Traditional Jazz in the North West of the U.K.

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508 pages of News, views and music as at Friday August 15, 2014


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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Back in June 2012, Harold Troughton wrote, "Hello Fred. I just happened on this terrific short jazz documentary film now available on YouTube.  It shows a classic Dixieland band playing to a wildly appreciative audience in a New York dance hall in 1954. I'm sure you'll like it , particularly the superb natural light photography. Lots of your readers would dig this record of times when Jazz was king.  Ah well Happy Days ".  It features  Jimmy McPartland (trumpet), Willie (the Lion) Smith (piano), Pops Foster (bass), Pee Wee Russel (clarinet), Jimmy Archey (trombone), George Wettling, (drums). Filmed at the Central Plaza Dance Hall in New York City, with special appearance by Al Minnus and Leon James. Produced and directed by Roger Tilton and edited by Richard Brummer, I thought it was worth another mention - Fred



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