Forthcoming Bands

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Graham Hughes and The Sunshine Kings - Friday 24th January 2020

Graham Hughes and The Sunshine Kings are one of London's top jazz and swing bands playing New Orleans, Dixieland, 1920's, traditional and vintage style. This first concert of 2020 will include Graham Hughes on trombone, Tom Dennis on trumpet, Dave Shulman on clarinet, Dave Ingamells on drums, Laurence Corns on guitar and Louis Thomas on bass.

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Tenement Jazz Band - Friday 28th February 2020

Tenement Jazz Band are a traditional jazz band formed in early 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Brought together by their shared love of New Orleans music and comprising musicians from various corners of Edinburgh's vibrant jazz scene, they are on a journey of exploration back to the roots of the music that they play.   Their aims are to capture the raw energy and excitement of the earliest jazz recordings, with most of their repertoire composed before 1930.   They aim to find and revive lesser-heard songs and cultivate their own interpretations of these, all in order to captivate experienced jazzers and uninitiated ears alike.  They are particularly inspired by the modern-day resurgence of early jazz on the streets of New Orleans, fuelled by the strong busking culture there.   They were nominated for Best Band at the Scottish Awards 2019.

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T J Johnson & His Band - Friday 27th March 2020

The UK's most Swingin' Singin' Piano player.   In one phrase - "T J Johnson reaches people".   Whether he's singing dirty lowdown blues, swinging your socks off or soothing your heart with a plaintive ballad, there is one thing for sure, you won't escape the reach of his stylish charm.  T J is widely considered to be one of the UK's most charismatic, highly revered jazz and blues singer.

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The Sopranos (Chris Pearce & Andy Leggatt) - Friday 17th April 2020

The Sopranos were formed in 2014 and play a wide variety of swinging jazz in the style made popular by Sidney Bechet, Jimmie Noone and Bob Wilber.

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SwingZing (Jeremy Huggett) - Friday 29th May 2020

SwingZing captures the Jump, Jive & Swing sounds of the 40s and 50s including Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino & Nina Simone to name but a few.   The band features the vocal talents of one of the UK's rising stars, Sarah Meek and some of the UK's top musicians - Jeremy Huggett on tenor & baritone saxes/vocals, Kevin Grenfell on trombone/Vocals, Gethin Liddington on trumpet/vocals, Richard West on piano/organ, Federico Leonori on bass and Eddie John on drums. The exciting, lively sound and the versatility of the band is appealing to audiences of all ages make SwingZing one of the most popular bands in the UK.

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The Brian White & Alan Gresty Ragtimers - Friday 26th June 2020

This is a much in demand band playing the small group Dixieland of the Condon era.   The band was formed in 1985 initially to pay tribute to the great Muggsy Spanier.   Since then they included the music of Bob Crosby, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman et al - in short the golden age of Dixieland.   Led by Alan on trumpet and Brian on clarinet, the band combines exhilarating ensemble play with fine solo work.

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No Concert in July 2020

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Chris Walker's Pedigree Jazz Band - Friday 21st August 2020


Chris Walker has for over 30 years presented a weekly radio Jazz Programme broadcast by radio stations all over the world and is also a very fine musician.   A while ago he decided to get back to his roots and recreate the hit tunes of the 50s and 60s.   To do this he formed The Pedigree Jazz Band.  The band has proved to be a resounding success so don't miss out on this great show and their salute to traditional jazz.

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To Be Confirmed

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Friday 30th October 2020

Hugh Crozier's Incomparables

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Friday 27th November 2020

Tony Pitt All Stars

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Friday 18th December 2020

Martin Bennett's Old Green River |Band

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