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
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
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.
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
Upton Jazz regular trio Mumbo-Jumbo bring interesting songs and lots of laughter to a venue near you; including a brand new song commissioned by the official VE Day 75 Celebrations. SAT. 1 FEB – ST. PETER’S ARTS CHURCH , MALVERN. This is a ‘Pay What You Think It’s Worth’ gig so you come along, have fun… Read more
Hello everyone, nearly an hour, 15 bands, 17 performances now on you tube courtesy of Syd and Beryl Pearman. Our festival introduced by Jason from Security, who was undoubtedly one of the stars of the weekend. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/K6FuEWa6VD0