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Jazz Blues and Swing at Malvern Cube : 5th Dec and next year too

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The return of Malvern Jazz Blues and Swing gathers pace with growing numbers, a great atmosphere, and a full programme for the next few months. The regular sessions are held every first Sunday of the month, with the Malvern Big Band, vocalist Gary Rutter on Sunday 5th December – Rat Pack; Ellington; Basie; Miller – what’s not… Read more

Malvern Jazz, Blues and Swing : 7th November

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The return of Malvern Jazz gathers pace with a full programme for the next few months. The regular sessions are held every first Sunday of the month, with Tony Pipkin visiting on Sunday 7th November with his band ‘The Tailgate Ramblers. Their music is in the classic New Orleans style and they are a big draw for… Read more

Tribute to Keith Nichols

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Keith Nichols. Born Ilford in 1945. Died in London on the 20th January 2021. Keith was a marvellous pianist, singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and authority on vintage jazz. He was a delightfully funny presenter and mixed scholarship and wit in a singularly entertaining way. As a staunch friend of Upton Jazz he will be sorely missed…. Read more

Sad News

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It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Ken Rennison a multi instrumentalist ( mainly Saxophone) who passed away on 22nd June. Ken played with the John Shillito Band most recently but also in Roger Marx’s Armada Jazz Band and further back with the Teign Valley Stompers. Ken will be very… Read more

Upton Jazz on Longside Radio

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Look out for and listen to Upton at Home on Longside Radio on Sunday 21st June and Sunday 28th June. Our good friend Alun Jones will feature ‘Upton at Home’ with a selection of jazz from regular Upton performers. That’s from 9.00pm to 10.00pm.  

Our Tribute to Paul Munnery

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We were deeply sorry to hear of the recent death of the highly acclaimed trombonist, Paul Munnery.  Paul has ranked with the greatest of British trombonists playing 1920/30s jazz, for the past 50 years. He played with a huge range of bands, but will be remembered especially for his 11 piece jazz orchestra, Harlem, which… Read more