The sensational London 
Louis Armstrong Celebration Riverboat Shuffle

Saturday7th September 2019



Only £34.50 per person (group discount for 10 or more tickets)

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.

John Petters New Orleans Allstars

Featuring the sensational Armstrong trumpet stylist, Alan Bateman, International clarinet star, Duncan Batchelor, BBC broadcaster, writer and king of the tailgate trombone, Mike Pointon, banjo wizard, Tim Phillips & 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)


John Petters & Mike Pointon from the 2017 cruise

Keith Donald from the 2017 cruise

The ensemble on the 2017 cruise


Alaqn Bateman on the 2017 cruise




See a video by Mark of Ealing from last year's capacity cruise

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,Duncan Batchelor.

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’.

Banjo wizard, Tim Phillips, has a fine pedigree, including recording with the Guv'nor, Ken Colyer.

.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.up on a riverboat shuffle anywhere. Can you afford to miss this?

Tickets are just £33.50 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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


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"

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John Petters Productions
New House Farm
Hospital Drove
Long Sutton
PE12 9EN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1406 365731

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