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Tuesday November 6th

Tad Newton's Jazz Friends

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Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends

(Voted 2nd most popular band at FestJazz at Chateauneuf du Faou Brittany in August 2018)

The Jazz Friends specialise in lively, swinging, straight ahead jazz. The band features, within its show, a flexibility of approach enabling it to spotlight an eclectic mixture of vocals, jazz standards, novelties, blues, as well as solo features by its respected and well-known individual musicians.

TNJF has appeared at some of the top venues and jazz festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Here’s what some have said:

-“I really enjoyed working with the band, which is uniformly excellent” Simon Spillett [UK jazz star]
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“These guys really swing” Greg Abate [ USA jazz star ]
-“Wow!! What a band” Roy Williams
-“T
he band goes from strength to strength” Roger Clarke [ jazz critic]
-“Thanks for the gig on Friday .. I really enjoyed the band----inspirational!” Susan Greenway [sax star from Texas Jazz Conservatoire ]
- “A pleasure to see and hear your band on Sunday….a first class show” Alan G. Wilson [ jazz promoter, Lansdowne Jazz Club, Luton ]
- “ Well played music covering accepted traditional titles into some more swing stuff, all were very fine musicians” [ Just Jazz Magazine, reviewing Upton Jazz Festival.]
- “The band played wonderfully, a most enjoyable session” John Dunleavey [Upton Jazz]
-“The best performance in my eyes was Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends at “The Lord Clifden”- [Birmingham Jazz Festival Review]
- “I really enjoyed your session. I love your band and am looking forward to having you back next year” – Pat Holly [Worcester Jazz Club]
- “Thanks for a memorable lunchtime jazz session” - John Shaw [ Gayton Jazz Appreciation Society]

The band tonight features Tad Newton (trombone/vocals), Gary Wood (trumpet/vocals), Richard Exall (sax/clarinet), Alan Haughton (piano), Tomas Pedersen (bass) and Ronnie Fenn (drums).