Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll, Swing

Jeremy Huggett Bands

Jeremy Huggett - Solo/Deps
Jeremy Huggett's Dart Valley Stompers
Jeremy Huggett's Jazz Friends
Jeremy Huggett's SwingZing
Jeremy Huggett's Cadillac Xpress
Jeremy Huggett's Allsorts
Jeremy Huggett's Jazz Combo & Special Guest
Jeremy Huggett's Swing Platoon
Jeremy Huggett's Chosen 5
Jeremy Huggett's Jazz Syndicate
Jeremy Huggett's Band of Gold
Jeremy Huggett's Swing Jive Five

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Solo/Deps:
Jeremy is available for Solo/Deps/Guest appearances.

DART VALLEY STOMPERS
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The band’s repertoire is firmly rooted in traditional & New Orleans jazz and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and stomping – definitely a band not to be missed!
The Dart Valley Stompers was formed in 2005 with the aim of playing lively and exciting Traditional & New Orleans jazz and features Award Winning Reed Player Jeremy Huggett on Clarinet, Saxophones & Vocals.
Since its formation the band has proved to be very successful and has built up a strong following with audiences up and down the country.
Based in the South West, The Dart Valley Stompers is one of the most popular and busiest bands in the country. They regularly perform to capacity crowds at Jazz Clubs and Festivals both in the UK and abroad with demands from audiences and promoters that they quickly make a return visit!
With a repertoire firmly rooted in Traditional & New Orleans jazz The Dart Valley Stompers is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and stomping – this is definitely a band not to be missed!

JEREMY HUGGETT – Clarinet, Saxes & Vocals
Jeremy is the founder and leader of the band and is renowned for his masterly playing of his saxophones & clarinet, his arranging and composing skills and his vocal renditions.
He's been playing music from an early age having learnt flute and piano as a child adding saxes, clarinet and vocals in his early twenties.
As a very young man he won a prestigious award for his playing and served an 'apprenticeship' as a sideman with several nationally acclaimed bands before branching out into leading bands of his own.
Since then, Jeremy's musical career has gone from strength to strength and has seen him playing with famous names all over the UK and abroad including Acker Bilk, Digby Fairweather, Cy Laurie, George Melly, Humphrey Lyttleton, Danny Moss, Tommy Burton, Beryl Brydon, Enrico Tomasso, Jim Fryer, Roy Williams, Dave Newton and the list goes on.
Under his enthusiastic leadership the Dart Valley Stompers have appeared at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad as well as on radio and national TV.

GRAHAM TREVARTON – Trumpet, Cornet & Vocals
Graham provides a strong lead on both trumpet and cornet and also contributes with his vocals.
He began his musical career at an early age playing cornet and was soon appearing at concerts as the featured soloist in brass bands.
During this time Graham began to develop a love of jazz. Influenced by the sounds of the early Paul Whiteman Orchestra and Bix Beiderbeck he plays in a melodic & lyrical style whilst maintaining a solid lead.
Graham’s a very experienced musician having worked with several different bands throughout the UK.

KEVIN GRENFELL – Trombone & Vocals
Kevin started his musical career as a boy with the Cornwall Youth Orchestra and brass bands in Cornwall.
With this firm grounding Kevin enlisted at the age of 18 as a musician in the Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Amour Corps and studied for 2 years at The Royal Military School of Music. On completion he returned to the QOH as principal trombone and featured soloist, which involved extensive touring and concert engagements all over Europe.
After leaving the army Kevin spent several years free-lancing in London before returning to the South-West for further study at the Dartington College of Arts where he obtained a B.A. in Music and the Performing Arts.
Since that time Kevin has become well-established and respected as both a trombonist and a vocalist in the UK and tours extensively across Europe with a wide variety of ensembles.

HOWARD WILLIAMS – Banjo & Guitar
Howard is an experienced banjo and guitar player who is comfortable playing all styles of music. He originally started performing in skiffle and folk groups but soon developed a love of jazz.
Howard has worked regularly with a variety of bands throughout the UK playing a range of different musical styles including Traditional & New Orleans jazz. His driving style on both banjo and guitar helps to give the Dart Valley Stompers their unique stomping sound.

KEITH TOLLEY – Double Bass
Keith started playing music from an early age as a self-taught guitarist. Whilst at college he began playing bass guitar in a rock group and was soon performing at local gigs.
Keith developed an interest in jazz as an avid listener of his big brother’s collection of Chris Barber LPs. This whetted his appetite to play jazz and he bought a double bass.
Originally performing local gigs around South Wales Keith later branched out playing all over the UK and abroad in a variety of bands. During his musical career he’s played with some of the country’s top jazz musicians including Digby Fairweather and Alex Welsh’s trombonist, Roy Williams.

CHRIS STOCKINGS – Drums
Chris comes from a musical family and began playing music at an early age. He is a very versatile drummer and plays a wide range of styles including traditional, mainstream & swing. Chris attended Huddersfield Music College where he studied orchestral percussion & piano and performed in classical orchestras including a concert at the Royal Festival Hall.
Throughout his musical career Chris has worked with different bands playing a wide range of music in a variety of settings including clubs, festivals & theatres.
Chris is a listening drummer and provides sympathetic backing whilst continuing to propel the band along with its characteristic stomping style.

website: http://www.dartvalleystompers.co.uk

 

JEREMY HUGGETT'S SWINGZING
Jeremy Huggett's SwingZing

The band features some of the UK’s top musicians. The exciting, lively sound and the versatility of the band is appealing to audiences of all ages making SwingZing  one of the most popular bands in the UK and ideal for dancing.
Jeremy Huggett - leader of the band, is renowned for his masterly playing of his saxophones, his arranging and composing skills and his vocal renditions. He's been playing music from an early age having learnt flute and piano as a child adding saxes, clarinet and vocals in his early twenties. As a very young man he won a prestigious award for his playing and served an 'apprenticeship' as a sideman with a number of nationally acclaimed bands before branching out into leading bands of his own. Since then, Jeremy's gone from strength to strength, playing with famous names all over the country including Acker Bilk, Digby Fairweather, Carlos Ward, Cy Laurie, George Melly, Humphrey Lyttleton, Danny Moss, Pete Allen, Tommy Burton, Beryl Brydon, Enrico Tomasso, Jim Fryer, Roy Williams, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Tim Whitehead and the list goes on. As well as playing a wide range of jazz including traditional, mainstream and swing, Jeremy is a very versatile musician playing in a number of other styles including rock & roll, blues, rock and pop. Since December 2000, Jeremy has been guesting on saxes and flute with legendary rock group, Hawkwind, using the name Jez Huggett, appearing at prestigious venues including London Astoria and Royal Festival Hall, London. He has also featured on live and studio CDs, "Yule Ritual" & "Take me to your Leader", as well as DVDs of live concerts. He also appears in their book, "The Saga of Hawkwind". Under his enthusiastic leadership SwingZing have appeared at clubs, festivals & private functions throughout the UK and abroad.
Gethin Liddington - studied at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between 1989 & 1993. He is a very experienced and versatile trumpet player who’s worked with a number of top bands & musicians including Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Back to Basie, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Glenn Miller UK, John Miller Orchestra, London Swing Orchestra, Blue Harlem, Matthew Ford, Jeff Hooper, Rat Pack European Tour, Nick Ross Orchestra, Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, Katherine Jenkins, Debra Stephenson, Scritti Pollitti & Welsh National Opera.  As well as stage appearances, Gethin has also recorded as a featured soloist with Paula Gardiner, Keith Tippett, Gwawr Edwards, Only Men Aloud, Paul Dunmall, Lee Mead and Ultrasound, as well as performing on radio and TV sessions and film soundtracks. When he’s not performing, Gethin teaches jazz trumpet at RWCMD and Bathspa University.
Richard West -  has been playing piano from a young age and started to work on the Cardiff Jazz scene in his early teens. Whilst at university he performed with, and musically directed, the award winning Durham University Big Band and the University College Big Band. Richard also founded several small jazz and funk ensembles, playing at weddings, festivals and bars throughout his time there. He also developed his passion for accompanying whilst playing with the Durham Opera Ensemble where he accompanied a concert of operatic favourites as well as auditions for the larger opera productions. Richard regularly performs all over the UK and has gained a formidable reputation for his versatility and prowess as an accompanist and a soloist. He has worked with some of the UK's top musicians including Alan Barnes, Jeff Hooper, Clare Teal and Chris Dean and has appeared at some of the country's top venues including Welsh Proms and Edinburgh Fringe. Richard has also continued to work as a classical accompanist.
Frederico Leonori - (AKA Fred) is a double bass player based in Bristol who’s very active in the vibrant city's jazz scene. He was born in Rome, Italy where he took up the bass guitar and later, in his late teens, the double bass. Fred went on to gain a Master's Degree in classical double bass performance at the prestigious Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in his home town studying with one of the best Italian double bass players, Daniele Roccato. He later studied jazz with the great Eddie Gomez.  Since becoming resident in Bristol in 2015 Federico’s become an integral part of the city’s music scene working with some of the UK’s top musicians including Alan Barnes, Roy Williams, Andy Barrett, Daan Temmink, Andy Tween, David Mowat & Rob Brian.
Eddie John - a professional freelance drummer, composer and teacher. He’s performed gigs and on recording sessions throughout the UK and abroad with a number of top artists including John Stewart, Graeme Duffin, Iain Archer, Korgis, Pete Brandt, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Davis, Brett Anderson, Stackridge, Simon Spillett, Pete Gage, Acker Bilk, Iain Ballamy, Ruby Turner, Innes Sibun, Kitchenware Records, Ed Jones, Malcolm Lindsay, Bernie Marsden, Chris Hughes, Digby Fairweather, EMI Music, Callum Malcolm, Annie Whitehead, Larry Garner, Fischy Music, Julian Marc Stringle, Raissa Khan-Panni, John B Sparks, Virgin Music, Fred Wedlock, Epic Music, Pete Brown and Jo Fooks. Other experience includes work with Otis Grand, Beth Rowley, Lies Damned Lies, Andy Sheppard, John Springate, Ben Castle, Sticky Music, Kevin Brown, Lee Goodall, Bonnie Langford, Polydor Music, Tommy Whittle, Paul Dunmall, Pete Allen, Lee Gibson, Benn Clatworthy to name a few. Eddie’s an extremely versatile drummer playing jazz, blues, rock, folk, soul and funk. He’s also a fluent reader and can often be found in the pit on theatre productions. Touring has allowed him to travel extensively throughout the world. Particular highlights have included UAE, Europe, America, Japan and the former Eastern Bloc.
Sinead McCabe - a professional vocalist who is one of the UK’s rising stars. She has worked with a number of top bands throughout the UK captivating audiences with her vocal talents. Sinead is extremely versatile and is comfortable singing in a range of styles including jazz, swing, blues, gospel and more contemporary styles. Since taking to the stage she’s headlined at some of the UK’s major festivals including Upton Jazz Festival, Old Duke Jazz Festival, Chipping Sodbury Jazz Festival & Bristol’s Harbourside Festival as well as appearing at some of the UK’s top music venues & theatres.
As well as live performances Sinead has also recorded several CDs & DVDs and been filmed for TV.
Website: http://www.swingzing.co.uk/contact.htm

Swingzing 5:
Jeremy Huggett - Reeds/Vocals. Leader of the band, is renowned for his masterly playing of his saxophones, his arranging and composing skills and his vocal renditions. He's been playing music from an early age having learnt flute and piano as a child adding saxes, clarinet and vocals in his early twenties. As a very young man he won a prestigious award for his playing and served an 'apprenticeship' as a sideman with a number of nationally acclaimed bands before branching out into leading bands of his own. Since then, Jeremy's gone from strength to strength, playing with famous names all over the country including Acker Bilk, Digby Fairweather, Carlos Ward, Cy Laurie, George Melly, Humphrey Lyttleton, Danny Moss, Pete Allen, Tommy Burton, Beryl Brydon, Enrico Tomasso, Jim Fryer, Roy Williams, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Tim Whitehead and the list goes on. As well as playing a wide range of jazz including traditional, mainstream and swing, Jeremy is a very versatile musician playing in a number of other styles including rock & roll, blues, rock and pop. Since December 2000, Jeremy has been guesting on saxes and flute with legendary rock group, Hawkwind, using the name Jez Huggett, appearing at prestigious venues including London Astoria and Royal Festival Hall, London. He has also featured on live and studio CDs, "Yule Ritual" & "Take me to your Leader", as well as DVDs of live concerts. He also appears in their book, "The Saga of Hawkwind". Under his enthusiastic leadership SwingZing have appeared at clubs, festivals & private functions throughout the UK and abroad.
Richard West - Piano - has been playing piano from a young age and started to work on the Cardiff Jazz scene in his early teens. Whilst at university he performed with, and musically directed, the award winning Durham University Big Band and the University College Big Band. Richard also founded several small jazz and funk ensembles, playing at weddings, festivals and bars throughout his time there. He also developed his passion for accompanying whilst playing with the Durham Opera Ensemble where he accompanied a concert of operatic favourites as well as auditions for the larger opera productions. Richard regularly performs all over the UK and has gained a formidable reputation for his versatility and prowess as an accompanist and a soloist. He has worked with some of the UK's top musicians including Alan Barnes, Jeff Hooper, Clare Teal and Chris Dean and has appeared at some of the country's top venues including Welsh Proms and Edinburgh Fringe. Richard has also continued to work as a classical accompanist.
Federico Leonari - Double Bass - (AKA Fred) is a double bass player based in Bristol who’s very active in the vibrant city's jazz scene.
He was born in Rome, Italy where he took up the bass guitar and later, in his late teens, the double bass. Fred went on to gain a Master's Degree in classical double bass performance at the prestigious Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in his home town studying with one of the best Italian double bass players, Daniele Roccato. He later studied jazz with the great Eddie Gomez.  Since becoming resident in Bristol in 2015 Federico’s become an integral part of the city’s music scene working with some of the UK’s top musicians including Alan Barnes, Roy Williams, Andy Barrett, Daan Temmink, Andy Tween, David Mowat & Rob Brian.
 
Eddie John - Drums - a professional freelance drummer, composer and teacher. He’s performed gigs and on recording sessions throughout the UK and abroad with a number of top artists including John Stewart, Graeme Duffin, Iain Archer, Korgis, Pete Brandt, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Davis, Brett Anderson, Stackridge, Simon Spillett, Pete Gage, Acker Bilk, Iain Ballamy, Ruby Turner, Innes Sibun, Kitchenware Records, Ed Jones, Malcolm Lindsay, Bernie Marsden, Chris Hughes, Digby Fairweather, EMI Music, Callum Malcolm, Annie Whitehead, Larry Garner, Fischy Music, Julian Marc Stringle, Raissa Khan-Panni, John B Sparks, Virgin Music, Fred Wedlock, Epic Music, Pete Brown and Jo Fooks. Other experience includes work with Otis Grand, Beth Rowley, Lies Damned Lies, Andy Sheppard, John Springate, Ben Castle, Sticky Music, Kevin Brown, Lee Goodall, Bonnie Langford, Polydor Music, Tommy Whittle, Paul Dunmall, Pete Allen, Lee Gibson, Benn Clatworthy to name a few. Eddie’s an extremely versatile drummer playing jazz, blues, rock, folk, soul and funk. He’s also a fluent reader and can often be found in the pit on theatre productions. Touring has allowed him to travel extensively throughout the world. Particular highlights have included UAE, Europe, America, Japan and the former Eastern Bloc.
Sinead McCabe - Vocals - a professional vocalist who is one of the UK’s rising stars. She has worked with a number of top bands throughout the UK captivating audiences with her vocal talents. Sinead is extremely versatile and is comfortable singing in a range of styles including jazz, swing, blues, gospel and more contemporary styles. Since taking to the stage she’s headlined at some of the UK’s major festivals including Upton Jazz Festival, Old Duke Jazz Festival, Chipping Sodbury Jazz Festival & Bristol’s Harbourside Festival as well as appearing at some of the UK’s top music venues & theatres.
As well as live performances Sinead has also recorded several CDs & DVDs and been filmed for TV.

Chosen 5:
Jeremy Huggett Reeds/Vocals,
Gethin Liddington Trumpet/Vocals
Guy Shotton  Piano
Federico Leonari Double Bass,
Eddie John Drums,
Sinead McCabe Vocals

Jeremy's Combo + Special Guest:
Jeremy Huggett Reeds/Vocals
Guy Shotton Piano
Federico Leonari Double Bass
Eddie John Drums
Special Guest booked each time

Allsorts:
Jeremy Huggett Reeds/Vocals
Gethin Liddington Trumpet/Vocals
Terry Williams Trombone/Vocals
Guy Shotton Piano
Federico Leonari Double Bass
Eddie John Drums,

Swing Platoon:
Jeremy Huggett Reeds/Vocals
Jade Gall Trumpet/Vocal
Gethin Liddington Trumpet/Vocals
Bob Moeller Trumpet
Kevin Grenfell Trombone/Vocals
Phil Jarvis Trombone
Richard West Piano
Federico Leonari Double Bass
Eddie John Drums
Sinead McCabe Vocals

Jazz Friends:  Most used combination, but can change as it a generic name
Jeremy Huggett Reeds/Vocals
Ron
Milford on Trombone/Vocals
Howard Williams Banjo/Guitar
Colin Fulcher Double Bass

Cadillac Xpress:
Jeremy Huggett Reeds/Vocals and Piano
Kevin Grenfell Trombone/Vocals
Brad Jones Guitar
Simon Smith Double/Electric Bass
Alex Goodyear Drums

 

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