The declared aim of the French Quarter All Stars is to play authentic jazz from the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. The French Quarter is, and has been since 1722, the area at the heart of New Orleans. Visitors today will still find many of the original buildings including the one on St Peter Street where they will find Preservation Hall. 'The Hall' as it is known locally has, for many years, been the focal point for keeping alive the music that the city gave to the world. An evening with the French Quarter All Stars, a band from the UK, shares that enthusiasm and reflects their dedication. The up tempo tunes have a joyful exuberance whilst the slower ones have mournful intensity. Be prepared to be touched by the wonderful sounds from New Orleans.

Entertaining The Pump House Jazz Club this week will be their regular players Alan Gresty (trumpet), Dave Hewett (trombone), Brian White (clarinet), Dave Moorwood (banjo/guitar), Keith Donald (bass) and Colin Bowden (drums).