Beaufort Jazz

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August and September Review – announcing Samuel C. Lees

September’s Beaufort Jazz evening found us temporarily relocating to the Stones restaurant for the arrival of our featured musicians – Steele and Friends. We just about managed to squeeze the sizable audience into various nooks and crannies that make up this unusually shaped restaurant and settled down to hear some fine music.

It was an evening when we said hello to many newcomers and of course remembered George Eaton who had been a very popular Beaufort stalwart over the years. We were reminded of George’s guitar playing and his ability to repair guitars, a skill which had helped many a Beaufort regular.

We were very pleased to welcome even more new faces with a special mention to Sven who found his way to our evening in search of the West Lancashire Big Band (who play first Sunday of the month). Young Oliver debuted on the main stage and hopefully he will be able to join us again in between his studies at Leeds University.

Once again we had two first class musical evenings with excellent featured bands and very enjoyable jamming. August seems quite a while ago when The 3 Musikateers gave one of their trademark live performances.  A combination of excellent musicianship clever arrangements and a vibrant stage act just about describes one of their evenings.

Steele and Friends changed the pace for September by revisiting the days when jazz trios were the norm. Covering many of the old standards Doris Steele was in fine form on vocals despite having a bad arm and having to wear a makeshift sling.

For our next Beaufort Jazz evening we are delighted to welcome Samuel C. Lees. This exciting and entertaining  Gypsy Jazz guitarist needs no introduction to Beaufort regulars and it is splendid news that he is able to join us as our featured musician on Monday October 3rd. A full announcement will appear in the next few days.

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September 17, 2011 - Posted by | Beaufort Reviews | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hi

    I want to let all Gypsy Jazz fans know about a tuition weekend of Gypsy Swing Guitar I am running for guitar players who want to learn the style. We have the amazing Samuel C Lees teaching and there will be lots of time for practice and Jamming with others.

    This fully residential Guitar Retreat is on October 14th – 16th at a the lovely Edgcumbe Hotel in Bude, North Cornwall right by the coast.

    For more information please visit the website: http://www.guitar-retreats.co.uk/guitar.retreats.event.reservation/272

    Many thanks

    Stuart Marshall

    Comment by stuart marshall | October 7, 2011 | Reply


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