The Clarinetist of this group was given his first clarinet and a Benny Goodman cassette when he was 13. Upon hearing the first phrase, he fell in love with Jazz and Swing music and eventually he made his way to the local jazz clubs. There he learnt from and worked with many talented and experienced musicians, and was lucky to be taught by virtuoso clarinet player Andy Firth. Growing up in Adelaide, he toured in the much loved Royal Garden Jazz band and as a soloist all across Australia.
Now based in London, the band are relishing the many opportunities to perform for dancers and concert audiences alike throughout the UK and Europe. They bring joy for life and music to every performance, always delivering with a smile and a cheeky quip or two.
Influenced by greats such as Edmond Hall, Benny Goodman and Lester Young, ‘Clarinet Swing’ effortlessly make music to the highest standard and always create a great atmosphere
The group are made up by a collection of some of the finest Swing musicians in London and play classic numbers from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. Dancers are sure to be on the floor, whilst those who feel more comfortable in their chairs will no doubt find their feet tapping to the fierce Swing tunes or swaying themselves to a sweet melody.