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The Pedigree Jazzband Chris Walker's 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”.

Band Members

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‘MAGIC’ MIKE HENRY: ARCM AGSM Born January 25th 1955 in Bury Lancashire, Mike played Corne...

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Chris Walker (Clarinet)

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(Double Bass)

Mike Bennett -Double Bass. Mike is living proof of the old saying: “Have bass, will travel”....

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Sy Gorelick (pronounced G’Relic), is an Anglo-American, taught by BBC Drummer Paul Brodie (BBC ...

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Tony Mann – Trombone. Tony is another brass band trained multi-instrumentalist with several yea...

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(Banjo and Guitar)

John Noddings - John was a founder member banjo player of Coventry based Dud Clews Jazz Orchestra...

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