[Dixielandjazz] Oldest trad band continuously still playing

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 06:46:55 PDT 2009

Hello Jerry,
Whatever happened to Kenny Ball?
OK, I forgot Lightfoot, perhaps because I was never to keen on his band.
As you might have noticed, I have mentioned the others.
And I am impatiently looking forward to Barbers' and his Big Band's
visit here, hoping there'll not be too much of that dreadful "blues"

On 22/03/2009, Jerry Brown <jazzjerry at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 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!
> Cheers,
> Jerry,
> Norwich,
> UK

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