The Pete Allen Jazz Band at the Regal Theatre, Minehead
Sunday 11th February at 7pm – Regal Theatre, 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AZ. Box Office Tel:01643 706430 with special guests Trevor Whiting and Dave Moorwood.
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Pete Allen – Pete, who is an Honorary Citizen of New Orleans USA returns to the Regal with his band of talented and much respected musicians to present an evening of entertaining happy jazz instrumentals and songs. The programme will include musical tributes to many jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Thomas ‘Fats’Waller. In his 45 years of leading a band, which is some achievement, his band has played hundreds of shows Worldwide and made countless TV/Radio broadcasts. This is an evening not to be missed.
Trevor Whiting – clarinet and saxophone. Trevor Whiting has been an established figure on the UK jazz scene for over 30 years. His appearances with the Chris Barber band and numerous other jazz orchestras and bands across Europe are the stuff of legend. With a beautiful tone, great harmonic language and a lyrical way with melodies, this excellent musician is much in demand. His early days saw him playing with the cream of British Trad jazz and during the 1980s he could be heard performing with great American legends like Scott Hamilton and Art Hodes.
Dave Moorwood – banjo and guitar. Dave has been playing guitar and banjo with a wide variety of bands and groups since his schooldays (the mid 1950s) but since 2004, on finishing a busy eight year stint with the Pete Allen Jazz Band, he has been concentrating on his own projects; the Rascals of Rhythm and the Big Bear Stompers. Over the years he has also been periodically found in bands such as those led by Terry Lightfoot, Max Collie, Phil Mason & John Petters, and still helps out in those of Pete Allen, Briant White and Matt Palmer to name but a few.