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King Jazz” was formed some thirty years ago by clarinetist Brian White to re-create the music of the Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet as recorded on Mezz Mezzrow's own “King Jazz” record label. Now, many years later, Brian has found it increasingly difficult to play sessions a long way from his home in South West London, and his long-time colleague and friend, Goff Dubber, has taken over the leadership of what is now “New King Jazz”, on soprano sax and clarinet, as a tribute to Brian. For this he has recruited clarinettist Karl Wirrmann to play Brian's part, and with a seasoned and swinging rhythm section of Tim Huskisson on piano,

Band Members


Goff Dubber (Clarinet & Saxes): Goff learned his jazz, after a classical beginning at school, pla...

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(Banjo and Guitar)

Ollie Benson – Banjo and Guitar. I wanted a guitar when still at primary school but I got a uk...

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Tim Huskisson – Piano and Reeds. A self-taught pianist from a very young age, Tim was inspir...

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(Double Bass)

John was born in Ilford, Essex in 1948. He started playing banjo but switched to double bass sho...

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Johnny Baker – Drums and Vocals. I started playing violin in the school orchestra when I was t...

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