The Wabash Jazzmen
Left to right - Mike Hayler, Mark Challinor, Bill Smith, Richard Vernon, Mike Pembroke,
Bringing you the best in hot, driving traditional jazz
in their distinctive rhythmic style.
This highly entertaining hot five came together in 1994 with the desire to create a new sound on the traditional jazz scene. They chose to go drumless and the front line is driven along by the flowing banjo playing of leader Mark Challinor, accompanied by the rhythmic string bass of Richard Vernon - a real powerhouse rhythm section from the band's youngsters!
The front line of Ged Hone on trumpet, Mike Hayler on clarinet/tenor sax and Mike Pembroke on trombone play superbly as one during ensemble work but also demonstrate their years of experience, producing engaging solos.
The band travels widely and has built up a strong following of loyal Wabash supporters on the jazz club circuit, particularly in the North and Midlands. If you've not heard the band before then you'll love its fresh, vibrant style - a band which really packs a punch!
|Kirsty Challinor -||Vocal|
|Ged Hone -||Trumpet|
|Mike Hayler -||Clarinet|
|Mike Pembroke -||Trombone|
|Mark Challinor -||Banjo|
|Richard Vernon -||Bass|
Recorded at the Stafford Jazz Society session on Sunday 15
January 2012 by Chris B Latham.
Jazz on most Sunday lunchtimes from the beginning of September to the end of May. For full details visit: www.staffordjazz.org