COMMENTS FROM 2014 FESTIVAL

The Bude Jazz Festival 2014 was a success thanks to the efforts of a far too small committee and despite a lack of large venues.
We had over 80 Opinion Survey forms returned. Everyone who returned a form enjoyed the festival for the most part.
A major let down was the frequency of the bus service particularly the service to Wooda and The Bullers. There was praise for the driver however.
Other points for us to take on board were
: The sound quality at The Parkhouse.
: Stratton Street Parade poorly attended due to timing.
: Reserved seats at Wooda for non strollers.
: The dancers should be at the back in The Parkhouse.
: The Bude Street Parade would be better in the morning.
: More 3.00pm venues needed.
: Dance marquee needed.


There were an equal number of folks who wanted some modern and mainstream as there were folks who wanted strictly New Orleans.


HERE FOLLOWS A LIST OF BANDS THAT STROLLERS HAVE SUGGESTED FOR 2015
CHARLSTON CHASERS
ROD MASON
STOCKHOLM STOMPERS
COLIN KINGSWELL
DIGBY FAIRWEATHER
ADRIAN COX
RAE BROTHERS
JERREMY HUGGETS BAND OF GOLD
GOLDEN EAGLES
ALAN BARNES
DIXIE FREELAND (HOLLAND)
BRASS VOLCANOS
SWING COMMANDERS
TIM NEWMAN CELEBRATIONK
RED STRIPE
HARRY STRUTTERS
THE ZOLTANS
DES BACON
GAMBIT JAZZ
STICKY WICKET
BRIAN CARRICKS ALGIER STOMPERS
HOT BANANA
HOT HOUSE PLAYBOYS
KING PLEASURE & BISCUIT BOYS
SECOND LINE (SWEDEN)
T.J.JOHNSON
CHRIS BARBER
KURT JENSEN
JOHN DUNMORE
WHEATLEY BROS
JOHN HALLAM
HOT CLUB
COTTON CLUB
PLOUGHBOYS
DEBBIE ARTHURS
OOH BOP SH'BAM
CADILLAC KINGS
SIMON BANKS
HENRY'S HOT SIX
CELEBRATION JAZZ BAND
CHARLOTTE GLASSON BAND
BEN HOLDER
FROG ISLAND
LAMAROLTE (HOLLAND)
JIM FRYER
BOURBON STREET STOMPERS (GERMANY)