| Friday, September 27th: Anniversary Party: this is the annual ‘knees up’ and is one of
the most popular nights of the year with the usual hot, swinging jazz, an excellent free
buffet and other surprises. The music this year will be provided by Penman’s Jazzmen,
making its second appearance of the year.
WELCOME TO THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE CLUIB’S 20TH YEAR
Jim Petrie: a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene for many years, Jim has decided to
take a break from playing. He will be sorely missed as will the Diplomats Of Jazz
October 18 ( 9.40pm -11.00pm): Boab and the Busbymen: Bob Busby, a long time musical associate of
Jim Petrie, has resurrected this band from the distant past to take the place of the ‘Dips’ on the Club
programme. This band will have a line-up and repertoire a bit different from that of the ‘Dips’
October 25: Ali Affleck’s Bedlam Swing This will be Ali’s first appearance at the
Club. The band has a lively repertoire that ranges from the red hot roots of jazz in
the 1820s up to the 1950s and lesser known songs. The band deliver a fresh and authentic approach to
the roots of jazz. To find out more, go to Ali’s website
Friday, November 8: Savannah Jazz Band: ‘The Savannah’ has played at the Club
every year since the Club opened and is celebrating its 40th birthday. The band’s longevity is a testament
to its popularity. (www.savannahjazzband.net)
Friday, November 22: Dick Lee’s Bechet Nouveau: this is relatively new band,
led by the irrepressible Dick Lee. Here, Dick celebrates the music off the late,
great Sidney Bechet. I can think of no one better to pay tribute to the great
New Orleans clarinettist and soprano saxophonist.
Friday, December 13: Tenement Jazz Band: making a welcome return to the
Club, the Tenement Jazz Band is carving out a great reputation throughout
the UK, playing clubs, concerts and festivals. This is a group of young musicians
keeping the flame of the classic jazz period burning.
Friday, December 20: Christmas Party: this annual event is always well
attended and it is wise to book tickets prior to the event to avoid
disappointment. The entry price includes an excellent buffet as well as
hot, swinging music from Mike Daly’s Rhythm Kings.
In addition to the bands mentioned above, there will also be the excellent local groups.
Festive Period: THERE WILL BE NO JAZZ ON DECEMBER 27TH OR JANUARY 3rd
The Edinburgh Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club is the only club in Edinburgh where you will hear
live, traditional jazz on a regular basis. So, come along and help to keep it that way.
If you have never been to the Club or haven’t visited for a while, why not come
along one Friday evening and bring your friends, relations, work colleagues and
anyone else you can think of. A great place for a social get together.