The combination of two reed players works well and has sounded great throughout the recorded history of jazz and swing music. One only has to think of the Jimmy Noone Apex Club Orchestra in the 1920’s, the Mezzrow/Bechet Quintet in the 1930’s, the wonderful saxophone duets of the likes of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster and the “Soprano Summit” of Bob Wilbur and Kenny Daverne in the 1970’s, to understand the popularity of the format.
Dave Shepherd – often voted Britain’s top jazz clarinetist has teamed up with Chris Walker – a clarinet and saxophone playing bandleader in his own right – to bring you a first class selection of foot tapping, memorable melodies from the swing era, all backed by the superb rhythm section of Nick Dawson on piano & vocals, Harvey Weston on double bass and Martin Guy on drums. The Album "Swing Fever" on Raymer Sound Records - RSCD 715 received enthusiastic reviews as has their latest CD “ I Saw Stars” which is available now on the Mac Jazz label - MACCD 007 2005.
Chris & Dave introduce the show themselves with anecdotes and occasional jokes and all the arrangements have been carefully crafted to create just the right treatment of each song. You can be sure that the audience will leave at the end of the concert with a spring in their step and a song in their hearts.
A supply of A5 flyers and A3 Posters is freely available - ready for overprinting and the band is happy to work with your sound and lighting technicians. However, they are able to bring all their own sound equipment if that is required.
Dave joins this internationally known group to set your feet
tapping with a musical tribute to the many famous
swing groups and the great tunes they