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By Blackmore Vale Magazine  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

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THE Matt Palmer Millennium Eagle Jazz Band play at the Mount Pleasant Social Club in Bradford on Avon on Friday 30th November from 8pm. For more details contact Gerald on 01225 400959.

The Bob Reynolds New Society Jazz Band make the annual pre-Christmas visit to the Weavers Club in Westbury, Sherborne on Sunday 2nd December playing from 1-3.30pm. Admission is free and lunches will be available from Jan.

Bell Street Jazz Band are playing at The Dolphin in Wincanton on Friday 7th December from 6-8pm and also returning to The Dolphin on Sunday 9th December from 1-3pm. Please contact 01963 32215 for more details.

And the regulars:

Sunday lunchtime session at Jazzy's in Sandbanks, 1-4pm featuring the Andy Urquhart Quartet with special guest.

Dave Bowen and his Jazz Friends appear at the Three Compasses Inn in Charminster near Dorchester on the first Wednesday of every month. The session features some of the most experienced jazz players in the region. They play swing, standards, bossa nova etc. Free admission and the jazz begins at 8.30pm.

The Dave Bowen Quintet play a Sunday lunchtime jazz session 1-3pm at The Trooper Inn in Stourton Caundle on the 4th Sunday of each month. Free admission. The musicians are: Dave Bowen (clarinet/saxes), Tony Pope (keyboard), Mike Botterill (guitar), Mike Ridout (double bass) and Norman Bishop (drums).

On the third Monday each month, New Orleans style seven-piece The Sunset Cafe Stompers play at The Ropemakers in Bridport.

Jon Dart


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