Big Bands & Jazz : 1959 

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January 1959

11 - London (Tottenham Court Road Odeon)
13 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
15 - Southampton (Guildhall)
17 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
20 - Newcastle (City Hall)
22 - Glasgow (St. Andrew's Hall)
24 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
25 - Walthamston (Granada) - 1600
25 - Croydon (Davis) - 1930
27 - Sheffield (City Hall)
28 - Liverpool (Philharmonic Hall)
30 - Bradford (St. George's Hall)
31 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)

February 1959

01 - London (New Victoria Cinema)

George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band

George Lewis (Clarinet)
Kid Howard (Trumpet)
Jim Robinson (Trombone)
Joe Watkins (Drums)
Joe Robichaux (Piano)
Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau (Bass)

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen

Ken Colyer (Trumpet)
Ian Wheeler (Clarinet)
Mac Duncan (Trombone)
Ray Foxley (Piano)
John Bastable (Banjo)
Ron Ward (Bass)
Colin Bowden (Drums)

Chris Barber's Jazz Band (25th January only)

Chris Barber (Trombone)
Monty Sunshine (Clarinet)
Pat Halcox (Trumpet)
Eddie Smith (Banjo)
Disck Smith (Bass)
Graham Burbage (Drums)
Ottilie Patterson (Vocals)

George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band
Ken Colyer's Jazzmen (not 25th)
Chris Barber's Jazz band (25th only)

Promoter - National Jazz Federation


Programme

Geaorge Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band


Ken Colyer's Jazzmen

Chris Barber's Jazz Band


T&A Advert

Poster - Manchester

George Lewis

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

February 19th 1959

Walthamstow

Count Basie
Joe Williams

February 1959

28 - Kilburn (Gaumont State) - 2 nights

March 1959

03 - Leeds (Odeon)
04 - Newcastle (Odeon)
05 - Birmingham (Odeon)
06 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
07 - London (Odeon, Tottenham Court Road)
08 - Croydon (Davis Theatre)
09 - Manchester (Kings Hall, Belle Vue)
10 - Glasgow (Odeon)
11 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
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26 - Sheffield (City Hall)


Ticket - Manchester

Ticket - Leeds

Louis Armstrong

Promoter - Harold Davison

 

 

 

 

April 1959

04 - London (Royal Festival Hall)
05 - Southampton (Gaumont)
06 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
07 - Plymouth (Gaumont)
08 - Wolverhampton (Civic Hall)
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11 - Leeds (Odeon)
12 - Birmingham (Odeon)
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15 - Newcastle (Odeon)
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17 - Liverpool (Philharmonic Hall)

Woody Herman & His All-Stars

Woody Herman (clarinet)
Nat Adderley (trumpet)
Bill Harris (trombone)
Charlie Byrd (guitar)
Jimmy Campbell (drums)
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plus nine British musicians including

Ronnie Ross
Don Rendell
Kathy Stobbar
Art Ellefson
Bert Courtley

April 1959

10 - Newcastle (City Hall)
11 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
16 - Birmingham (Town Hall)

Clara Ward & The Ward Singers
Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

Promoter - Arthur Howes

April 19th 1959

Bradford (St George's Hall)

Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson

May 3rd 1959

Slough (Adelphi)

Ken Colyer
Mr. Acker Bilk
Terry Lightfoot
Cy Laurie

"Festival of New Orleans Jazz"

"4 bands in one show"

May 3rd 1959

Kilburn (Gaumont State)

Ella Fitzgerald
Roy Eldridge
Lou Levy Quartet
Gene Krupa Quartet
Sonny Stitt
Oscar Peterson

"Jazz At The Philharmonic"

Promoter - Harold Davison

May 24th 1959

Bradford (St George's Hall)

Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
Mick Mulligan & His Band with George Melly

September 12th 1959

Bradford (St George's Hall)

Chris Barber's Jazz Band

September 1959

22 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
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26 - Bradford St George's Hall)
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30 - Newcastle (City Hall)

October 1959

01 - Sheffield (City Hall)

Nationwide Tour

Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dizziy Gillespie Quintet
Buck Clayton All-Stars
Vic Ash Quintet

Newport Jazz Festival

Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (Alto Sax)
Gene Wright (Bass)
Joe Morello (Drums)

Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet)
Leo Wight (Alto Sax/Flute)
Junior Mance (Piano)
Art Davis (Bass)
Les Humphrey (Drums)

Buck Clayton (Trumpet)
Emmett Berry (Trumpet)
Dickie Wells (Trombone)
Buddy Tate (Tenor Sax)
Earl Warren (Alto Sax)
Al Williams (Piano)
Gene Ramey (Bass)
Herbie Lovelle (Drums)
Jimmy Rushing (Vocals)


 

October 4th 1959

Bradford (St George's Hall) 

Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

October 27th 1959

Bradford (St George's Hall)

Kid Ory & His Creole Jazzband
Terry Lightfoot & His New Orleans Jazz Band

"Kid" Ory - trombone (1886-1973).
Started his Original Creole Jazzband in 1919.

http://nfo.net/usa/JO1.html

October 29th 1959

Bradford (St George's Hall)

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen  
November 1959 Duke Ellington

November 1959

08 - Barking (Odeon)
15 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
21 - Newcastle (City Hall)
22 - Derby (Gaumont)
29 - Colchester (Regal)

Chris Barber

Promoter - Arthur Howes

November 1959

23 - Newcastle (City Hall)
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25 - Bradford (St George's Hall)
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30 - Birmingham (Town Hall)

Nationwide tour

Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ)

Promoter - Arthur Howes/National Jazz Federation



MJQ were formed in 1951
John Lewis (piano)
Milt Jackson (vibraphone)
Percy Heath (bass)
Connie Kay (drums) - original drummer was Kenny Clarke

Don Rendell Jazz Six were also on the bill

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