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Welcome to my world of Traditional Jazz. The pages which follow are a tribute to the musicians who have dedicated themselves to playing the music of New Orleans and Dixieland in the North West of the British Isles. Although I try very hard to ensure all the information about the bands and events are correct, please check with the venues concerned before setting out on your journey.  - Fred Burnett.

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100 NOT OUT is this a record?

On Sunday February 2nd 2014, Cliff Crockett, the drummer in The Severnside Jazz Band will be celebrating his 100th birthday by playing at the scheduled night for the fortnightly sessions at The Four Crosses, Bicton, Shrewsbury, SY3 8EF, at 8-30pm. Cliff will be drumming as he has done for many, many years with the band., and Cliff's drumming is excellent - he is a serious and highly competent drummer: Although he drives, Edna, his wife is not too keen on him doing dep jobs.   Surely, history will be made on that night, and I guess there might be some interested parties from the outside world present to witness this event.    So, jazz fans, try to get there - for those who get there, it will rank in their anecdotal memories along with, "I saw Louis Armstrong playing in Manchester in 19.."    I'm not sure if the queen will be sending a representative, or will be turning up herself. Anyway, I'll have a suitable cushion ready in the car. - Malcolm Hogarth

The video below by Geoff Inwood was recorded on 9th December 2012 and features John Penn playing Morocco Blues with Cliff on drums.

 

 

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