All that jazz with John

A local jazz legend will be talking to Sutton Bridge U3A.

Musician, broadcaster, writer and historian, John Petters presents an introduction to the great jazz vocalists at the Curlew Centre on Bridge Road on Tuesday, April at 2pm.
A professional bandleader since the ‘80s, John was known as ‘Britain’s ace drumming man’.
He has worked and recorded with a host of names and has over 40 CD and LP albums to his credit, several of which were issued on the New Orleans based Jazzology Label.
Since 2018, Petters has presented a weekly jazz show, “Now You Has Jazz, Jazz, Jazz” on The Sound of Spitfire station online (Monday at 7pm and Wednesday at 1pm
A U3A spokesman said: “The talk will include examples of non jazz singers, such as Enrico Caruso, John McCormack and Al Jolson in comparison to those innovators who came to fame in the jazz age 100 years ago. Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Waller will be featured, with rare recordings and films.
The U3A welcomes new members and guests, who can be admitted for just £2.
Refreshments will be available. For more details email

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