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The sensational London
Louis Armstrong Celebration Riverboat Shuffle

Saturday 2nd September 2017



On Board the re-fitted Jewel of London

Download the colour flyer / booking form click here


Join us on a great new boat sailing west along the river catcghing all the popular London sites.

Here are some photos taken by Andrew Petters and Sylvie Hewett of the 2014 trip

John Petters New Orleans Allstars

Featuring the sensational Armstrong trumpet stylist, Alan Bateman, International clarinet star, Julian Marc Stringle, BBC broadcaster, writer and king of the tailgate trombone, Mike Pointon, ex George Melly piano professor, J J Vinten & bass ace, Keith Donald


The boat departs at 14:15, returning a 17:30. Festival Pier, South Bank London SE1 8XZ

There will be a on board, with light snacks. (please note picnics are not permitted on board)

Photo copyright Paul Barnes

What the Critics say:

Ted des Plantes - The Mississippi Rag (USA)
" Englands finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."

Peter Hepple - The Stage
"John Petters is a solid and showy drummer..... and a humourous, fluent compere of the proceedings, as well as a useful singer"

Kevin Henriques - The Financial Times
"Petters is an unashamed disciple of the Jazz of Benny Goodman & Gene Krupa ......he sets the mood for this neat swinging group."

Art Hodes - Legendary Jazz & Blues Pianist
" Carrying the torch we lit"

This super shuffle feature two sizzling hot traditional jazz bands – John Petters New Orleans All Stars and Trefor Williams Usual Suspects. The line-ups in these two ensembles reads like a Who’s Who of hot Jazz.

The New Orleans All stars will feature the closest trumpeter to Louis Armstrong in the world – the outstandingly talented Alan Bateman. Alan co-leads The Bateman brothers Jazz Band, with his brother Ian. He is currently performing in a sell-out show recreating the ‘50s Louis Armstrong All Stars arrangements to great acclaim


Joining Alan will be the internationally famous clarinet / saxophonist, David Horniblow.


A New Orleans Style riverboat shuffle demands a tailgate trombonist. We have selected perhaps the best there is – anywhere – Mike Pointon.

Mike is multi-talented. His trombone skills have been heard alongside the likes of Capn’ John Handy, Albert Nicholas and Mezz Mezzrow and a host of top Brit bands, including Ken Colyer and Sammy Rimington. He is also a respected writer and broadcaster, producing some pivotal series’ for the BBC, including ‘Melly on Jelly’ with the late and much missed George. Together with Martin Colyer and Ray Smith, he wrote the award winning, ‘Goin’ Home – the Uncompromising Life & Music of Ken Colyer’.



Jonathan ‘J J’ Vinten spent over two decades on the road with George Melly as part of the John Chilton Feetwarmers. This required a great understanding of the blues and an exceptional technique. J J has all of this and fits the classic ensemble perfectly.


Bassist, Keith Donald has played with so many great musicians in a career stretching back over 35years. He has provided that bass pulse for such luminaries as Humphrey Lyttelton, Acker Bilk, Monty Sunshine, to name a very few.


.I guarantee you will not find a hotter line-up on a riverboat shuffle anywhere. Can you afford to miss this?

Tickets are just £31.50 per person. If you or your club can get a party of 10 or more, we can do a special price.

To book please send a cheque payable to TERESA PETTERS to 218 New House Farm Hospital Drove Long Sutton, PE12 9EN.

If you prefer to pay by Paypal send an e-mail to and we can send you a Paypal invoice. There will be a 4% charge to cover paypal administration costs.

I look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Call 01406 365731














Ticket info - call 800-555-1212

Riverboat Shuffle Saturday 2nd September 2017 @ 2:15pm - return 5:30pm


John Petters New Orleans Allstars


Festival Pier, South Bank London SE1 8XZ

Download the colour flyer / booking form click here