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Musician Profile

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Andy was born in Marden, Kent in 1946. He comes from a musical family; mother played paino and father the violin. At the age of 5 he started piano lessons, which continued, throughout his school years. However, his last piano teacher was a frustrated jazz guitarist and as a result Andy bought a guitar. His older brother played the clarinet and had a liking for George Lewis so the die was cast. A neighbour gave him and old G banjo from the loft, which seved until he decided the tenor banjo was the right sound. There were two main incluences; the first was reading "Shining Trumpets" and the second was seeing Emanuel Sayles live with the Kid Thomas band. Hearing Emanuel Sayles was a shock from which he has never recovered. After the concert, Andy's wife had to persuade him not to give up playing. Andy played with the Great Northern Jazz Band for several years, before leaving to join the Sonny Morris Band. The Great Northern Jazz Band is delighted to welcome him back whenever he is available to play for them. Residing in Kent, he has featured in many of the best bands in the south east. His excellent teonor banjo sound is an assett to any band.


Groups Played For (at CJC)

Group photo for Len Baldwin Jazz Band
(Banjo and Guitar)
Group photo for Gambit Jazzmen
(Banjo and Guitar)

Previous Bookings

Date Group Instrument Further Info
3rd July 2022Banjo and GuitarN/A
26th April 2015Banjo and GuitarN/A
5th January 2014Banjo and GuitarN/A
10th November 2013Banjo and GuitarN/A
21st July 2013Banjo and GuitarN/A
9th June 2013Banjo and GuitarN/A
23rd December 2012Banjo and GuitarN/A
23rd September 2012Banjo and GuitarN/A
12th August 2012BanjoN/A
3rd June 2012Banjo and GuitarN/A
13th November 2011BanjoN/A
3rd April 2011Banjo and GuitarN/A
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