Jazz Pilgrims archive page early 60's onwards Archive page One
and photos are archive Jazz in
the Kent and Sussex
Band members from left to
right in the photo:
This is the earliest jazz that I have recorded it was on a joy stick reel to reel recorder according to Humph
Little Red Rooster was top of the charts, so am dating it about 1962/63. It was recorded at the Ship Inn,
East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent. The picture was taken recently but might try and get an older photo.
George Wooding Gilbert Walner
John Beckenham Burtie Butler
The Mo Hovery Jazzmen played from 1962 - 1983 the original players were Mo
Hovery tpt, Frank Packman clt
Mo's Band played at the Thomas A'Beckett Pub, Canterbury, Kent, for BBC
Radio Kent in 1972
A great session here are some tracks from this session not above recordigs
Here are some great photo's from the 'Ron Woodward collection'
of Mo Hovery's Jazzmen
The group Photo
here are the lads on a recording session at the Smugglers Inn in 1977 and
what cracking stuff !!!
Recording engineer Ray Chapman
These recordings below were recorded at Ray Chapman house in Westgate - On - Sea circa 1977
cutting from 'Stadt Waltrop und Umgebung' September1977 same paper January 1988
White Horse Finglesham, Deal, Kent. circa 50's ( a guess by me )
So click on the two tracks to soak up the atmosphere and fun evening
Another great venue started by the Landlord Alan Brown of The Sun at Bredgar,
This photo is one of the first bands to play at the Sun Inn this is late
60's or very early 70's
L/R Bob Boorman tmb, Ivan Gandon clt, Dave Hill tpt, Burtie Butler bnj and Humphrey Mayes bass.
This is of the last night at the Sun, as Alan was leaving to take over
,The Phoenix, Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent. UK.