The Pedigree Jazzband Chris Walkers the style of jazz popularized by the likes of Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball in the late 1950s and early 60s; a period that became known infamously as The “Trad Boom”. Many of the record releases that made it into the hit parade at that time are seldom to be heard in the jazz clubs of today, perhaps because the likes of Midnight in Moscow, Green Leaves of Summer, Chimes Blues and Whistling Rufus require a certain amount of careful rehearsal to do them justice.They are, however, included in the ‘Tribute to Trad’ show professionally presented by Chris and for return Roger, together with some informative commentary, anecdotes and, of course, humour, which has resulted in nearly every appearance in their National 2013/14 tours being immediately re-booked visits. Described by “Jazzbreaks” as “The Sensational Pedigree Jazzband”.
Andy Chislett (Trumpet)
Andy Chislett: Trumpet A very popular, well-schooled, musician with an astounding technique and ...
Chris Walker (Clarinet)
Mike Bennett, (Double Bass)
Mike Bennett -Double Bass. Mike is living proof of the old saying: “Have bass, will travel”....
John Noddings (Banjo)
John Noddings - John was a founder member banjo player of Coventry based Dud Clews Jazz Orchestra...
Tony Mann (Trombone)
Tony Mann – Trombone. Tony is another brass band trained multi-instrumentalist with several yea...
Jim Newton (Drums)
Jim Newton – Drums. Jim is without a doubt one of the finest drummers in his field and a firm ...