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Sarah Spencer’s Transatlantic Band Described as ‘one of the exciting, new young breed of traditional jazz players and the hottest tenor saxophonist on the jazz today, ‘Sarah’s creed has always been to ‘play it Hot and Dirty’. Sarah started playing the clarinet at the age of 8 and the tenor sax at 15, later taking up the baritone, alto and soprano saxophones. She started playing on the British traditional jazz ascene at 18; was the youngest visitor to play in Preservation Hall, New Orleans at 19; and formed the first of her own bands at 20. In1989, Sarah Spencer’s Rue Conti Jazz Band was formed with the aim of playing New Orleans music from Piron to Professor Longhair” and became one of Britain’s popular bands.

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A Brummie by birth, Graham started playing drums at the age of 14 in his father’s dance band un...

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Rob Pearce – Trombone. Rob is London born and bred and started playing the trombone at the age...


Sarah Spencer. Described as “one of the exciting, new, young breed of traditional players and ...

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Jim Swinnerton – Double base – Jim is possibly the youngest double bass man on the UK traditi...

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Hugh Crozier – Pianist – one of the best exponents of Jelly Roll Morton style of piano playin...

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

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