A firm favourite on the swing jazz circuits until his legal career took over, this excellent player produces one of the sweetest sounds on the clarinet you’ll have heard. Superb articulation and a resounding attack to his notes makes listening to Duncan an absolute joy. We have the great timekeeper and guitarist, Caley Groves on guitar, plus of course our resident ‘stringsters’ Paul Jefferies and Ben Holder on bass and rebel fiddles respectively.
Before performing around the world with the Rat Pack show, The Drifters and Roy Hemmings, Andy was one of the Royal Airforce’s ace bend members - a ceremonial state musician with all the skill and rigour that requires. Andy has immense control of the woodwind instruments he plays and we particularly love his use of the tenor sax. Rich, sonorous rounded sound that’s both lyrical and commanding at the same time. Andy will be performing with pianist Craig Milverton, bassist Paul Jefferies and a fourth player to be announced.
Caley Groves hails from Australia - his expert guitar playing is now much in demand and he has performed regularly with Ben Holder as well as in his own trio throughout the UK to enthralled audiences. Jez Cook, an Oxford based guitar maestro is first call for many musicians in the UK and beyond, His early work with early days Gypsy Jazz in the UK is well respected but he can also switch to contemporary rhythms and harmony, He’s a permanent member of the Ben Holder Trio and Quartet. We thought it would exciting to get these two great guitarists together to lead an evening of Gyspy Jazz plus a few surprises. Ben Holder will play violin and sing and Paul Jefferies will play double bass.