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Band Profile

Band Info

Formerly Alan Gresty & Brian White’s Ragtimers. The band was originally formed to pay tribute to the great cornetist, Muggsy Spanier. Their interpretation of his music had led them to record three volumes of ‘Muggsy Remembered’ for the New Orleans based ‘Jazzology’ label. The repertoire of the band has now been extended to include other material from the Golden Age of Dixieland. The recording ‘The Bobcats Recaptured’ is a celebration of the music of the Bob Crosby Bobcats. Their latest offering ‘Muted Trumpet, Slide Trombone’ is a CD’s worth of the original compositions demonstrating that they can create as well as recreate. The band’s growing international reputation has led to appearances at prestigious jazz festivals, in Europe and the United States, Radio and Television appearances on both sides to the Atlantic continue to lead to more concert and festival engagements. The combination of professional presentation and superb music makes this band irresistible.

Band Members

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Alan Gresty – Cornet, Trumpet. Played lead trumpet for many years with the Monty Sunshine’s...

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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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Trombone player

(Double Bass and Tuba)

John Arthy – Double Bass – John Arthy gave up leading the Pasadena Roof Orchestra to return t...

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John Watson, drummer, is a professional player currently with the Big Chris Barber Band (since 20...

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Colin was born in Cricklewood, London. He formed his own band in the mid 60's and by chance play...

(Tenor Saxaphone)

John Ellmer – Drums and reeds. I started playing drums at an early age, starting with a toy ki...

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