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Live At Concert Jazz - Our First CD Release

Our first Live Album release was 16th June 07 - CD Day
'Duets for Django'
Paul Vernon Chester & Nick Mellor - recorded at Live @ Concert Jazz Thame on 14/03/07 (Paul's Birthday). This celebration may account for the Manouche Magic captured by Jake Kirkpatrick
This live recording gives a great insight to Paul's compositions, faultless technique and ability to improvise inventively on a chord structure.
The listening audience were so enraptured that their presence is only apparent in the enthusiastic applause at the end of each number. - were you there - get your record copy of this phenomenal performance.  This is professional stuff - no Bootleg productions - all worthy of our Highest Standards.
Track Listings are
Douce Ambience
Chez Jacquet
Autumn Leaves
Lady Be Good
St Louis Blues
Mona Lisa
Blues en Mineur
Django's Waltz
September Song
Minor Swing

Just to let you know how delighted we are with the final product. As anticipated the recording quality is top notch and the packaging looks great.  Love the colour scheme. Nick's guitar works well for the tweaked volume. Notwithstanding the CD works really well. Many thanks for your hard work Jake and I feel we have a recording that truly reflects our performance ideals. It's only when you hear the audience at the end of each track you realise this is a live recording! I feel the same tension that I felt at the gig!
Very well done mate, you know your stuff. - Paul.

Many thanks for calling in with the CD, I am very impressed and is a great reminder of a great concert.- Martin

If you wish to buy Paul Vernon Chester's Recording Click Here - CD Purchase Enquiry

Exclusive - Here are some tempting morsels of the live performance @ Concert Jazz in Thame for your delectation.

Anouman - composed by Django - a reflective and beautiful slow tempo number.

After Your Gone complete with mid flight apology for a chance string break as a result of Paul's relentless attack on his guitar

If you wish to order a copy of our first recording adventure CD Click Here

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The Calendar overtakes the old Jazz Diary and release some much needed space.  Dinner Jazz Venues will continue to be listed.

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- we also need Venues and committed audience attendance to keep these award winning Musicians in Work - they are certainly above the price of your local Disco or a Karaoke Night - This is Real Live Jazz!! - with real live thinking breathing and reactive Musicians who have studied hard at our famous Musical Institutions to get their Diploma's - give them your fully committed support!  Go and Hear them and Marvel!!


Thee are times of year when things are difficult for us, so even if you can’t make it yourself we really do appreciate it if you encourage friends and colleagues to attend or gigs and help sustain a Live Jazz Art presence in the Area.  If you would like some extra gig guides to put out in your work place that would be a terrific help and of course you can always send people to this comprehensive web site.. Given that this is only our  2nd year we need to expand the awareness of the Community to the quality of jazz performances - please network for each event! Thanks.

Concert Jazz - Volunteers Required

  • Would you like to assist with the presentation of CONCERT JAZZ events?
  • Passionate about the precise publicity, performance criteria, presentation and sustenance of live contemporary jazz music? Willing to repeat all your good efforts that are often erased overnight by less appreciative mortals?

Jazz Eddie is looking for like minded assistants to help with day to day activities and resolute and selfless commitment to regular Venue performances Various supporting activities include.

  • planning, booking, publicising, organising and servicing the main Concert Jazz events
  • dealing with musicians enquiries and bookings and arranging affairs to ensure a problem free performance
  • Ticket design, distribution to and propagation of patrons
  • Poster patrol - maintenance of discreet displays announcing forthcoming events which can often disappear - mysteriously - taken by the Poster Fairies.
  • Media Distribution to public areas and emailing individuals to promote our Concert Jazz Program
  • Networking with Individuals, Musicians, Clubs, Pubs, to provide a platform for live jazz and expand its audience appreciation base.
  • Research and compilation of images and facts required to publicise individual Musicians.
  • Using expertise on website construction and compiling graphics, copy, images and performing mundane tasks that look like miracles to others
  • Developing Grants via Arts Institutions and nurturing Private and Corporate Sponsors

..........If you think you have something of the above to contribute when all else about you are failing miserably at or avoiding what appears to be an easily surmountable problem and the only reward is to get it done because it can be done for no reward,  then you have the qualities we are looking for - so drop us a line

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Concert Jazz can be extended to include your Venue - be it Village Hall, Social Club or Theatre

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Any who wish to  perform at our various Venues may submit their information to Jazz Eddie for consideration here > Future Bookings

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Corporate Sponsors Required
To improve the quality of Performances at our monthly gigs, or to maintain ongoing International Jazz Performers participation, we would welcome all degrees of Sponsorship from any Local or National Company that feels that Contemporary Jazz of this quality would assist in the promotion of their Corporate image in the Thame Area and beyond.  In return you invest in something pleasurable of your choice and enjoy Corporate Tax Relief for supporting the Performing Arts

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Last modified: 18/02/2012