11 Apr 2019, 20:15Colne River Room Studio
Chris Walker has for over 30 years presented a weekly Jazz Programme broadcast by radio stations all over the world. However he is also a very fine musician and was a founder member of the famous Real Ale and Thunder Band, whose many T.V. appearances, included "Songs of Praise" for the BBC.
A while ago he decided to get back to his roots and recreate the hit tunes of British "Trad Jazz" boom of the 50's and 60's. To do this he formed The Pedigree Jazz Band. They play the most popular tunes of the era, such as 'Midnight in Moscow', 'Petite Fleur', 'Green Leaves of Summer' and many others. The band has proved to be a resounding success, with rave reviews and repeat bookings from nearly everywhere they perform. The launch of this venture was greatly helped with continuing sponsorship from Marston's Brewery.
Line up: Alan Chislett (trumpet); Chris Walker (clarinet/leader); Tony Mann (trombone); John Noddings (banjo/guitar); Ken Ames or Mike Bennett (double bass); Sy Gorlick (drums)