Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics
Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 12 January 2019: 8.00pm
Baby Jools and The Jazzaholics feature some of the finest practitioners of traditional jazz currently playing in the country. The high demand and popularity of this band is due to their collective experience, and wide age range of between 29 and 73. The band keeps their audiences entertained with their fine, distinctive arrangements of music by the likes of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Kid Ory, George Lewis, gospel and spiritual numbers and New Orleans brass band parade tunes. They always offer an evening of vitality and musicality, a fantastic jazz experience for all. The band consists of trumpeter and vocalist Danny Illet, trombonist and vocalist Mike Owen, clarinet and saxophone player Karl Hird, banjo players and vocalist Brian Mellor, double bassist Jim Swinnerton, and drummer Baby Jools.