We really do hope that you will be able to find many Bands and Musicians that are to your liking in our 2024 roll call in order that we can guarantee the continued support of the Club from those of you who live within striking distance of our Venue. Of course without your footfall in reasonable numbers over our threshold there would no point whatsoever in us giving Bands the opportunity to ‘strut their stuff’ on the Club’s Podium.
The 2024 Season is opened by the increasingly in demand popular Jake Leg Jug Band in January followed the following month by the gifted John Hallam with his youngish ensemble. Just to ring the changes slightly we have two outstanding Concerts in March. On the afternoon of Sunday the 3 rd. The Freetime Old Dixie Jassband will be paying us a much anticipated visit from Enkhuizen in Holland. Closely following this on Saturday the 9 th the crowd pleasing Frog and Henry ‘International Clan’ led by Ewan Bleach, the New Orleans based world class reeds player, are with us.
April sees a welcome back for the more ‘traditional’ Alligator Gumbo Band from Leeds following their successful first visit in 2023. Tom Langham’s Hot Fingers plus that famed Cotswold Nightingale, Miss Emily Campbell will be on stage in May to demonstrate their engaging and vast musical talents once more. In June Matt Palmer’s acclaimed Eagle Jazz Band is our chosen fare for you – whilst in July, in a joint promotion with your Village Hall’ to try and raise a few funds for their coffers, we will be welcoming Warren James with his widely travelled ‘Stage Show,’ ‘The Lonnie Donegan Story.’ This full package entertainingly gives you the story of this ‘British Icon’ in words as well as music and how he began his notable career on banjo and guitar amongst the ranks of the early Chris Barber Band.
After a bit of a break in August your Autumn Sessions bursts into life with a much requested September return visit for Sarah Spencer’s widely talked about Transatlantic Band and then Nick Ward’s star studded Combo presenting New Orleans music from the 20’s and 30’s make use of our facilities in October. November will see the ‘Night Owls’ flying in again to secure a prominent perch from which to demonstrate their well-remembered, following their appearance earlier this year, amazing talents applied to the accurate recreation of a variety of early music from the Crescent City and further afield.
You will be pleased to hear that the ‘Jazzaholics’ with Jools in charge of the baton return again to deliver what is guaranteed to be hugely enjoyable ‘Christmas Special’.
Many, many grateful thanks for your much appreciated loyal and faithful support this year and we trust that we will be able to count on this phenomenon in the future. Please try and pay your Club a visit if it is at all possible for what, as you can see for your good selves, should be a memorable year of ‘Quality Jazz’ in what we trust is one of your Favourite Jazz Clubs !
Dove Jazz Club