Having 'served his time' playing banjo over some 50 years in the bands of Alex Walsh, Mike Cotton, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Alan Eldson, Laurie Chescoe, Terry Lightfoot and Phil Mason - all as a rhythm section 'back room boy' - it seems rather odd to Tony to now be 'bandleader' - but that's the way it goes. The band was formed in 2006 for a one off for a gig at a West Country Jazz Club and plays mainly traditional jazz.

Line-up: Alan Gresty (trumpet); Roy Williams (trombone) ; Al Nichols(reeds), Tony Pitt (banjo/leader); Andy Lawrence (bass); John Tyson (drums)