First of all the good news, we made a three pound profit which was mainly down to the raffle. I won a bottle of Scotch Whiskey the previous week and as I can’t drink alcohol I was advised to put it in the raffle and mention it during the evening to help with much needed income.
For the 12th year we had the Sussex Jazz Kings entertaining us and despite Dave Stradwick’s medical problems he makes sure his audience is not aware anything is wrong.
Of the 24 tunes played, Sweet Fields was my favourite. Sweet fields refers to certain burial grounds in New Orleans. They will be back with us twice next year including the Riverboat Shuffle on July 14th.
On Saturday we have Cuff Billett and the New Europa band. With Cuff leading the line, John Wiseman trombone, John Lawes clarinet, Terry Wood banjo, Ray Goold bass and Pete Jackman drums. Like it, Love it or whatever it, you are only going to hear real New Orleans jazz, not Euro Trad.
Due to my holiday in Slovenia and the visit of my Son over from the USA I have little time writing this month’s Newsletter so I am going to cut it short this month.
TTFN and see you on Saturday. Jazzy Joe 023 8086 9720
PS Dogs can’t operate MRI scanners but catscan.