Tad Newtons Jazz Friends are now established as one of the most popular groups on the UK and international jazz entertainment scene.


The Jazz Friends specialise in lively foot-tapping jazz in a dixieland style. Within this framework also reside the sounds of Duke Ellington and Count Basie making the band ideal for concerts, clubs, dances, festivals, riverboat shuffles or indeed functions where happy, lively music is required. Whilst concentrating on the jazz sounds of the 20's and 30's the Jazz Friends do not resign themselves to re-runs of 'golden oldies' and can combine their traditional repertoire with more contemporary blues based material. The band features within it's show a flexibility of approach enabling it to spotlight delightful interludes of vocals, novelties, rhythm and blues as well as fine solos by it's respected and noted individual musicians.

The band has appeared at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the UK. They have toured extensively and have also appeared at jazz festivals on the continent.

Festivals have included:-
Upton on Severn, Peterborough, Kettering Jazz Festival, Norfolk Jazz Festival, Malvern Jazz Festival, Oxford Festival, Salisbury Jazz Festival, Birmingham International Jazz Festival, Lynton Jazz Festival, Great Yarmouth Jazz Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Dorchester on Thames Jazz Festival

Sporting Occasions have included:-
World Games, Wembley Conference Centre, Royal Ascot, British Grand Prix, Midddlesex 7's, Twickenham, London Marathon Winners Reception, Henley Royal Regatta, York Races, FA Cup Final.

Prestigious Venues:-
London Pavillion, Barbican Centre, Chilford Barn, The Stables Wavendon, Royal Festival Hall, Two Live broadcasts for BBC Radio, Saville Club Mayfair, Hurlingham Club London, Woburn Abbey

Guernsey, Isle of Man, Teignmouth, Denboch Holland

Jazz Venues have included: -
Prince of Orange London, Waterworks Jazz Club, Beaconsfield Jazz Club, Wraysbury Jazz Club, 100 Club Oxford St., Pump House Jazz Club Watford, Pizza Express, Colchester Jazz Club, Reading Jazz Club, Concord Club Southampton, Town House Jazz Club Enfield, Maltings Jazz Club, Derngate Centre Northampton, Churchill Theatre Bromley.








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