|Tad Newtons Jazz Friends
are now established as one of the most popular groups on the
UK and international jazz entertainment scene.
The Jazz Friends specialise in lively foot-tapping
jazz in a dixieland style. Within this framework also reside the sounds of Duke
Ellington and Count Basie making the band ideal for concerts, clubs, dances,
festivals, riverboat shuffles or indeed functions where happy, lively music is
required. Whilst concentrating on the jazz sounds of the 20's and 30's the Jazz
Friends do not resign themselves to re-runs of 'golden oldies' and can combine
their traditional repertoire with more contemporary blues based material. The
band features within it's show a flexibility of approach enabling it to
spotlight delightful interludes of vocals, novelties, rhythm and blues as well
as fine solos by it's respected and noted individual musicians.
The band has appeared at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the UK.
They have toured extensively and have also appeared at jazz festivals on the
Festivals have included:-
Upton on Severn, Peterborough, Kettering Jazz Festival, Norfolk Jazz Festival,
Malvern Jazz Festival, Oxford Festival, Salisbury Jazz Festival, Birmingham
International Jazz Festival, Lynton Jazz Festival, Great Yarmouth Jazz
Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Dorchester on Thames Jazz Festival
Sporting Occasions have included:-
World Games, Wembley Conference Centre, Royal Ascot, British Grand Prix,
Midddlesex 7's, Twickenham, London Marathon Winners Reception, Henley Royal
Regatta, York Races, FA Cup Final.
London Pavillion, Barbican Centre, Chilford Barn, The Stables Wavendon, Royal
Festival Hall, Two Live broadcasts for BBC Radio, Saville Club Mayfair,
Hurlingham Club London, Woburn Abbey
Guernsey, Isle of Man, Teignmouth, Denboch Holland
Jazz Venues have included: -
Prince of Orange London, Waterworks Jazz Club, Beaconsfield Jazz Club,
Wraysbury Jazz Club, 100 Club Oxford St., Pump House Jazz Club Watford, Pizza
Express, Colchester Jazz Club, Reading Jazz Club, Concord Club Southampton,
Town House Jazz Club Enfield, Maltings Jazz Club, Derngate Centre Northampton,
Churchill Theatre Bromley.
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