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John Grimley
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It appears that the Freeway Jazz Band cancelled it's gig scheduled for 3:30 pm November 25th at the Rex Hotel and will no longer play there.
The band, under Len Gosling's leadership played the last Sunday of each month for more than 20 years.
Len, who lives in Kitchener, and played cornet/trumpet in the band retired at the end of September, along with Brian Towers/trombone.
Jack King/banjo assumed leadership of the band and it played under his leadership at their October session, with Joe van Rossem playing a fine guest role on trumpet.
Evidently, their November gig was cancelled by Jack in mid-November. The band members were informed but, judging by the fans who attended The Rex on November 25, this news was not widely known.

The Rex has a band called "Need to Know" booked for the last Sunday (30th) of December 2018. 

The Excelsior Jazz Band, who play every Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm continue their residency at The Rex and are playing all 5 Sundays in December. 


December 1, 2018 at 11:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

John Grimley
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(Via Jack King, 18.12.02):

Jack King continues to be the leader and voice of the band. 
He confirmed that he had cancelled the November gig. He also stated that there will be no monthly gigs in December 2018 or January 2019. He is confident the band will return to its monthly slot at The Rex by February 2019.

JG

December 3, 2018 at 4:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

John Grimley
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from Jack King, via Facebook, 18.12.18:

Hello . Jazz Fans FREEWAY JAZZ BAND ... The Band will not be at The REX HOTEL Dec. 30th & Jan. 27th/19 until further negotiations with the Rex Jazz & Bar Hotel. Please be patient and will see you all again. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Regards Jack King / Leader

December 19, 2018 at 1:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

John Grimley
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The Freeway Jazz Band is not scheduled to play at The Rex in February.

(JG)

January 28, 2019 at 8:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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