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Band Profile

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Gambit Jazzmen - Originally formed in 1982 from Kent based musicians, but now, consisting of musicians who travel from around the South of England and East Anglia. The Gambit Jazzmen have a reputation for good, hot, New Orleans music, and enjoy playing a large repertoire from the 20s, 30s, and 40s intended for dancing or listening. Just like the early Ken Colyer, Kid Ory and George Lewis bands, we consider ourselves a powerful combination creating an exciting atmosphere on stage.

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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Barry Weston – Trombone – Originally from Yorkshire, Barry played with Bob Barclay’s Yorksh...

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Chris Marney – Banjo and Guitar – Chris is the youngest member of The Gambit Jazzmen band and...

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(Double Bass)

Roger Link – String Bass and Sousaphone/Tuba – He has been playing for about 40 years, and ha...

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Pete Lay – Drums – Played with Ken Colyer on many occasions in the 70s and 80s, also played f...

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