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The Ralph Allin Quartet

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

New to the Walnut Tree - supremely talented jazz violinist and entertainer back on the jazz scene after starring on the major cruise ships. Tickets (£10) available from Tad Newton 01604 858549

The Woburn Little Big Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tickets (£10) available from Tad Newton 01604 858549

The Chicago Teddy Bears’ Society Jazz Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Great band from Liverpool in a very rare appearance outside the North West. Tickets (£10) available from Tad Newton 01604 858549

The Magnificent Seven

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

From the bands of Bilk, Barber and Ball: Richard Exall (reeds), Amy Roberts (clarinet, sax, flute), Ben Cummings (trumpet), Ian Bateman (trombone), Nick Millward (drums), Bill Coleman (bass) and Craig Milverton (piano). Tickets (£12.50) available from Tad Newton 01604 858549

Doolally Tap

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Great 6-piece from London..hot jazz with a difference! Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Mike Owen’s Scarlette Serenadors

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

with Sarah Spencer (Clarinet/sax/vocals..from New Orleans..now back in England!) Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

with special guests from Denmark: Paul Harrison (clarinet/sax) and Phil Nice (piano). Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Jim’s Jam for Roy

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

A special benefit for Roy Williams, who has been very ill, led and organised by guitarist Jim Douglas, featuring many jazz stars. Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Jazz Colossus Big Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Hot Club 42

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Much requested return of this fine Django gypsy style ban - with guitars, bass, clarinet and vocals. Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.  

Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

A welcome return of this fine band featuring many of the top jazz musicians from the Midlands including young rising star Alex Clarke (clarinet/sax). Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Not Yer Standard Jazz Band!

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

this will be different..with Boysey Battrum (sax legend), Richard Baker (trombone), Stewart Russell (drums), Tom Purr (bass), Jamie Osborne (guitar..director of The County Youth Big Band) and Krystel Morrison (vocals, from Jazz Colossus). Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Fenny Stompers

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Dave Harmer’s New Orleans Hotshots

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Amazing Djangology

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

of John Wheatcroft (guitar) and Martin Winning (clarinet/sax) with Bill Coleman (bass) and Will Ballard (guitar). Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Tenement Jazz Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Hot jazz from this dynamic young band from Edinburgh. Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Basin Street to Basie...and Beyond! Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

John Pinkerton’s Straw Hat Serenadors

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

+ guests. Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

New Orleans Heat

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tickets £10 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

David Horniblo’s Dime Notes

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Early vintage jazz and blues featuring the great recordings of Jelly Roll Morton and other great influences of classic jazz. Tickets £12.50 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Christmas Special – Alan Barnes

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Internationally renowned jazz star: clarinet, alto and baritone sax. Alan Barnes is a prolific performer, composer, arranger and humourist. With 25 British jazz awards under his belt, he has played with John Dankworth, Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, Scott Hamilton and "Humph". Guests with Tad Newton's Jazzfriends and Dave Browning. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations

Ben Holder and his Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Sensational jazz violin supremo! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

TNJF with Roy Forbes

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tad Newton's Jazzfriends with very special guest: top jazz vocalist, Roy Forbes. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Graham Smith’s Jazz Allsorts

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

To finish the current season, a great band led by Graham Smith (drums)…a varied and swingin’ jazz session featuring some of the top jazz stars from the Midlands' vibrant jazz scene! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Pete Rudeforth’s All Stars

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Swinging Dixeland featuring Pete Rudeforth-trumpet. Tim Huskisson-piano, John Elmer-drums, Andy Flaxman-trombone, Mao Yamada-bass and Richard Exall-sax/clarinet. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Washington Whirlygig!

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Great band with a varies repertoire! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

David Horniblow’s Vitality 4

Great classic and vintage jazz. David was a sensation on his previous Walnut visit with The Dime Notes. Martin Wheatley (guitar/banjo), Michael McQuaid, Nick Ball! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Hot Jazz Vagabonds

Super new band..Django to Dixieland and Jazz Delights. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Ewan Bleach Quintet

Multi instrumentalist Ewan brings his great young band to The Walnut. Ewan is regular member of “Frog & Henry” and has played many times in New Orleans with the iconic “Tuba Skinny” Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Melody Room Jazz Band

Sue Greenway (sax/clarinet), Alan Bateman (trumpet), Dickie White (banjo/guitar), John Watson (drums) and Karl Wagner (bass)..traditional jazz with a fresh approach! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Ian Bateman Jazz band

Straight ahead jazz! Led by trombone star: Ian Bateman (ex Acker Bilk, Pete Allen bands). Denny Ilett (guitar), Andy Crowdy (bass), Stuart Hendersen (trumpet) and Ed Richardson (drums). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Richard Leach Street Band

Richard Leach (trombone), Tony Pipkin (trumpet),  Zoltan Sagi (clarinet/sax), Mark Challinor (banjo), Dave Deakin (sousaphone) and Nick Ward (drums). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Rachael Johnson Band

Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Bob Dwyer’s Bix and Pieces

...music from the Bix Beiderbecke era. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The B.D. Lenz Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Sensational American jazz/blues guitarist with very special guest: Alex Clarke (Sax/clarinet/flute…former finalist from BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year….a great rising talent!) Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Zoltan Sagi and his Band

featuring Al Gurr (piano), Keith York (drums) and Clive Morton (bass) play “Carter, Hodges, Hawkins and Getz!”..the jazz sax legends! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Airlie Scott and the Hot Jazz Vagabonds

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

present “Paris in the Jazz Age”. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Krupa Connection

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

John Watson (drums), Alan Haughton (piano) and Richard Exall (clarinet). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Harlem Swing Six

with Zoltan Sagi, Richard Exall, Gary Wood, Al Gurr, Nick Ward, Graham Read - small band Harlem swing. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Louche Manouche

Gypsy jazz with Martin Winning (clarinet, Martin has played with Ray Charles,Tina Turner and Van Morrison), John Wheatcroft (guitar… “an incredible guitarist with an astonishing technique”-Gary Potter), Bill Coleman (bass…Bill has played with Acker Bilk, Al Green etc), Will Ballard (guitar…a fine rhythm player and founder member of The Hot Club of Cambridge), Andy Shaw

The Amy Roberts/John Hallam Quintet

Featuring Amy Roberts (clarinet/sax/flute) John Hallam (sax/clarinet) Sandy Suchodulski [(bass) Richard Busiakiewicz (piano) and Nick Millward (drums). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Golden Eagle Jazz Band

Led by Kevin Scott [banjo/vocal]..top class traditional stylists! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Simon Spillett Quartet

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

The fantastic tenor/soprano saxophonist with Alec Dankworth (bass), Pete Cater (drums) and Rob Barron (piano) Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Harlem Vintage Big Band

Superb 13-piece band featuring a host of Midlands jazz stars and Sarah Spencer (vocals). Do not miss this spectacular band! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Sarah Spencer’s Transatlantic Jazz Band

Hot New Orleans jazz at its very best with Sarah Spencer (sax/clarinet/vocals), Mike Henry (trumpet), Mike Owen (trombone), Jim Swinnerton (bass), Hugh Crozier (piano) and Graham Smith (drums). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Frog and Henry

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

International band of great young musicians including Ewan Bleach who often plays with Tuba Skinny. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Dave Browning’s Jazz Cats

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Dave Browning, Britain's top stride pianist brings his own star-studded band to The Walnut...featuring: Allen Beechey (trumpet/cornet), Richard Exall (clarinet/sax), Ian Bateman (trombone), Keith Donald (bass), Brian Henderson (drums). Superb high energy traditional and New Orleans jazz! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics

One of Britain’s most popular traditional outfits! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Emily Bacon’s Good Time Jazz Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Superb New Orleans and traditional jazz, on tour from Newcastle! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

JAZZ DAY SPECIAL

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF TAD NEWTON'S SUNDAY LUNCH JAZZ SESSIONS featuring Dave Browning, Tad Newton's Jazzfriends, Trevor Whiting, The Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Richard Exall/Zoltan Sagi Quintet. All day tickets £30 in advance. Call Tad Newton on 01604 854949 to book your tickets.

Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Spats Langham and Hot Fingers

with Emily Campbell (vocals) — an affectionate visit to the 1920’s and 30’s. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Alec Clarke/Clark Tracey Quartet

former BBC Young Jazz finalist Alex Clarke and ace drummer Clarke Tracey with their fine band! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Matt Palmer’s Eagle Jazz Band

One of the Midland's top traditional jazz bands. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Richard Exall Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

"Goes Getz" - Tribute to the great Stan Getz Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Louisiana Rhythm Kings

Hot jazz from one of London’s top jazz bands, led by Symon Wylde (trombone). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Jake Leg Jug Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Unique jazz/blues entertainment. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends Christmas Special

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Expect the unexpected! Tickets £15 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Dave Rance’s Rocking Chair Band

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

With special guest Brian Butler (trombone). Tickets £15 on the door. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Jazz standards and rarities, superbly played. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Paula Jackman’s Jazz Masters

Paula Jackman’s Jazz Masters..a new and exciting new New Orleans style band featuring Paula Jackman (reeds), Mike Henry (trumpet), Bob Alcoe (trombone), Hugh Crozier (piano), Graham Collicot (drums) and Marc Easener (sousaphone). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Al Nichols’ Hot Jazz Band

One of London’s big jazz and swing attractions! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Tad Newton (trombone/vocals), Gary Wood (trumpet/vocals), Mike Wills (clarinet/saxes), Tomas Pedersen (bass), Alan Haughton (piano) and Ronnie Fenn (drums). Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Hot Teapots

great young band from Italy!.. a special bonus session! Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Harlem

fabulous 13 piece vintage jazz orchestra…Ellington, Calloway, McKinneys Cotton Pickers. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

The Savannah Jazz Band

Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Alan Haughton’s Jazz Piano Greats

Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants

Presents “Jazz Piano Favourites”. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

Air Mail Special

a brand new 10-piece big band created by John Watson and Richard Exall ... playing the great music of the jazz stars of the 1940's and early 1950's ... Benny Goodman, The Dorsey Brothers etc. Tickets £15.00 in advance. For reservations and enquiries call Tad Newton on 01604 858549.

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