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Stafford Jazz Society on song for May

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

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STAFFORD Jazz Society joins forces with Stafford Music Festival for two of its May concerts.

Marston's Pedigree Jazz Band present a tribute to trad jazz as part of the Stafford Music Festival on Sunday, May 11.

The line-up features Chris Walker on clarinet, Roger Marks on trombone and John Shillito on trumpet backed by rhythm section of Ken Ames on Banjo, Alan Harris on double bass and John Bell on drums.

The gig takes place at the White Eagle Club, in Riverway, Stafford,

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Before that the month opens on Sunday with the club at its regular home of Stafford Rangers Social Club, in Astonfields Road, with former SJS band of the year Swingin' Jim's Dance Band, a 17-piece outfit fronted by Jim Henderson.

The band features some of his former pupils and colleagues from his teaching days and plays songs from 1940s swing to rock 'n' roll and contemporary.

Blythe Bridge High School Jazz Orchestra perform at the second festival concert at the Rangers on Sunday, May 18, led and conducted by Janice Stephens.

May closes with the Tame Valley Stompers at the Rangers Social Club.

All concerts start from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and admission is £5 members/£6 non members.

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