Jazz

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer                                                                                                                                       
 (Trombone) - Bob has been playing in Jazz Bands since the 1950s. Joining Mitzy Mittons NO's, JB 1957 age 18, During Army NS in Cyprus 1958 - 60  Bob was Leader of The Alakeefic Stompers a Combined Services JB. Demobed 1960. Formed Bob Dwyer's Hot Six. 1963 Joined Steve Lane's Southern Stompers later to become S.L's Red Hot Peppers. 1980  to 87 gigged around. 1988  reformed Bob Dwyer's Hot Six, 10 years later become BD's Hot 7.  In the mid noughties the bands title changed to Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces. During this time Bob also played in Dennis Amstrong's Oliver Band dedicated to playing  all the numbers recorded by King Oliver's Creole JB. 33 I believe. The bands musical programs have slightly changed over the last decade more songs with verses more R and B and rhythms with a spanish tinge combined  with traditional swinging  jazz numbers and of course not forgettin' the blues. Playing Jazz has been - and still is - a life long love affair for Bob Dwyer.

 Mike Henry                                                                                                                                                   
(Cornet) Was a member also roadie of Chris Barber's  famous Ellington Band.  A lengthy stint with the PRO. Featured well in many of Keith Nichols Jazz Workshops aroumd the festivals. One of the most exciting Cornetists on the UK/Europe jazz scene.

Paula Jackman                                                                                                                                             
(Reeds)  Professionally Paula is an: Education Adviser and Inspector. She combines this with the thrill of playing the music she loves.

Hugh Crozier                                                                                                                                                 
(Pianist) A stride pianist par excellence. Has been an associate with the band since Dec 2007. A Jelly Roll Morton enthusiast. Top Ragtime and Boogie pianist, fine jazz singer. With large hands long fingers he - his father Joe Crozier was a professional goal keeper with Aston Villa And Brentford also a wartime Scottish international - has complete control of the keyboard.   

Graham Collicott
(Drums).   Fine drummer who knows the business well. An associate member since December 2009.

Marc Easener ~
(Sousaphone). Accomplished creative musician fine soloist  smooth bass lines one of the best. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

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26

May

8:00 PM

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Pump House Jazz Club

29

May

12:30 PM

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Walnut Tree

08

Jun

8:30 PM

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Amersham Jazz Club

17

Jun

7:30 PM

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Bob Dwyer's Bix & Pieces

Tunbridge Wells Jazz Club