Dale Storr is recognised as one of the U.K’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano, regularly touring in this country and in Europe, Dale showcases the legendary piano players of New Orleans. ‘A very, very fine piano player indeed’ Paul Jones BBC Radio2
From New Orleans, Frog and Henry perform old dance and jazz music from the early 1900’s, on brass and stringed instruments. After 10 years of research, living, partying and playing in New Orleans, their ensemble playing comes very close to the sounds of the earliest New Orleans jazz bands.
Profoundly Blue, is a highly-
Returning to Darlington the ever popular Savannah continues to be one of the busiest bands in the country. An afternoon of raw jazz can be expected when they take to the stage.
Drummer Graham Smith put this band together for a one off performance; such was its success that they are in constant demand. Their repertoire is certainly varied, entertaining and interspersed with humorous introductions.
The New Century Ragtime Orchestra were formed in 1998, when eight like minded musicians got together with the aim of preserving the rags of Joplin, Joseph Lamb and many others. Over the past twenty years it has developed into a unique 13 piece orchestra whose repertoire not only includes rags, but also the hot dance music of the 1920,s and the early swing of the 1930’s
On this occasion they will be joined by Guests Enrico Tomasso and Nick Ward.
Jeff Barnhart and ‘Spats’ Langham are joined by Graham Smith, Ann Barnhart, and John Hallam for an afternoon of music which is – well -
Since being formed to recreate the hit tunes of the British ‘TradJazz’ boom of the 50’s and 60’s, the band has become a resounding success receiving rave reviews, where ever they play.
An exciting band is inspired by the sights and sounds of New Orleans jazz and blues. They have received rave reviews from both rowdy bars and some of the U.K’s prestigious jazz festivals.
Mike is a very fine jazz cornettist, who last appeared in Darlington at the Arts Centre many years ago. He is down from Scotland this afternoon with his band for a programme of outstanding classic jazz.
Mike will now be joined by John Hallam making a guest appearance.
Mellow is a talented young jazz performer who works throughout the U. K and internationally, whether in local bars, concert venues in London, or gigs in New York. She is backed this afternoon by seven top class jazz musicians.
Jeff and John return for their annual trip to the jazz club, and will be joined by Keith Stephen and Bruce Rollo. Our regulars know what to expect -
Back to the days of silent screen comedy, accompanied by Jeff’s fantastic piano skills. Reel one went down a storm last year.
This band of young musicians have taken some of the greatest tunes from the giants of swing, and given them their own arrangements, to bring you a set of the finest in swing. Don’t miss them they are a revelation.
Edinburgh based clarinettist Hamish McGregor is a great fan of Acker Bilk, hence today’s programme recalling the three B’s, Ball, Barber and Bilk.
T.J. is one of this country’s finest jazz and blues singers and pianists. His reputation as a band leader ensures that his supporting musicians are always the best around. If the ‘Blues’ is what you enjoy, then put aside any concerns you may have about jazz, and come and listen to this great entertainer.
Dixie Mix brings together the best musicians from East Anglia, whose collective talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional jazz never fails to provide a top quality performance.
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