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Jazz on the Bandstand & ‘au revoir Port La Forêt’

A hot sun in a clear blue sky with a cool breeze and a sea mist rolling up the estuary, set the scene for the Festival of Jazz at the bandstand on the last day of our extended visit to Port La Forêt.

The six jazz musicians of the Cornouaille Jazz Band on the bandstand at Port La Forêt
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…and they played

With the crowd ready and waiting, the Cornouaille Jazz Band’s six musicians and vocalist assembled their various amplifiers and instruments and put their heart and soul into playing blues, trad, and Chocolat ‘River Rat’ syncopations, using their array of saxophones, trumpet, clarinet, banjo, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and the occasional voice.

After two hours of fun the crowd didn’t want them to stop. ‘Encore, encore!’

We loved it.

So pleased we stayed that extra time at Port La Forêt.

Au revoir Port La Forêt

We’ve had a ball here.

Glorious walks, a beautiful local village, an outrageous Creperie, excellent quaffable cider, fresh croissants and Petit Moulé loaves from a Boulongerie that cares for perfection, swooping terns ducking and diving to snatch unwary fish for supper and to top it all off, Jazz on the Bandstand with the Cornouaille Jazz Band.

Au revoir Port la Forêt. À la prochaine.

Piers and Lin
from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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The Trumpeter, who played and played and played
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The vocalist sang ‘Let my people go’ (in French, of course)
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The bass guitarist
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Proficient on banjo and guitar (sounded just like Johnny Depp)
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The clarinetist played clarinet and sax
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The clarinettist plays his preferred instrument
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The drummer never had a break
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Always waiting for his big moment to go crazy!
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The bass sax was almost as tall as the player
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The saxophonist with his array of saxaphones
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The bass guitarist with one of the sax players in the background
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The Trumpeter, my point of contact
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