Who we are……….
The music of the swing era is enjoying a resurgence amongst hip city bars and clubs, and especially so the heady music of the 1920s. With its pumping rhythms and stomps, it never fails to get people on their feet dancing.
The London Dixieland Jazz Band was brought together in 2010 by multi- talented Guildhall graduate Robin Harris. The result is a fabulous example of a group of London musicians bringing 1920s era classics back to new life with verve and great sympathy.
These musicians are the crème de la crème of jazz talents in the UK, whose credentials span work with an enormous array of artists including Pete Allen, Terry Lightfoot, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Pete Doherty, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Brass Volcanoes, Snowboy and the Latin Section, Bad Manners, Clem Curtis and the Foundations, Martha Reeves and Vandellas, Eddie Floyd… The list goes on!
The band have performed for the likes of Trainline.com’s national TV commercial, Hendricks Gin, The Lord Mayor of London’s Thames Festival Show, The Faberge Eggs Launch and London Cocktail Week to name a few. In April 2012 they accompanied The Great Gatsby theatre show at Wilton’s, the world’s oldest Music Hall and a treasure amongst London venues, which was a sell out show and received a five star review by the Times. The band are set to return to Wilton’s in February for a repeat performance.
The size of the group varies in size from as little as 3 musicians to 7. The musicians play the most traditional of Jazz instruments including Sousaphone, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Banjo and drums. The band also works with fabulous guest singers.