Since its formation in 2003 Richard Leach's 7 Stars of Jazz has covered many thousand of miles reminding jazz audiences of the exciting Chicago styled Dixieland sound of the late, great Alex Welsh and his band, an outfit that 7 Stars guitarist Jim Douglas spent 18 years touring with. Richard has been steadfast in following in the Welsh footsteps and tries to maintain the same sense of energy, vibrancy and skill that the Welsh band displayed.

Richard Leach (trombone/leader); Kevin Grenfell (trumpet); John Hallam (reeds); Jim Douglas(banjo/guitar); Ian Riley(piano); Ian Parry(bass); Graham Smith(drums)