Vintage Rhythms Collective

Wednesday 20th October 2021, Cathedral Hotel, 7.45pm.

Featuring some great local musicians, this fine band will lead us through a great evening of jazz standards, mixed in with some great humour too! Tenor Saxophonist Peter Bacon leads from the front, with Malcolm Smart on Guitar, Pete Johnson on Piano, Bill Maynard on Bass and John Shaw on Drums!

Vintage Rhythms is a group made up of local enthusiasts. Its members come from a variety of musical backgrounds – rock, blues, folk – but are united in their love of the instrumental jazz of the last hundred years. Expect interpretations of evergreen songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz classics made famous by Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, blues tunes and even some more recent popular songs given a jazz twist.

VR comprises Peter Bacon (tenor saxophone), Malcolm Smart (guitar), Pete Johnson (keyboard), Bill Maynard (bass) and John Shaw (drums).

Most of the members of the band met thanks to Nick Dewhurst and the Lichfield Arts community big band, Blast Off.

The band members would like to dedicate this performance to the memory of Richard Sewell, a great friend, and founder member of the band.