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Musician Profile

Band Info

Brian Peters. Clarinet. I first heard Humph at 100 Oxford Street when I was 16. Around 1955 a friend played me a recording of Bunk Johnson's Band playing “Maryland My Maryland” and I was totally smitten, from then on that was the music I wanted to play. In November 1955 with a group of friends we formed the Whybridge Jazz Band which played around London and Essex until 1968. The band's style was inspired by the George Lewis Band. I then joined John Baker's band, the Eysian Ragtime Band which stayed together from 1968 until 1974. After this I played in Bill Jenkin's Down-Home Jazz Band on and off for 14years. I then played drums for a while with Denis Seabrook's Steamboat Jazz Band in Southend. Family circumstances meant I did not play the music for several years but a chance meeting with John Godsill gave me the opportunity to return and play with the Liberty Hall Stompers. In 2017 I joined Red Beans 'n' Rice and also play with Ian Grant's Big Easy Band and the Superior Brass Band.


Groups Played For (at CJC)

Previous Bookings

Date Group Instrument Further Info
5th May 2019ClarinetN/A
26th August 2018ClarinetN/A
9th July 2017ClarinetN/A
31st July 2016ClarinetN/A
14th April 2013ClarinetN/A
15th April 2012ClarinetN/A
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