Stradbroke Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Stradbroke, Suffolk, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Phone: +44 01379 384 975

Festival Description

The three day festival takes place at the Community Center where bands perform and you can enjoy home cooked food, ales and more. Camping is available in a large area for free and can accommodate tents, campers and caravans. Come make yourself at home and enjoy some great jazz tunes.

Festival Dates May 6 - 8, 2011

Festival Events:

Artist feature 2011:
    • The word unique is so regularly mis-used nowadays that it is worthwhile to pause and ponder its usage here. The dictionary informs “being only one of its kind, unparalleled”. When that word is applied to the ludicrously-talented, impossibly-silly and wonderfully-entertaining Bob Kerr & The Whoopee Band then the usage is completely appropriate. They are the very last of the rumbusters, anarchic and totally hilarious comedy jazz bands that originated in 1940’s USA with Spike Jones & The City Slickers and continued in Europe through Dr. Crook and The Crackpots, Freddy Mirfields Garbage Men and Sid Milward and The Nitwits. What the bands shared, apart from approach to humor which influenced Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and countless others, was their stunning musicianship. For two decades these bands became a significant part of the mainstream entertainment, their popularity massively enhanced by regular TRV exposure to which their performances were ideally suited. Bob Kerr served his apprenticeship in musical mayhem as a member of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The New Vaudeville Band and Temperance Seven where he enjoyed significant international success. Bob Kerr & The Whoopee Band are the standard-bearers for this magical entertainment and are valued as such by Paul Merton, Stephen Fry, Andrew Marr, Phill Jupitus, Ade Edmonson who have all worked with the band, as did Spike Milligan, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and countless others.
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    • Big Bear Music is proud, and just a little trepidatious, to announce that they now represent this unique group.


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