STORYVILLE JASSBAND from HOLLAND, who gave us a wonderful evening back in August 2015 are on tour and back here again this FRIDAY, 28th APRIL 2017 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. The band members are MICHEL MULLER (trumpet/vocals), HENK VAN DE VEN (clarinet), PETER DOBBE (trombone/ guitar/vocals), HENK VAN MULLIGEN (banjo), HEIN VAN ROOIJEN (double bass) and STEF GEURTS (drums). It will be Michel’s first time of playing here at Farnborough, but Stef was here before with the Limehouse Jazz Band back in 2014. I’m looking forward to seeing them again, if you read my newsletter about their evening here in August 2015, you will see I tell of them bringing the ‘house down’
Diane and Keith
Reviews Jazz Clubs Tour 2016
Roy Thompson, Colchester Jazz Club:
"All the members of the club really enjoyed the performance of the band last night, a fantastic evening, which encouraged the members to dance.
When you plan your next UK tour, will you please include our club within your plans; as we will be delighted to offer the band a gig on a Sunday evening."
Stuart Currie, Barnsley Jazz Club:
"The men of the Storyville Jassband were wonderful on Monday! The general opinion in the club was that it was the best band they had heard for many years. There was talk of a tour next year. If this happens please include Barnsley Jazz Club."
Bob Eley, Kingsbridge Jazz Club:
"I must thank you for a truly remarkable evening of wonderful music, played by very accomplished musicians.
They all provided some stunning music, studded with very entertaining and spontaneous humour which resulted in a memorable evening of first class entertainment.
Our audience responded, as one would expect, with enthusiastic cheers and applause throughout the entire evening. Some new visitors signed up as club members on the strength of the performance. The evening ended up with a deserved standing ovation."
James Scanlon, Kingsbridge Jazz Club:
"The performances from all players were superb. A band that is as established as this one has a very polished ensemble. Some of the comments from the audience I heard were “stunning”, “fabulous”, and “memorable”.
Their repertoire included such favorites as “The man I love”, “Riverside blues” and “Sweethearts on parade”
Every performer was outstanding in their discipline, which gave us a plethora of superb solos. A treat came from trombone player Peter Dobbe when he took up his guitar and gave us a Django Reinhardt composition for which he received an explosion of applause from the audience.
Hazel Fox, Pump House Jazz Club:
"The band went down a storm and there is no question that we shall welcome them back.
Everyone cheered and shouted for more music at the end which is quite unusual with our audiences, so, yes, they were wonderful and such nice people."
Storryville Jassband in kasteel Doornenburg
In de goed gevulde ridderzaal van kasteel Doornenburg speelde de Storryville Jassband afgelopen zaterdagavond 27 januari in een nieuwe bezetting een weergaloos concert.
De klarinettist en banjospeler speelden deze avond voor het eerst mee en de kwaliteit van de band is er merkbaar op vooruit gegaan.
Vooral de klarinettist is een aanwinst voor deze bijna 60 jaar oude band. De prachtige klanken die hij uit zijn instrument weet te krijgen zijn een genot om naar te luisteren.
Ook de fantastische drumsolo aan het eind van de 2e act kon op een warm applaus van het enthousiaste publiek rekenen. De band eindige het optreden na ruim 3 uur met een lied van Louis Armstrong dat van toepassing was op de hele avond: What a wonderful world.
Jan van Swaay