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The Midnite Follies Orchestra: Jungle Nights In Harlem. A tribute to Keith Nichols.

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Member ticket only - £20
Non-members ticket only– £25
Members dining + ticket– £50
Non-members dining + ticket– £55

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Over 18s only

Doors Open 7pm

1st Set 8.15pm
2nd Set 9.45pm
Close 10.45pm

The Midnite Follies Orchestra: Jungle Nights In Harlem.  A tribute to Keith



Back in the mid-1970s pianist/singer and bandleader Keith Nichols formed the

Midnite Follies Orchestra to play his superb collection of transcriptions

and arrangements of hot jazz from the 1920s and 30s.  The music of Duke

Ellington was prominent in the band's repertoire which also included fine

music by Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and other jazz

giants of the era.

Keith used many of the finest specialists in vintage jazz to bring the music

he loved to life, players such as John Barnes, Alan Elsdon, Dave Savill,

Laurie Chescoe, Pete Strange and Randy Colville.  The youngest musician in

the line-up back at the start was trombonist Alistair Allan and now, nearly

fifty years after the band's founding, Alistair has reformed the band using

an array of talent all of whom had a long association with Keith who sadly

left us at the beginning of 2021.  This evening's performance will be a

tribute to this superb musician and beloved colleague.



Vocals: Johnny M

Trumpets:  Mike Henry , Enrico Tomasso , Pete Rudeforth

Trombones:  Alistair Allan , Andy Flaxman

Saxophones: Michael McQuaid , Robert Fowler , David Horniblow

Piano: Martin Litton

Guitar and Banjo: Thomas "Spats" Langham Sousaphone and Double Bass:  Graham


Drums: Richard Pite