Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2012
The “Stars of British Jazz” perform traditional jazz music
as made popular in the British trad-boom era of the 1950s and 60s, also known
as British Trad.
From this period came names that dominated the British jazz scene for many years such as Kenny Ball, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Humphrey Lyttelton, all of whom had hugely successful bands – and all of whom performed at the Langstone Cliff Hotel!
The Stars of British Jazz will feature throughout the weekend
All to be presented in the Washington Suite
Friday 23rd November
Dinner 7.00 – 9.00pm
Dancing and Musical Entertainment 9.00 – 11.30pm
Saturday 24th November
Lunchtime Session 12.30 – 2.30pm
Wonderful Music and a superb Cold Fork Buffet Lunch complete with Sweets, Cheese and Coffee
Dinner 7.00 – 9.00pm
Dancing and Musical Entertainment 9.00 – 12.00
Sunday 25th November
Lunchtime Session 12.30 – 3.00pm with full traditional ”Sunday lunch” which
just has to include great British Beef
The Stars of British Jazz are enhanced on this occasion by the charismatic Jazz Voice of Maggie Reeday.
The “Stars of British Jazz” are a mixture of past and present members of these famous bands and other younger musicians of top class ability, who have worked together for many years. They keep this wonderful music alive by presenting a programme of “British Style Trad Jazz” as well as more mainstream forms of the music, performed with great creativity and energy. And of course there just has to be a musical nod in the direction of the aforementioned ‘famous names’!
John Benson – Double Bass / Vocals
(Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen 1977 to 2002)
Originally from North London, John now lives in Suffolk, close to the charming resort of Southwold. a member of the world renowned ‘Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen’ in 1977. During 25 years touring the world with Kenny’s band, he made regular TV appearances, radio broadcasts, royal command performances and a wealth of recordings.
Andy Cooper - Clarinet, Vocals (Euro Top 8 1996 - present)
Born in Elgin, Scotland and started playing clarinet at school in Oxford, before attending Art College in Cambridge. Andy turned professional in 1963 with the London City Stompers and later joined the Charlie Galbraith All Stars and the Allan Elsdon Band with whom he was proud to tour with his idol, Edmund Hall.
Andy has been an important member of the Kenny Ball Band since 1967 and is very much recognised by his vocalisation on ‘I Wanna be like you’ from the film Jungle Book.
Since 1996 he has also been running his own band, Euro Top 8, successfully touring Europe and the UK.
Richie Burns – Drums (Pete Allen Jazz Band 2003 to 2010)
Richie’s interest in drums began from about the time he could walk and was
given his first drum kit at the age of six.
Richie was greatly influenced by the ‘three B’s’ (Ball, Barber and Bilk). In 1996, Richie received a phone call from his close friend Ron Bowden, of the Kenny Ball Band. Ron asked him to deputise for him with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen at various venues across the UK.
Richie is a huge follower of his idols Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Ed Thigpen and Dennis Chambers.
Graham Woodhouse – Trombone / Voc. (Pete Allen Jazz Band 2004 to 2010)
Graham Woodhouse started learning music aged eleven, playing on a battered
old school trombone. Over the following few years he became a fixture in the
“City of Derby Youth Band”.
Graham developed a keen interest in all varieties of music, particularly jazz and was encouraged by local musicians in his home city of Derby. During this time he got to accompany many jazz greats such as Wild Bill Davison, Yank Lawson, Roy Williams, John Barnes, Earl Warren, etc.
In 2004, Graham was asked to join the renowned ‘Pete Allen Jazz Band’ with which he stayed until 2010.
Colin Wood – Piano ( Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band 1977 to the present)
Colin was born in London during WW2 and moved to Wells, Somerset in 1950. In 1977, he joined Acker Bilk. Since then, (while playing with Acker throughout), found time to play with Wild Bill Davison, George Masso, Billy Butterfield, Kenny Davern, Ken Peplowski, Bob Barnard etc. and most British mainstreamers & also with Ray Warleigh, Lol Coxhill, Jim Mullen, Henry Lowther, John Stevens, Dick Morrissey, etc., etc.
Simon Nelson – Cornet / Voc. (DixieMix 2009 to the present)
Simon began cornet playing with his village brass band, but quickly became a
fan of the jazz music which was played all the time at home. Simon joined a
youth band, “Jazza” which went on to win a first prize in the Daily Telegraph
Young Jazz Awards.
His latest band, DixieMix, a traditional 6 piece Dixieland outfit, has been the most successful yet and was where he met Mr John Benson. Since then, John has taken a big interest in Simon’s jazz development and invited him to be part of the ‘Stars of British Jazz’.Influences: Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbeck, Clifford Brown, Gerry Salisbury, Wendell Brunious and more.
Autumn Jazz Weekend 2012
Friday 23rd November to Sunday 25th November
2 Days Accommodation, Full English Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Entertainment
|Twin/Double Rooms without balcony||£ 195.00|
|Twin/Double Rooms with Seaview||£ 230.00|
|Family Rooms without balcony||£ 215.00|
|Family Rooms with Seaview||£ 220.00|
|Family Rooms with Balcony||£ 235.00|
|Family Suites||£ 240.00|
|Single Rooms without Balcony||£ 230.00|
Non Resident Tariff
Friday 23rd November 2012
Dinner and musical entertainment £33.50
Saturday 24th November 2012
Lunchtime Cold Fork Buffet £20.00
Saturday 24th November 2012 - Dinner and Musical Entertainment £38.50
Sunday 25th November 2012
Lunchtime session 12.30pm The Stars of British Jazz with
Guest vocalist Maggie Reeday £22.00
Or how about a real bargain?
A non-residential weekend ticket? £ 90.00
Dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch again on Sunday, don’t miss a thing - saving a whacky £26.00
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