Sun, January 14, 2018
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Cuff Billett's New Europa Jazz Band at The Concorde
John Wiseman (Tr) Loz Garfield (Cl) Cuff Billett (T) Chris Tilley (Bjo) Ray Goold (B) Pete Jackman (D)
The six piece band, consisting of Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet & Tenor Sax, Bass, Banjo and Drums, was formed in 1970 and remained virtually unchanged until very recently, with the loss of the piano-player, John Clarke.
The aim of the band is to produce a free-wheeling style, playing less well-known tunes of the 1920s and 1930s, and hopefully to introduce these refreshingly interesting melodies to a wider audience.
The band has played in previous years at the Ascona and Arosa Jazz Festivals in Switzerland, also frequently in Germany and Belgium to enthusiastic audiences.
The Concorde, Stoneham Lane