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Stars of British Jazz

British Style Dixieland, Traditional and Mainstream Jazz

Stars of British Jazz

The 'Stars of British Jazz' are:

Colin Wood – Piano (from Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz Band)
John Benson – Double Bass/Voc. (ex Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
Richie Burns – Drums (ex Pete Allen Jazz Band)
Graham Woodhouse – Trombone/Voc. (ex Pete Allen Jazz Band)
Mike Cotton – Trumpet. (ex Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz Band)
Zoltan Sagi – Clarinet/Sax (ex Chris Barber Jazz Band)

The 'Stars of British Jazz' recreate traditional jazz as made popular in Britain in the 1950s and 60s, which became known as ‘British Trad’. From this period emanated bands that dominated the British jazz scene for many years, such as the bands of Kenny Ball, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk, Terry Lightfoot and Humphrey Lyttelton, all of whom became highly respected on the international jazz scene.

With this spirit in mind, we present to you 'Stars of British Jazz' - a band comprising of a mixture of past and present members of these famous bands together with younger, top class ability musicians of today, all of whom have previously worked together in various bands over the years. It is the bands intention to keep this wonderful music alive by presenting a programme performed with all of the original creativity and energy to reflect this era.

The eminently swinging, three piece rhythm section is complemented with a formidable front line to the highest standard of musicianship, in order to present a slick, entertaining programme, combining a cross section of traditional and mainstream jazz, not forgetting of course, a nod in the direction of the aforementioned ‘famous names’. The result is a professionally presented show of non-stop entertainment suitable for any music / jazz festival or special event.

The band may also be tailored to suit your requirements by including specific musicians or vocalists for particular performances.


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