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A Salute To Trad Jazz & Mardi Gras Memories

With Chris Walker & The Pedigree Jazz Band

Chris Walker presented a weekly Jazz Programme broadcast by radio stations all over the world for over 30 years. However he is also a very fine musician and was a founder member of the famous Real Ale and Thunder Band, who’s many T.V appearances, included a “Songs of Praise” for the BBC.

The Pedigree Five is a traditional jazz group that has toured their ‘Salute to Trad Show‘ for the last 10 years. For their 2024 tours they are broadening the selection of numbers to include a selection of Jazz, jive and swing. A wide variety of sounds can be expected from Chris Walker (clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone) Andy Chislett (trumpet and Flugelhorn), John Noddings ( banjo, guitar and vocals) Ken Ames (double bass and vocals) and Sy Gorelick (drums and percussion) the new show is titled MARDI GRAS MEMORIES and continues the influence on the band of some of the  great names that created the original music in the southern states of America. Hence they now tour extensively, and if you miss them when they are in your area, you will miss out on a great show.

To see where the band is due to appear Please see the ‘Dates’ page

Chris Walker