They were the 1st to play jazz in Martock in 2005, with 158 attending, returning in 2008, with 208 attending and since then The Guardians have held at least 3 classic jazz concerts per year. They play jazz from the classic jazz age. Prepare to be transported back in time to the late 1920s in the USA. It was the time of the flappers, gangsters and bathtub gin; when people danced the Charleston, the Black Bottom and Lindy Hop; when the phonograph, the wireless and dance halls were the current crazes. Since making this booking Des Bacon has decided to retire after 62 years as a professional musician and several earlier as an amateur. We will make a presentation to him. Many other musicians hope to be there to wish him well. The band includes Steve Graham on trumpet and Ed Hughes, a splendid 1920s-style vocalist, Des & another reedman + piano, banjo & sousaphone. They will play 23 hit tunes from 1922-33, recorded 323 times by mid 1942. www.martockonline.co.uk/events for more information
Tunes being played and publication date include: What can a poor fellow do? 1927; Dinah 1925; Ain’t Misbehaving 1929; Happy Days are here Again 1929; Take it Easy 1928; Blue Room 1926; Davenport Blues 1925; Charleston 1923; I cover the Waterfront 1933; Putting on the Ritz 1927; Sugar 1931; When you’re Smiling 1928; I surrender Dear 1931; Tiptoe through the Tulips 1929; I’ll never be the Same 1932; Sheik of Araby 1922; Happy Feet 1930; I’ll see you in my Dreams 1924; Black Bottom 1926
The concert is from 7.30pm to 9.50pm. Tickets are £8 on the door. Accompanied Children under 16 admitted free. The church seats over 300, so tickets are always available. Book in advance for £7 from 01935 822706 or by emailing hckmlewis@ talktalk.net. Ample nearby parking, disabled access, toilet facilities, wine & fruit juices available before the concert and in the interval. Proceeds from concerts to enhance the building structure and £126k has been released for all work in the Quinquennial.
All Saints Church, Church Street, Martock, Somerset TA12 6JL
Thursday 23 Mar 2017