Monday, December 30, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz night…

This Thursday 2nd January 2014… Oh my goodness another year !

Alan has got together a fine line up for the 2nd  bringing us a musical  start for the New Year, at the Sports Pavilion. Ditchingham…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

also Ron Hockett… on Saxophone /Clarinet…be good to see them back again…

Ray Simmons …Piano… making a great trio there…

Then backing them our other great trio!

Craig Hipperson… Drums…Tony Jullings…String Bass…Alan Cugnoni… Banjo/Guitar…

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE FOLLOWERS OF THE SOLE BAY JAZZ

Peregrine

Thanks to Skip from the Hawk and Owl Trust forum,  A lovely photo of one of the Peregrines…

The sky looked better on Saturday than today…

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wet and Windy…

I suppose I should not moan about fences down and water coming in, when I see how people are suffering with washed out houses and no electric or gas… so hope even if people lose their homes they at least have their lives.

At least here in Beccles we have had heat and light for Christmas, so here's hoping all those without the power or even a home will soon be safe and hopefully 2014 when it gets here will be a much dryer, and happier one.

Thank goodness for the services we have here in Britain and of course the many people who go out of their way to help those in need…

I do not know if other people are getting muddled with the days, everyday of late has felt like a Sunday! or is that just my old mind? ha ha…

Have a good day everyone, and keep warm and dry, and leave the Sales until later!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day

Hope everyone had a great Christmas day, no doubt like us you have eaten too much! but hope you did not drink too much! Or if you did you are not suffering!!

Have a good day today…

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

It's Christmas!

MAY I WISH  A MERRY, HAPPY AND HEALTHY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY BLOGGER FRIENDS WHO LOOK IN HERE.

This started off being my little blog diary for friends and family, and it has got more of a message board to all Jazz fans… (who according to my stats come from all over the world)!
Which I do not mind at all, as it is a lovely feeling to know I can let a lot of people know where and when there is live jazz music … especially the Sole Bay Jazz …

Hope the New Year, will bring us lots of music…fun…happiness… and above all good health to enjoy it all…

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Home made!

I spent 4 hours this morning, baking some sausage rolls, cheese bites and mince pies, ha ha, I am probably daft as can buy things much cheaper than I can make them, but some people still ask me to do them, only thing is …I do try them …whoops!!!

Also my cake … with a silly snowman! and one of the two that I made for friends but they only wanted marzipan!





Friday, December 20, 2013

Sole Bay Christmas Party!

Thank you to all who came along to the Christmas Sole Bay Jazz night… hope you had a good time and it made you more in the festive spirit…

Ray Simmons led a great night of jazz with a few Christmas songs popped in!!

Tony Parsons, giving us some vocals as well as the Trombone… Aided by Derek Cubitt on his Saxophone… backed by  Tony Jullings, on his String Bass…Alan Cugnoni, with Banjo and Guitar…with the little Drummer Boy Craig…

Then we had some vocals from Chris… Roy, and our Jenny…Lovely to Stella back from her holiday, and having her own song from Roy!!

Lots of food for everyone I hope, and thanks for the sweets Keith and Sheila…Thanks Jon for allowing us to have to food and make a mess!

What a lovely friendly place it is and Heidi as always making everyone welcome with your smile…

Ruth took a lot of photos of the crowd, wish I had now, as there were some snazzy outfits, Ruth among them!   but was busy taking your contributions to the raffle… Thanks Alan you did a good job as there were a  nice lot of prizes…Tim would have been proud of you.



Live Music always lifts the spirit and it did last evening, will miss it next week,  but looking forward to seeing everyone in January…


Have a Lovely Christmas everyone… Peace and Joy and good Health…



Monday, December 16, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ…

This Thursday the 19th December, at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Alan has got together a great line up, so hope we can all get there to support the 'Boys' and of course you can bring a few nibbles (food)…

Ray Simmons…Trumpet … 
I suspect he will keep everything in swinging order…

Tony Parsons…Trombone…and Vocals…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/ Clarinet…

Our great back line of Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass… (and maybe a song?)

Craig Hipperson…Drummer of the year!

How good is that, and one never knows who may turn up for some extra vocals…

Thank you Sole Bay for a great year of live music, and thank you as well Jon and Marilyn for providing the venue…

There will be no Jazz session on the 26th of December…
 but the Band will be back 2nd January 2014

A good time will be had by all I hope, for a good start to a 
Happy and Merry (not with too much drink though) Christmas…



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Impromptu Christmas show!

A tired little 3 year old rang me the other day to ask if I would go up to Gran Jan's to help decorate her little tree… who could resist that call, and after that we were treated to a rather fidgety but wonderful little show of part of the nativity from school!

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My young talented niece came a little later than the rest of our family… so she is our baby, (I am sure she will not mind me saying that)…when Max came along it was a lovely gift that we all get the pleasure from…

This is just a little video for the family but Liz said it would be alright to put it on here…

As I mentioned he was rather tired, as he goes to nursery school and also was excited, as all little children are at this time of the year…(and James, he is so like you).

Thanks for letting me share him…

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sole Bay Surprise

The surprise was going to see the Sole Bay Jazz, thinking only two on  the front line, would be hard for the gentlemen…but Alan had managed to contact Simon, so we had a great fun night of live music from 6 talented people…

A nice crowd to support them as well…


So we had Bill as always such classy playing, Trummy wow that man can get some notes from his trombone…Simon with his trumpet and cornet plus the vocals… Tony with his string bass (you did say you may give us a song next week Tony?), Alan on guitar and banjo…and shoeless Craig!!! Tee he sorry Craig…gave us a nice lot of different music played with style and laughter…

Roy also gave us some fun vocals with his extra kick…





I know you said thank you for the blog Alan, and thanked the great people you manage to get to play for us each week, but we know how hard it is to get them all together so we do thank you.

Heidi great to see you on top form with your  lovely smile…

Such a lovely friendly place we have at the sports centre…and how lucky we are to have live music each week…

Next Thursday will be our last this year, where did 2013 go?  Jon has agreed we could take some  nibbles in, and so each table can bring some food in if they wish… not going to do a buffet this year, but no doubt there will be plenty of food around… So do come along and enjoy a Christmas night!

Alan is busy finding a good line up for us to listen to, so hope the weather is kind to us all…








Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jazz 12th December…

This Thursday the 12th of December at 
the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay Jazz Gentlemen will be playing 
their  music for our pleasure…

A different line up with …Bill Skinner leading the front line with his Saxophone, 
will be great to see you again Bill…

Aiding him on the front line will be Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…
who gets so many notes from that trombone of his…

Backing them will be the trio of Alan Cugnoni on 
Banjo and Guitar… 
and who manages to provide the line up each week…

Tony Jullings… our dear Prof… on his String Bass…

Craig back again with his Drums and smile…

Hopefully we will have some Vocals as well…

We should have some great music from these fine fellows, so hope to have a nice crowd to listen to live music, and I certainly hope I will be among them, no floods this week I hope.


Pre Christmas lunch…

This will make a change from the jazz posts! back to my blog diary…

Yesterday, some of my dear friends from Jazz, had our Christmas lunch and get together, 16 of us this year, I am very pleased that over the past few years I have been included in the good company of these friends.

As usual when everyone meets up it gets hilarious and at last I am beginning to feel a bit like Christmas.

We had a good meal at the Hatfield Hotel, where we went last year, and this year they had made some great alterations and it is even more pleasant as you have a lovely view of the sea, whilst keeping nice and warm, also after all the terrible floods there, it was good to see the sea nice and calm.

We had booked our  meals, so as usual Sandy had to make sure she had the list as we all usually forget what we have ordered… A big thank you for organising it all again Sandy, you are so good.

We all had loads to eat, and we had the room all to ourselves so we could have a good time!!! although it is rather hard to chat to the folk at the other end of the table…

So we all got invited back to Jean's and thank you Jean for a great time, and for that lovely log fire, sorry for making all those suds ! forgot you had a water softener!

Sandy and Janet you made good bar ladies!

Also the entertainment …ha ha especially the laughing dog, and sorry we all had a giggle whilst you mixed the hedgehog food, you are so good with all your birds and outdoor friends…A pleasure to be at your lovely home…

Thank you Roy for taking all us women, you are good, although we all know you love having us to look after!

Happy Christmas all you lovely people, and thank you all…

See you Thursday for Jazz…………

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz…Thursday 5th December…

Alan has once again got us a good line up for Thursday 5th December, at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham…

Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Back for a return visit Simon Nelson…Cornet/Trumpet/Vocals…

Tony Jullings… Swing Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Welcome back as well to Tony Wilkins…Drums 
maybe some vocals?

So hope to see a nice crowd to come and enjoy live music,
Should be fun as well…

8pm-10.30pm


Well it sounds like it was a really good night of jazz at the Sports centre on Thursday night, it was unfortunate that I was not able to go, got rather worried about the wind and rain, and did not think it would go ahead, however according to those who did go, it was a great night. ah well never mind as long as everyone had a good time, it did seem so strange though as only miss going when I am ill, and as I was ok it felt wrong…

Never mind, thanks Janet for doing the raffle for the band, and Heidi I hear kept people up to date about the weather, glad everyone got home safely.

Hope to see everyone there this Thursday!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Christmas?

Have been making some sugar flowers to keep my hand in !

Trying to think Christmas…

It  may look better when it gets on a cake!   This is  for you Dawn…Hope it is OK!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz with Fun…

Another great night, with a variety of  tunes, some sing along jazz… and vocals by Roy and Chris……

A really good crowd of fans again, and it is so good for the band to know that Thursday night is worth their time as they can hear from the applause …


Some really great music from everyone as always and Bill, love that trombone playing, Ray of course always good to see him either on trumpet or piano…Tim, Tony and Alan, great playing nice to see some smiles as well…and of course young Craig on those drums, and thanks Craig a nice little giggle, new shoes that have slippery bottoms are certainly not a good idea, sorry could not resist the photo…You played great.

Roy as I have said sang a few songs, and provided a nice happy mood, and nice to see Chris have a sing song, even if he was about to go home!!

Thanks to Heidi doing her usual non flappable happy smiling face coping with the crowd.

And congratulations Jon on getting the money for the football pitch, glad you have thought of somewhere for the ducks!!!

Nice to have some comments on the blog from a few friends, as long as I know that this is getting through and I can showcase the great talent of the musicians, I am a happy old lady…




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ…

I seem to have filled my blog diary full of jazz just of late, it seems like it is all I do! I hope that it helps to support these fine musicians, according to the stat counter a lot of folk look in, even if not many comment, just hope the band think it is worth it.

This week at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham Alan has found us another great line up…

Front line we have…

 Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Trumpet…

Bill Brewer…Trombone…

With our faithful backing group…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Tony Jullings… master of the Bass…

Maybe some vocals?

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Hope to see a good crowd to support Live Music

Monday, November 25, 2013

Foot Warmers plus!!

Sunday at the Beccles Conservative Club the Foot Warmers played up a storm…

The line up…Mike…Roy…Ian…Dave…Tony…Barbara…Bill… and later joined by Nick…

The Club was crowded, which is a good sign, and it sounded like everyone had a good time.

Our little crowd certainly did…

I could not get near to take a photo, but think everyone knows what the lads look like.

Roy gave us some songs, his usual flair giving everyone a lift…

So next gig there for jazz on the 22nd December…


Friday, November 22, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz …

Another great night of live music at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…

Somewhat different this week we have posh stands with music on them! It did seem so strange to see Craig and Tony reading the music as they had to have their heads in a strange position! however Derek had done the scores and they stuck to them,  very pleasant …I have a preference of them playing as they feel like, but that is just me, beautifully performed though, and with the 3 clarinets playing on the front row, suppose had to make sure they were all playing the same arrangement. 

Loved that Craig got his solo in, those drums come alive with him…

Everyone  is a very talented musician, and I really like what ever they choose to do.

Joining them for a few numbers, another very talented guitarist, oh and you all know how I love the guitar, and John thank you it was so lovely to hear you play, please can you come again, I loved that you were looking and listening to Alan and playing to his chords, as my Sons both played guitar, and how they loved and appreciated other musicians talent.

This week with Tim and Derek, Craig, Tony and Alan were the wonderful Ron Hockett and Ray Simmons both have such a great musical background, how lucky are we that all these musicians come to play for our pleasure, thank you all.

So we had a great crowd of well behaved people! sorry if I upset anyone last week saying about the noise, but it is my blog! and my opinion, but so nice to have an audience that appreciates the music. and what a crowd, I had a hard job getting round to everyone,, and thank you all for digging deep for the raffle, as it does so help the band to continue coming to entertain us all…

Roy came up and gave us some vocals as well, that gets the crowd going! whoops that sounds bad, not out the door I hasten to add!
Nice bright colours!

John

Neil always finds me a good shot…
Great to have Heidi serving the bar always such a smile and lovely to see her back…



Thanks again to one and all, hopefully see you all next week…live music keeps you young!!! As all us oldies know…Well we are all only old on the outside, inside we are young……This excludes all the young ones who come along, you are young in and out!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz…

Well another good week at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham this Thursday the 21st November…

Alan has done it again found  a great line up with…
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Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ron Hocket…Clarinet/Saxophone

With Ray Simmons…Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Tony Jullings…Double Bass…

Craig Hipperson… Drums…
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What a great amount of talent… we are in for a treat.

Of course there no doubt will be a singer somewhere in the regular audience???

Come and enjoy a night of live music, in a friendly venue…

8pm-10.30pm


Saturday, November 16, 2013

DIXIEMIX… Southwold

Friday 15th November at the Pavilion Southwold DixieMix entertained…

Indeed they did, well done 'Boys' what a night you gave the crowded venue, well done to Keith and the organisers and all the people who made the night special…

As Keith said a really friendly feeling to the whole evening, and it was, well most of us knew each other so it was a family feel.

The band! well as always a fun time was had by them and everyone, as it always comes over when they have fun. So thank you all it was as always a pleasure to listen to you. 
(hope the cd's went well they had some good plugs Simon!)…

I was not so lucky with some of the photos as was sitting too far back for the little camera, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it, so of course wandered around in the end to get the following photos, obviously they were playing so not as clear as could be, and they did not pose, well Kevin did as always when I get the camera out!!!

Thanks…Simon…Kevin…Chris…Tony…Pete…John…





Kevin with a banjo!!sorry did not get one of the guitar!


sorry Tony, you have a heavy load on your head on this one!


Thank you Jan for taking us all and glad Y and N enjoyed themselves.

Ruth pity the photos you took of me and my adopted Sons did not come out, but thanks for trying, and of course I did get lots of hugs whilst you were trying!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz night…

Another good night at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham last night…

Some of the regulars were not there, and some new folk came… some very noisy and need not have come along as they talked all night and ignored the band! but as someone said it is a public place, so sorry for all those who could not hear for the chatter let's hope they find something else to do next week… … that does sound nasty doesn't it, but my blog my opinion!!……

Bill.Tony j.Tim.Craig.Tony p.Alan


So a great night of jazz and singing, Roy gave us a few songs as well as Tony, and the mike decided to be good and did not fail this week!

Thanks to one and all…

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

'The Cottage'

Last night I was taken out to a gig (thanks again Tim) at The Cottage , a lovely Public house and Restaurant, that holds the Norfolk Jazz Club…I had never been there before, and it was very nice and a friendly feel to it,.They did some good meals as well by the looks of them.

We were treated to an evening of jazz with Ron Hockett…Ray Simmons…backed by the Simon Brown Trio…

'A varied and exciting programme' the flyer said, and it was certainly different, and very good, of course with such great musicians, I did not expect anything else.

Great playing by everyone, and so good to see so many great musicians in the crowd, must have felt good for the band to have such a musical audience to support them.

So nice to see so many of our Thursday night Jazz pals as well. Great to meet up with Jean and Vic as always.

Alan asked me to take a photo, so I did, not great and, I have cut Brian's head off …sorry…as did not like to get too near, and of course not my place like the Pavilion is, where I wander about taking the photos.

So thank you all had a great evening…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON

Have a wonderful day…Dad would be proud of you…

But how did you get from this in Malta with your Dad……

to this…
Where did the years go…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID…

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz Band and friends…

Well, Alan has done it again, yet another good line up for the 14th November …at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham…

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Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

A welcome back to smiley Bill Skinner…Saxophone…

Also back Tony Parsons…Trombone…Vocals…

And the great backing of …Tony Jullings String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…


Looks like a good night ahead, so do come and support these fine musicians…In a nice friendly venue…

8pm-10.30pm

Friday, November 08, 2013

More Sole Bay Jazz and Friends…

Last night at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, proved to be another great musical evening, with very talented musicians…

My goodness such a great crowd that came along to enjoy the music, as I always say it is such a good friendly venue, maybe we will need an extension to it, to fit everyone in!

Thanks as always to Heidi, what a busy night and always a smiling face…


We even had some colour co-ordination from the guys!…

Great music… so well played and lots of fun, thank you all…

Roy gave us a few songs, cut short by the rather poorly microphone, but causing a lot of laughter…

A few jokes, not sure if they worked!!!and as I said such great playing…

Thanks for our little crowd who had a good giggle sometimes,  hope we did not disturb people… but we do listen to the band…

Thanks for all the support of the raffle, sorry if I make you get your money out, but if we want to keep the great musicians coming along we have to try and support them…

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ…7th November

Another great line up this week for the Jazz at The Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham …

Thursday 7th November


Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt… Clarinet/Saxophone…

Simon Nelson…Trumpet/Cornet /Vocals…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Kevin West…Guitar…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…


Hope the weather is good and we get the usual lovely friendly crowd of people to support these fine musicians…

8pm-10.30pm

Monday, November 04, 2013

Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band

Yesterday the Norfolk Dixieland Jazz folk were playing a gig at The Goat, Skeyton, a lovely old friendly pub, as I have said on here before…

I was lucky enough to be once again taken and have a rather yummy meal, and listen to the band, also to meet up again with Jean and Judy, so we had a good catch up, so if you look in ladies, thank you for as always looking after me, and Jean good to see after all you have been through, looking so good.

Thanks Tim, it was a really great day, and the music was very very good, and so nice to see so many of the faces that follow the band, and they really showed their appreciation, a lovely day.

Looks like the Blues Brothers…


Great playing gentlemen…
Thank you one and all, see you soon I hope…

Friday, November 01, 2013

Halloween… Sole Bay Jazz!

Once again a great night of live music from the talented Sole Bay and guests…

There was some serious talent on show again this week, and a really great crowd who sounded like they really enjoyed every minute of it…Thank you all on behalf of the band for your support…

The 'Coven' ladies as always came dressed up for the occasion and again looked the part, I did take some photos before all of them got there, afraid they do not look as good on photos as they did in the flesh so to speak!!!! Thanks to them, nearly all the tables had a candle and some great halloween sweets so thank you ladies you did a great job.

A lovely surprise as well to see our Heidi behind the bar, all back to normal and a lovely smile, cannot believe the baby is 6 months, you look great young lady, and good to have you back.

 I have done a little video will have to see how it looks before I reduce it and put on here, but a few photos to be going on with…

did not get everyone on the photo, bad me!
Roy gave us some good vocals, while Ron -Tim- Trummy- on the front line were as always brilliant…

Tony- Craig-Alan-Ray provided a great back line… such good sounds…
back line looking serious…


Ron…


some of our lovely witches…

Also Neil in charge of the witches ha ha!!!
Thank you Sole Bay for another great evening of live music it was such a friendly night

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ…31st Oct…

Just received the mail from Alan for the line up on Thursday Evening at the Sports Pavilion, Ditchingham, once again he has done such a good job of getting together another set of talent for us to enjoy…

We are so lucky to have the chance to have these musicians to play for us so close to home…all of these gentlemen have a past of playing in very great places… so we thank them for playing for us…

Come and support them please…

TIM DENSHAM…SAXOPHONE/CLARINET…

DICK (TRUMMY) MAYHEW…TROMBONE…

RON HOCKETT…CLARINET/SAXOPHONE…

RAY SIMMONS…PIANO…

TONY JULLINGS…STRING BASS…

ALAN CUGNONI…BANJO/GUITAR…

CRAIG HIPPERSON…DRUMS…

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8pm-10.30pm

Monday, October 28, 2013

The FootWarmers on Sunday …

Well here we go again with a bit of a wobbly video of the Footwarmers Sunday gig at the Beccles Conservative Club.

The music was very good and nice to see a good crowd to support them…A lovely Club, so hope that those coming to see the and hear the music will feel the urge to join, as always with Clubs especially this day and age, if you do not use them you lose them, and we need to support them.

The Band were joined in the second half by Ray Simmons and Chris Capocci, so have done a couple of  videos… stand by to see plenty of the post showing forthcoming events at the Club, but enjoy the fun…

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Of course the sound is much better live, but hope you can see they were having fun, which as always makes us as an audience really have a good time.

So thank you all…

More fun video here…Roy likes to tease …enjoy…
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Yet another great night of live music from the Sole Bay plus friends last night, at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

Lovely to see another good crowd to support these talented musicians, and great to say less loud talking, nice to hear chat, as this is a really friendly place, so thanks everyone, I do understand that I may annoy folk doing the raffle and taking photos, but, the band would not be able to bring such good musicians without it.

Great line up and lots of different jazz, and a few songs from Roy, did love 'Misty'.
Good solos and nice fun between the band which in turn makes us fans enjoy it even more.

Tim-Tony-Ray-Craig-Derek-Alan



So thank you Sole Bay Gentlemen, once again you have given your fans  a happy evening…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ…

This Thursday evening the 24th October at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

The Sole Bay Jazz Gentlemen will once again be thrilling us with some great live music.

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Tim Densham…Saxophone/Clarinet…

Ray Simmons…Trumpet…

Derek Cubitt… Clarinet/Saxophone…

Tony Jullings…Double Bass…

Alan Cugnoni…Banjo/Guitar…

Craig Hipperson… Drums…

Hopefully there will be some vocals as well, 
but you can be sure of a good night in a very friendly venue…

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8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun video!!

I did try  taking a couple of video's last night of the Sole Bay, but standing up trying to hold a camera still is not good…  should have sat down! so it is very wobbly, however after watching it have decided to put it on here even though it was not a good  effort of mine, the band are having such fun, that I hope it comes across like the fun it was…

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Chris is at his best making us all happy…

Sole Bay Jazz plus lots of friends…

This Thursday once again at the Pavilion Sports Centre at Ditchingham …we were treated to another great night of talent and fun… how lucky are we to be able to have such good live music so close to home, with free entry… Even if I do make sure people dig deep for the raffle, as it is what enables the band to keep playing for us…

Once again a great crowd, some new faces among the regular fans,  nice to see.

Tony-Tim-Craig-Simon-Kevin-Chris

Kevin…

Simon with feeling!

We always enjoy the talent of our regular musicians…
Tim-Tony-Craig-

This week we had the added pleasure of Simon and Kevin
from Dixie Mix and our own Chris with his trombone great voice, and braces!!

And of course what great fun they had and then ensured that we all enjoyed it to the full…

So many thanks to you all a real pleasure for us all…

My only little niggle comes again …and as it is my blog sorry if it offends…with it doesn't really affect us who like to listen, that people talk,  we all do have a chat I know…however we do have a few who constantly talk right through the whole of the night very loudly…and I was most upset last night (as were a lot of folk)  that when the musicians are doing solos. especially when last night the double bass was being played, some people need to just be a bit less rude and keep their talk quiet! It does spoil it for us…

However I do expect a few folk object to me taking photos and videos as I have to go closer to the band, I do apologise for that, but it does not affect those listening like the loud talk does…

Right my little rant is over…  The Band was magnificent what a great night…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ …THURSDAY 17th October…

This week another great line up of live Jazz at the Sports Pavilion…Ditchingham…
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Tim Densham…on Clarinet/Saxophone…

Joining him this week a welcome return of the ever busy… 
Simon Nelson…Cornet/Vocals…

Another welcome back to  Chris Capocci on Trombone/Vocals…

Tony Jullings…on his wonderful String Bass…

Craig Hipperson… our great Drummer…

And to top that line up
the very great Guitarist  Kevin West…
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How about that for the means of a good evening…

As someone commented on the blog, worth paying good money for,…and it is free… well apart from your very generous monies for the raffle, which enables us to have such great talent each week, so please come with some good will and some of the hard stuff please!!!!!

A good bar and lots of friendly folk… helps to make such an enjoyable night…

Start time 8pm-10.30pm

Friday, October 11, 2013

SOLE BAY ANNIVERSARY…

For the 100th night of being at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, we had yet another real treat of live music, from the Sole Bay plus friends last night.

Thanks to everyone for coming to enjoy such talent, and thank you Sole Bay for such a grand musical evening.

I took a few photos not great, but one in particular the 'lads' wanted me to post was the front line up of instruments…

They looked great, maybe next time we will have to put them against a dark background…

The three clarinet's


Ray…Alan
Tim
Ron
Derek

Thanks as well to Jenny and Roy for their great vocals…

A great night Thank you all…