Friday May 5th - Dave Donohoe Jazz Band




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

One of the unique qualities of the band is that three generations of musicians are featured.

Dave Donohoe, trombone, vocals, started out on trumpet at age 16 before switching to trombone after three years to play in band led by Ged Hone. In 1966 played in the Ged Hone Ragtime Band at concert in Manchester with legendary clarinettist from USA, George Lewis on his last concert in Europe. Throughout the 1970's many musicians from New Orleans began touring Britain and Europe and Dave became their road manager. Toured USA in 1977 in a band formed by Sammy Rimington. All these experiences influenced his career that has seen him become one of Europe's most respected and well known New Orleans style band leaders leading his own band since 1973.

Teddy Fullick, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, started his professional career with the Barry Martyn Band in 1967. Moved to Italy in 1969 where he led the Bovisa Band in Milan. Since 1973 has lived in Nottingham, run his own Quintet and fronted the Inter Cities Jazz Band, joined band in 1991.

Frank Brooker, clarinet, saxophone, flute, began playing clarinet age 10, later inspired to take up saxophone after hearing the legendary Coleman Hawkins. In the 1960's played in London with various bands and as member of John Chilton's Swing Kings toured extensively alongside some of the great exponents of mainstream jazz including Buck Clayton and Ben Webster. In 1975 moved north to join the club circuit playing in show and jazz bands. Joined the band in 1992.

Tom Kincaid, piano, started playing at age five and is mostly self taught, known for his rolling piano style evocative of the pianists of the golden age of jazz, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson and Teddy Wilson. Joined the band when he moved to Manchester from London in 2000. Prolific composer of soundtracks for films and games.

Jim Swinnerton, double bass, now in his thirties joined the band at age 20. Son of Jack Swinnerton who was responsible for bringing world class American musicians to the former Manchester Sports Guild throughout the 1960's, Jim has access to his father's large collection of American music.

Jack Cotterill, drums, youngest member of the band, plays with skill and understanding which belies his years. Part of a well known drumming family, his late father Rob was a drummer and his grandad was the legendary Pete Cotterill.