DixieMix Jazz Band – Led by the youthful cornetist Simon Nelson has rapidly established itself as one of East Anglia’s most engaging and hard- working jazz ensembles. The band brings together many of the best jazz musicians in the East. Our talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional jazz, combines with ease to provide outstanding entertainment for all occasions. With the emphasis always on first class music mixed with great humour, the band never fails to provide a top quality performance. Not only are the members of DixieMix fine musicians but a surprising number of us are known to jump at the chance to show off our vocal talents. With four accomplished vocalists.
Simon Nelson (Cornet)
Simon Nelson – Trumpet, Cornet, Vocals and Band Leader. Simon took up playing the cornet aged ...
Chris Wigley (Trombone)
Chris Wigley – Trombone. Chris took up the trombone because it is easier than the cornet! Ori...
Pete Oxborough (Clarinet)
Pete Oxborough – Reeds – started with the Collegians Jazz Band in the 60s and then played wit...
Kevin West (Banjo and Guitar)
Kevin West – Guitar and Banjo. Kevin took up the guitar because it is easier than the cornet! ...
John Benson (Double Bass)
– Double bass and Vocals. John took up the bass because he wanted to be in the Kenny Ball Band...
Tony Wilkins (Drums)
Tony Wilkins – Drums and Vocals. Tony took up the drums because they are easier than the corne...