This is a very special night for me and for Ongar Jazz too! I’ve been proud to be President of this marvellous club for more years than I can remember, and tonight marks the retirement of Howard Nicholson who’s steered Ongar’s fortunes for thirty-six successful years. An outstanding achievement! I’ll be there to present Howard with a well deserved thank-you gift on behalf of the Club’s committee and also to co-lead the band with my old friend (and regular collaborator in the old days of the ‘Essex All Stars!) trombonist ALISTAIR ALLEN. With the two of us will be an all-star troupe: JULIAN MARC STRINGLE (clarinet) NICK DAWSON (piano) MURRAY SALMON (bass) and JOHN ELLMER (drums) and (of course!) we look forward to playing for you. Address is: Budworth Hall, High Street, Chipping ONgar CM5 9JG and the music starts at 8pm! See you there!