Harvey does Jazz

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Autumn Jazz Parade

We arrived early for this Jazz Festival, the last one to be held at Hemsby due to Richardson’s change of direction. No longer, after this weekend would the great sound of jazz and that of the evocative blues and spirituals, ring out over Seacroft Holiday Village. The jazz family were being thrown out.


We were to be entertained by great musicians, with special guests Colin Bowden, Ray Smith and Eric Webster. Mike Pointon would be compare along with Pete Lay.


Bands playing this weekend. New Orleans Heat, Pointon/Smith New Orleans Stompers, Savannah Jazz Band, Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers, Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Andrew Hall’s Memories of New Orleans and the Gambit Jazzmen. We were also privileged to have “Ray Smith ‘Entertains’” - Ragtime, Stride and Blues.


New Orleans Heat: Line-up – Richard Church (cnt/vcls), Roger Bird (clt/tnr), Dave Vickers (tmb), Barry Grummett (pno/leader), Harry Slater (bs), Alan Birkenhead (bjo) and Colin Bushell (dms). There appeared to be some additions to their song book, which was very nice. Great solos and wonderful camaraderie. A most enjoyable 5 sets. Appreciated by everyone. They certainly get the dancers on the floor. They play "Just a Little While",

Seacroft Holiday Village Hemsby

29th September 2017 - 2nd October 2017