Friday April 7th - Jonny Boston's Hot Jazz

 

 

 

 

At Hanley Castle High School at 8pm.
Tickets £16 (Members £13)

All star band on short tour in the UK led by the irrepressible Jonny Boston, now resident of Amsterdam. Jonny Boston, leader, clarinet, saxophone, vocals, legendary trumpeter Phil Mason heard him busking at an underground station in the late 80's which led to tours throughout Europe and Scandinavia with Max Collie's Rhythm Aces. Eventually went to Leeds College of Music, sailing through his graduate diploma course with honours. Since 2011 has led his own band, Jonny and the Jazzuits playing throughout The Netherlands. Top notch player and top notch guy.

Dave Hewett, trombone, baritone horn, a long career includes three years with Freddie Randall's All Stars in the 1970's including appearance at the Montreux Festival, nine years with the Alan Elsdon Band, over twenty years with Laurie Chescoe's Band and three years with Keith Smith's Hefty Jazz and Georgie Fame. Also has led his own band and worked with many visitors from the USA.

Gary Wood, trumpet, vocals, started playing cornet in local brass band at age eight. With a great sound and enviable technique he displays an appreciation for a wide range of jazz and swing styles and has played all over Europe as freelance musician.

Tim Huskisson, piano, self taught, inspired by the jazz he first heard on 78rpm records. Spent his early career in 'function' bands and often accompanied guest entertainers including Larry Grayson. A chance meeting led to work as a Musical Director including acting as deputy MD for 'Jolson - The Musical at London's Victoria Palace and later as MD for the Rocky Horror Show. Latterly has dedicated himself to the jazz music that first inspired him, playing vintage and modern styles on both piano and clarinet.

Trefor Williams, double bass, vocals, travelled the world with Max Collie's Rhythm Aces and Phil Mason's Band and has played spells in The Midnight Follies Orchestra and The Chris Barber Band. Also a member of the Sammy Rimington International Band.

John Petters, drums, professional musician and bandleader for over thirty years and more recently promoter of popular jazz weekends. Has worked with many legendary American jazz stars including Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes and Kenny Davern.