There is light at the end of the tunnel, inoculations are proceeding at a great pace.

 

Hopefully, before too long we will be able to

CARRY ON JAZZING!

Providing everyone plays their part and does not ignore the pandemic restrictions we are hoping to be able to reopen on Thursday 20th May 2021, albeit with the rule of 6 and table service. The band for that evening will be Sarah Spencer's Trans-Atlantic Band.

Bands have been booked for every Thursday throughout the year and so we hope to be able to continue with the scheduled programme subject to bands being willing and able to play for us.

We were to have had Tony Pitt's All Stars playing for us on 29th July but as you may know sadly, Tony passed away earlier this year. We wanted to maintain the booking for the other members of the band and they have agreed to play on 29th July as The Tony Pitt Tribute Band with John Stuart on banjo.

As many of you know Barry Palser passed away on 4th May 2020. Thankfully, Barry's music is set to live on. Pete Rudeforth is to continue running the Super Six with Barry's repertoire and style, the band will be known as The Savoy Super Six.

We were to have had The Savoy Super Six play for us on 26th November 2020 and had hoped to use that night to raise monies for the Stroke Association, dedicating the evening to Barry's memory. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we were unable to hold the charity night.

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In order to raise funds for the charity we produced a DVD containing videos of numbers performed by Barry Palser's Super Six at Sidcup Jazz Club, showcasing Barry's unique style and showing why he was popular with jazz club's throughout Britain and Europe.

DVD tracks: - Big Butter & Egg Man - Buddy's Habit - Working Man Blues - Just A Gigolo - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Smiles - You Took Advantage of Me - Mamas Gone Goodbye - I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling - Bourbon Street Parade - Original Dixieland One Step - Sunny Side of the Street - Ole Miss Rag - Over In The Glory Land.

All profits from the sale of this DVD were donated to the Stroke Association in Barry's name.

A big THANK YOU to all those who bought copies of the DVD or made a donation. Your generosity meant that we were able to send a donation of £500 to the Stroke Association.

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