Dave Browning's Jazz Cats
Dave Browning – piano
Richard Exall – clarinet/saxes
Jim Douglas – guitar
John Petters – drums
Keith Donald – double
Simon Nelson – trumpet
A NIGHT OF ‘WILD’ BILL! - HOT SWINGING DIXIELAND JAZZ AT ITS BEST!
‘Wild’ Bill Davison – An American cornet player best remembered for his association with bandleader Eddie Condon with whom he worked and recorded. Tonight we re-create the feel of this buzzing Dixieland jazz style with these handpicked Jazz Cats by pianist Dave Browning.
Guesting tonight on trumpet is Simon Nelson who has worked with The Stars of British Jazz and toured with Rod Stewart.
Excelling on reeds is the very much in demand talent of Richard Exall who is a virtuoso of the clarinet and saxes and past member of the Chris Barber Jazz Band.
On guitar from the Alex Welsh Jazz Band is the legend Jim Douglas.
Master Swing drummer is John Petters who worked with ‘Wild Bill’ Davison when he organised a sell out UK toured The Legends of American Jazz with Art Hodes and Kenny Davern back in the 1980’s.
On double bass is Keith Donald who also toured with ‘Wild’ Bill Davison in the 1980’s. He recently appeared at the Club in Pete Allen’s Hot Four.
Leading the band from the piano is our Pianorama star Dave Browning, described by Digby Fairweather as ‘an accomplished pianist in the style of Ralph Sutton and one of the nicest people you could ever meet’. £15 Admission