The Original Panama Jazz band

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm

St Mary's Creative Space, Chester



Jon Critchley Trumpet
Laurie Cooper Trombone
Dave Thomas Clarinet / vocals
Malcolm Hogarth Piano
Isabel Toner String Bass
Bill Buck Drums

Started in Wallasey, Wirral in 1954, the OPJB continues to play great jazz over 60 years later. The music is Dixieland / Chicago style, with a broad repertoire: It’s happy music played by experienced musicians who, individually, are in demand from other bands and regularly feature with them.  
They have played host to many great names of British jazz, including Humphrey Lyttelton, Digby Fairweather, Kenny Ball, Pat Halcox, Roy Williams, Alan Elsdon, Pete Allen, Campbell Burnap, George Chisholm and Tommy Burton.
As well as performing at jazz festivals, music societies, public and private functions, the band has a regular residency at The Irby Club, Wirral and is pleased to be returning to Chester Music Society.  
The music will be drawn from a variety of sources: King Oliver’s classic Chicago jazz, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and some more contemporary sources.  The programme will include Midnight In Moscow, Stan’s Dance, Jive At Five, Market Street Stomp, Jeepers Creepers, The Green Leaves of Summer and many more, too numerous to list.
Tickets £20, including buffet
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