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                                               The News – Summer 2017

We have decided to return to the bands original name The EAGLE JAZZBAND  to celebrate we have produced a new CD    “MEMORIES”  which features our new line up. Like most bands these days we’ve had gig periods of Feast and Famine.  Spring has been free from incident we have been to venues all over the UK. That said, you can’t keep your contacts up unless you travel.  It’s been a pleasure seeing so many old friends again.  We’ve had some ecstatic receptions from some of our Saga and Venture Away audiences – but of course to get them you have to get the stage-presence.  It can help if you’re wearing white tuxes! But when you get that response there really is no other feeling like it.  Jazz is a performance art, after all, and the business of “entertaining” has to lift both performer and crowd.  In other words, it’s deep respect for the traditions of classic jazz, our pleasure it certainly is! We keep adding bits and pieces to the repertoire, Jools has splashed out on a new kit with wood block and a cowbell !! Pete his multi-brass array, Brian his sousaphone and now backing vocals, Matt his multi array of reeds,Terry with his bagfull of surprises. We hope you all enjoy our new CD , and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017

                                                                          keep Jazzin !