[Dixielandjazz] Oldest trad band continuously still playing
jazzjerry at btinternet.com
Sun Mar 22 05:33:43 PDT 2009
Here in the UK we have a number of bands which have been in existence for over 50 years and without thinking it about very hard I can name:-
Chris Barber's Jazz Band - over 60 and continuously since 1954 as a fully pro outfit. See www.chrisbarber.net for their current schedule which involves concerts in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Israel and various other countries.
Acker Bilk's Jazz Band formed in 1956 and still going on the circuit.
Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen formed in 1955
Then there are the many many semi-pro bands still continuing such as the Merseysippi JB.
Jazz keeps you young!
--- On Sun, 22/3/09, Charlie Hull <charliehull7920 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> From: Charlie Hull <charliehull7920 at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Oldest trad band continuously still playing
> To: "Jerry Brown" <jazzjerry at btinternet.com>
> Cc: "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Date: Sunday, 22 March, 2009, 5:31 AM
> The Merseysippi Jazz Band of Liverpool, England has been in
> existence well over fifty years, as has the Oregon Jazz Band
> of Coos Bay, Oregon, USA. I believe they are still available
> for gigs.
> Charlie Hull
> bud wrote:
> > My Epsilon Jass Band is 46 years old this spring, Can
> anyone give me details of longer running bands?
> > Don Ingle will know if anyone does. Don played
> trumpet with us for a year or two.
> > Just curious.
> > Bud
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