my ramble on as it was a superb evening of live music, Thanks Sole Bay…

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday 17th April…Line up…

This week at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham. The Sole Bay Line up will be…

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Parsons…Trombone/Vocals…

Ray Simmons …Trumpet…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

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Look forward to seeing a good crowd of fans again to support these fine musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sole Bay Jazz with friends…

What  great night of live music at the Sports Pavilion last evening, and also what a good crowd of people listening to some really talented musicians…

Some really good solos from all the members…A fabulous musical treat, thank you band…

Ron as always when he comes to visit plays with such feeling, Ray on the piano seems to find more notes than there is on the keyboard…Craig with some good drums as always, Alan a duet with Ron was so nice…Alan  well done with the line up as always something different each week, you are appreciated …Tony on his string bass with some magic in his fingers with that big instrument…Tim at the helm playing well as always,  on Clarinet/Sax and that Baritone sounds so good…with Ron and him on the Clarinets and Saxophones giving us some talented magic…How lucky were we all.

Then to top it we had Simon Denny to sing for us, some real moody yummy songs, nice to see you back Simon. Roy and Jenny could have a rest from singing for a change.

Great as well to see some friends from the Norfolk Dixieland Band on a visit to listen.

Thanks to Jazz Janet again for helping me with the raffle, I do appreciate it, I did a little to help last night I hope, I miss chatting to all the folk, and I am sorry if I did not speak to many of you as still unable to see much without my specs! Thanks as well to Colin, Duncan, Don and Jan for the folding of the tickets as they always do, and of course Keith who organises it.and well done to everyone who put their hands in pockets to help with keeping these talented gentlemen coming to play live music for us all on a Thursday night. Sorry you cannot all win a prize…but it is mainly for the band…

Heidi what a great young lady looking after the bar,  making a fantastic job of it and always with a smile, thanks Heidi.

I think we will have to start bringing our own chairs, as some already do, it will soon be better weather and then we can sit outside as well…amazing that we have such talent on our doorstep, and so many people are making the most of it, so thank you all…


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Sole Bay Jazz Thursday gig…

Alan has once again found a great line up for Thursday evening the 10th April… at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham.

Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone

Ron Hockett… Saxophone Clarinet

Ray Simmons…Piano

Craig Hipperson…Drums

Tony Jullings…String Bass

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo

That is a lot of talent on show… and I am sure someone will get invited to give us a song as well…

Always a different line up of talent on a Thursday night, so hope a good crowd turns up as usual, you cannot get such a good night of live music with such talent for free very often… whoops well apart from Jazz Janet or me selling raffle tickets … I must say most people are so generous as it helps to keep the band coming along and live music is the best! as you all know…

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, April 07, 2014

Norfolk Dixieland Band

Yesterday, the Norfolk Dixieland Band played an extra gig at the 'Goat' Skeyton, and once again the place was packed full.

It is a great place for a meal as well as listening to the Band, and the word spreads each time, and however many times one goes, the meals and the friendly staff never let you down.

Thanks as always for taking me Tim, and the meal, so lovely to meet up with Jean and Judy and the gang as always. Hope you get to the Dr's Jean take care, get some wheels on those drums! Judy hope you got to see a repeat of the boat race!

We have to sit away from the band which play in the garden room, as people book to sit and eat and listen from one time to the next, so we wait until a table becomes clear so we can join in the band, but of course we can hear from the bar, and we can chat …

Sorry no photos, but they looked good as always in their blue shirts black trousers and yellow ties, great playing, and lovely to see Liz on the bass again, with Dad Peter guitar/banjo and that great voice…Vic on drums, John on cornet and vocals, Bill as lovely as ever on trombone, and of course Tim on clarinet and saxophone…

Thanks for a great day out.