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It don’t mean a thing …..


Manchester vintage band The Charleston Charlies play for the LMC annual dinner dance at the Manchester Radidsson Hotel – the site of the old Free Trade Hall. An honour and a pleasure to be playing for that esteemed company in … Continue reading

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Jeremy Sassoon at The Sanctuary Bar


Its Sunday evening and Bernhardt  has a night off. Mrs. B is busy with the ironing so Bernhardt sets off for The Sanctuary bar to see his old pal Jeremy. The pals go back further than one would care to … Continue reading

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Put the ‘Jazz’ back in ‘Manchester Jazz Festival’


Bernhardt today makes an impassioned plea to MJF to put the ‘Jazz’ back into the Manchester Jazz Festival. “Sca has a home, so do blues, folk, world music, experimental…. what about some jazz bands playing in the jazz festival. How … Continue reading

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Watching the washboard – washboardPete- a profile.


Washboard Pete could not be described any more elequently than by his biographer in 1927 “The Incredible Washboard Pete II was born in the heart of a star.  He is one year old and plays with The Hobo Sapiens, Keith Tippett, The … Continue reading

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Petra Ecclestone and her new husband James Stunt


Petra Ecclestone and her new husband James Stunt are said to be planning the party of all parties to get married life off to a spectacular start. They couldn’t do any better than hiring Manchester Jazz band The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble . … Continue reading

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