Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Monday 18 October 2021 - The Old Green River Band at Eagley Jazz Club

Sue and I enjoyed a pleasant evening together with about seventy like-minded souls, being entertained by the Old Green River Band. Apparently 'Old Green River' was a type of whisky that ceased to be produced in the early 1900s. Martin Bennett and his men have sought to keep the name alive.

I'm told that Martin is a very well known musician on the European Jazz scene, having spent over twenty  years touring extensively in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia, playing famous clubs and festivals.  He first arrived in New Orleans in 1966 and is friends with many of the famous Jazz musicians there!  

He has now put together a band of musicians he is proud to present as the Old Green River Band, a mix of old heads and young blood, all with the shared intention of playing top class music with integrity and passion!  

The band members are Stan Williams trumpet, Liam Byrne reeds, Howard Worthington double bass, Bill Buck drums and Martin on keyboard. They entertained us royally, as they say.

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