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  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2022

    A SALUTE TO ‘WILD’ BILL!  – HOT SWINGING DIXIELAND JAZZ AT ITS BEST!

     

    Dave Browning – Stride pianist

    Allen Beechey – Cornet

    Richard Exall – Clarinet & saxes

    Brian Butler – Trombone

    Keith Donald – Double bass

    John Watson – Drums

    ‘Wild’ Bill Davison – An American cornet player best remembered for his association with bandleader Eddie Condon with whom he worked and recorded. Tonight will re-create the feel of this swinging Dixieland jazz style with these handpicked Jazz Cats by pianist Dave Browning.

    Leading the band from the piano is our Pianorama star stride pianist 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’.

    On  cornet is the brilliant Allen Beechey leader of the Bright Stars of Jazz band.

    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 trombone is  Brian Butler who’s equally happy with mainstream and trad being a skilled technician and improviser (observe his triple-tonguing!).

    Drummer John Watson has appeared with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Big Chris Barber Band.

    Double bassist is Keith Donald who also toured with ‘Wild’ Bill Davison in the 1980’s. He frequently appears at the Club in Pete Allen’s Hot Four.

    Admission £18.50 via prior reservation only