The band is celebrating many years of playing and drinking in public having been formed for the Jubilee celebrations in 2002 (hence the name) in the village of Barton Stacey in Hampshire. We have played in various pubs, clubs and boats afloat in and around our home and adjacent counties. We regularly play at fetes, weddings, and beer festivals and have given concerts as near as Goodworth Clatford and as far a field as Parliament Square. Our repertoire comprises mainly of the well-known exquisite New Orleans jazz music of the 1920s-30s ranging from blues, stomps and rags to the more up-to-date renderings of similar compositions made famous by Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and Terry Lightfoot. The band line-up has changed little over the years except that we can now call on several saxophone and slide trombones players allowing them to dabble with music from the ‘swing’ era when the occasion arises.
To date we have produced two CDs, one in 2004 and another in 2008. Both CDs are available from the technical manager whose details are below. It is planned to make another CD in the future, when the whole band are sober.
The Jubilee Trad Jazz Band has made it a policy never even to consider disbanding until every member has bought a complete round of drinks!
The current full line-up is:
Mr George ‘Georgina’ Hodgins: Vocals
Mr Barrie ‘Basil’ Purdue: Vocals
Mr Mark (Hosty Toastie) Abbey: Clarinet/Alto Saxophone & Titular Head
Mr Ady (The Ginger Jazzman) Harris: Trumpet/Cornet
Mr Ed (Steady Eddy) Goodwin Slide Trombone
Mr Graeme ‘Geordie’ Marshall: Tenor Saxophone
Mr Chris ‘Fumblefingers’ Hebden: Keyboards
Mr Peter (The Mini Major) Wood: Tenor Banjo/Guitar
Mr Colin Lee: Double Bass/Bass Guitar
Mr Trevor (I thank you!) Drinkwater: Drums & most things noisy
The band is technically managed by Mr Paul (Cheeky G) Gibson.
For bookings contact 01962 760887.
Demo CDs are available on request.