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Gambit Jazzmen - Originally formed in 1982 from Kent based musicians, but now, consisting of musicians who travel from around the South of England and East Anglia. The Gambit Jazzmen have a reputation for good, hot, New Orleans music, and enjoy playing a large repertoire from the 20s, 30s, and 40s intended for dancing or listening. Just like the early Ken Colyer, Kid Ory and George Lewis bands, we consider ourselves a powerful combination creating an exciting atmosphere on stage.


Band Members

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(Drums)

Pete Lay – Drums – Played with Ken Colyer on many occasions in the 70s and 80s, also played f...


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(Clarinet)

John Maddocks – Clarinet - Initially inspired by George Lewis, John soon found a love for clas...


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(Trumpet)

Alan Gresty – Trumpet –Played lead trumpet for many years with the Monty Sunshine’s band. ...


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(Trombone)

Iain McCaulay – Trombone. Played, for many years, in bands from the Glasgow area. Moved to W...


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(Banjo and Guitar)

Andy was born in Marden, Kent in 1946. He comes from a musical family; mother played paino and f...


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(Double Bass)

John was born in Ilford, Essex in 1948. He started playing banjo but switched to double bass sho...


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