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Musician Profile

Band Info

John was born in Ilford, Essex in 1948. He started playing banjo but switched to double bass shortly after. For many years he played with the Blackbottom Stompers. He also plays sousaphone with the Excelsior New Orleans Brass Band. He collects memorabilia from the 1920's particularly gramophone records and 78 rpm jazz recordings. He recognises the help and encouragement he received from John Arthy of the Pasadena Roof Light Orchestra and being strongly influenced by 'Pops' Foster. He has an infectious sense of humour, which coupled with the big sound, and driving beat makes him a tremendous asset to any band.


Groups Played For (at CJC)

Group photo for The New King Jazz
(Double Bass)
Group photo for          The New  King Jazz
(Double Bass)
Group photo for San Jacinto Stompers
(Double Bass)

Previous Bookings

Date Group Instrument Further Info
16th June 2024Double BassN/A
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