Christmas party band at Louth New Orleans Jazz Club

The New Orleans Club Louth is possibly the last remaining not-for-profit members club dedicated to keeping alive the music of New Orleans.

For almost 40 years, 29 of them in Queen Street, the club has been part of this area’s music a way, Louth’s answer to Ry Cooder’s Buena Vista Social Club.

This year guest appearances by such luminaries as Brian Carrick have attracted enthusiastic audiences and the club has extended its appeal by staging occasional week-day performances by non-New Orleans style bands. Even so, Saturday night attendances have been modest, to say the least.

However, all that is about to change, for the club will feature a very special six-piece Christmas Party band on Saturday December 22 at 8pm.

The line-up will feature Brian Boles on trumpet and Howard Goy on drums. Brian Boles, a professional for many years, currently leads the Omega Band in Nottingham. He plays jazz standards and the Great American Songbook - including classics from the latter years of Louis Armstrong’s All Stars. Howard Goy is well known around the county as the drummer in the Legendary Night Owls blues band.

This will be a special night and demand is sure to be high. The house limit is 50, so if you want to be sure of getting in, please call Rosemary Fisher on 01507 602114 to reserve an entry. As is traditional at the club, they would like all members to bring something for the buffet.

Even if you can’t make it, the club would welcome your support. Why not join (or rejoin!) and help keep this unique club alive. Call Rosemary for details.