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What they say..........


A special concert dedicated to the great jazz influences, composers and players featuring the swinging sounds associated with jazz luminaries such as Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, Horace Silver, Miles Davis…

“ I really enjoyed working with the band, which is uniformly excellent” Simon Spillett [UK jazz star]
“These guys really swing” Greg Abate [ USA jazz star ]
“Wow!! What a band” Roy Williams
“Great to hear your new band and repertoire …the band goes from strength to strength” Roger Clarke [ jazz critic]
“Thanks for the gig on Friday .. I really enjoyed the band----inspirational!” Susan Greenway [sax star from Texas Jazz Conservatoire ]
“A pleasure to see and hear your band on Sunday….a first class show” Alan G. Wilson [ jazz promoter, Lansdowne Jazz Club, Luton ]
“ Well played music covering accepted traditional titles into some more swing stuff, all were very fine musicians” [ Just Jazz Magazine October 2012, reviewing Upton Jazz Festival.]
“The band played wonderfully, a most enjoyable session” John Dunleavey [Upton Jazz 2013]
“The best performance in my eyes was Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends at “The Lord Clifden”- [Birmingham Jazz Festival 2012 Review]
“I really enjoyed your session. I love your band and am looking forward to having you back next year” – Pat Holly [Worcester Jazz Club]
“Thanks for a memorable lunchtime jazz session- your band is sounding extremely good!” - John Shaw [ Gayton Jazz Appreciation Society]