Bands & Artists

Apex Jazz & Swing

Band Information

ROBIN MASON ~ Clarinet & Saxes
JON STONE ~ Trumpet & Vocals
RON HILLS ~ Trombone
PETER ROBINSON ~ Banjo & Guitar
BOB BOUCHER ~ Bass
JIM HARNEY ~ Drums
They really are a little big band!
Repertoire includes: W C Handy’s tune Beale St Blues - played quicker than some similar to the style of Alex Welsh;  a big band tune called Teddy the Toad which was written by Neal Hefti for the Count Basie Orchestra;  an Ellington tune We Don’t Get Around Any More and had a brilliant banjo solo including bars from Harry Lime (The Third Man);  Good Queen Bess, another Ellington number, saw Jon using his bent trumpet – like Dizzy Gillespie; a beautiful version of Nuages the popular Django tune with Robin on clarinet and the rhythm section;  Jive At Five definitely a big band number;  I Left My Love;  So Do I;  Watermelon Man;  a feature from Ron called Sultry Serenade; Taps Miller a tune by Marion Joseph “Taps” Miller an American trumpet player who also danced;  a popular tune from 1918 - Somebody Stole My Gal;  Tea For Two - a tune from the musical No No Nanette;  Mood Indigo with lovely harmonic ending;  Jive Jack another vocal by Jon;  My Melancholy Baby with Robin on sax; Farewell Blues; Perdido; Sweet Georgia Brown and many more.

 

Book the Band

To book the band: Tel: 01543 276428
or email robin539@btinternet.com.
Please click on more info to see their forthcoming gigs.