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- Welcome to The Yacht Club Four with Elayna Martin
We are a four-piece band with singer Elayna Martin; ~ We play blues, hymns, spirituals, rags, marches, waltzes and popular tunes all in the New Orleans style.
Upcoming public gigs:
We have kept in practice and we played outside at the Aldershot Lido 2021 Season Opening Event on Saturday 3rd July this year
Following our recent return to indoor gigs with a session at the Plough, we have a return booking; see below:
Why not come and experience our music:
Next date: To be arranged.
Sorry the Sunday 19th December 2021 gig is now CANCELLED owing to Omicron spread.
We hope to be back soon
At the Plough, Farnham
74 West Street Farnham GU9 7EH
3.00pm to 5.00pm FREE
Lunches served from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Plenty of space. Bring your dancing shoes!
Aggravatin’ Papa – New Orleans Music:
Elayna Martin with the Yacht Club Four plus One (PKCD-413) now on sale.
A Peter Kings recording: p.e.k. sound; www.jazz-at-peksound.co.uk and available from the band at gigs; email: email@example.com
Also available from the Upbeat Recordings catalogue 2019 and as streamed tracks through Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.
Venues played include: The Windsor Yacht Club; Penton Hook Yacht Club; Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival; Silverstone Circuit; Farnham Liberal Club; Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club; Hawley Lake Sailing Club and Aldershot Lido.
We are a four-piece band with a singer; we play jazz in the New Orleans tradition – blues, rags, hymns, spirituals, waltzes, popular songs and marches – we have many years experience of playing the music of New Orleans. We have been successful with this line-up for several years now. Our line-up: cornet and vocals, clarinet doubling on tenor saxophone, G banjo and forward facing tuba. We supplement the line-up with trombonist where a greater band presence is required and/or pianist where a piano (tuned to concert pitch) is available. All of the musicians have many years of experience collectively. We developed this line-up from a band chosen to play for sailing club social events. Our name stems from this connection and from Fats Waller’s band at the Yacht Club Speakeasy in New York. At the heart of New Orleans music is collective improvisation. We understand the idiom and we listen to each other. Every session is different. We aim to make it creative, driving, exciting – and beautiful.
“We play blues, hymns, spirituals, rags, marches, waltzes and popular tunes all in the New Orleans style!”
See and hear us on YouTube by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
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