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Stafford Jazz Society: favourites old and new on stage in March

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: March 08, 2014

By Gail Atkinson

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FAVOURITES old and new feature in the March programme for Stafford Jazz Society.

The Jazz Hounds are a red hot four piece band specialising in music of the 1920s and 1930s.

Led by Warrant Lathem of the Temperance Seven on saxophone, the line up also features Martin Litton on piano.

A bass saxophone gives them a distinctive sound which jazz fans love.

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They will be live from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Sunday (9).

The following Sunday former club musician of the year, reeds player Matt Palmer leads his Millenium Eagle Jazz Band.

Their set features a traditional jazz classic style influenced by the likes of Louis Armstrong and his ilk.

Regarded as one of the UK’s top jazz bands they are always popular with SJS audiences and play to packed rooms wherever they go.

Making their SJS debut on March 23 Bear Town Stompers were formed in 2012 for the Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival.

The individual musicians have all played at SJS in other bands including front line of Howard Murray, Glyn Bennett and Laurie Cooper.

The band is led on banjo by Stuart Renn and the lineup is completed by Nigel Cartwright on bass.

On March 30 young violinist Ben Holder brings his new band, Holder Barnes and Moore with special guest drummer Dave Wilkes.

The band has already received rave notices from jazz enthusiasts around the country and have been described in one magazine as “the UK’s most energetic young, live jazz group.”

Gigs take place from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Stafford Rangers social club, in Astonfields Road. Admission is £5 members/£6 non members.

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