The band is still playing as at July 2014, but only taking private functions
YARROW RIVER JAZZBAND Mar 2012
L-R John Dorgan, Phil Yates, Dave Brown, Richard Knock, John Holt
THE YARROW RIVER JAZZBAND
The Yarrow River Jazzband resulted from a meeting in the Wheatsheaf pub in Croston in Dec '86 in response to an advertisement in a local newspaper placed by Richard Knock. Within a few months the band had started taking engagements and has remained a popular band in the northwest ever since.
Wilf Jenkinson decided to retire from the band in Autumn 2009, after 16 years as our banjo player. He contributed a great deal to the band's performances over a very long period, a rock steady banjo player with a beautiful tone. Our new (well, since October 2009!) member on banjo and guitar is Dave Brown, who we consider ourselves fortunate to welcome into the band
Doug Wall retired from the band in Aug 2010 having been our bass player since Oct 1996, missed both for his very fine playing and his singing, John Dorgan has now taken over the position on the Eb brass tuba, giving a slightly different but very effective flavour to the band's sound.
The band's policy on repertoire and style has always been quite open, although predominantly traditional in character it includes such numbers as Ellington's 'Black & Tan Fantasy', Monk's 'Blue Monk', songs from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett's era, and even selected Beatles numbers and the French National Anthem! More usual New Orleans and Traditional pieces, however, form the bulk of the band's material.
Hungary - Millecentenarium Festival, Szekesfehervar 1996.
Marsden (Yorkshire) Jazz Festival - 1994,1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 200, 2008, 2011
Keswick Jazz Festival - 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006 ---
Llangollen Jazz Festival 1999, 2000 ---
Other appearances at: Whitewater Hotel Cumbria, Bury Metro Arts Centre, Unicorn Preston, Outgate Hawkshead,
Leeds Jazz Club, Duke of Cambridge Nottingham, Thornton Little Theatre and many others.
Buxton Pavilion Theatre
Majorca : Running Wild : All Of Me : Doctor Jazz Stomp : Perdido : Someday Sweetheart : Down In Honkytonk Town : Nineteen Nineteen Rag : Buddy Bolden's Blues : Buddy's Habits : Basin Street Blues : Get Out Of Here : Tin Roof Blues : Sugar Blues : Bye Bye Blues
CD: Jazz In The Park TACD48 @ £9
Hiawath Rag : Kitchen Man : In The Sweet Bye & Bye : Royal Garden Blues : Beale STreet Blues : Shine : Harbour Lights : Over In The Gloryland : Tichomingo Blues : Muskrat Ramble : Blue Monk : Willow Weep For Me : Lily Of The Valley : I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan : Baby Won't You Please Come Home : Indiana : Yellow Dog Blues : When The Swallows Return To Capistrano : Panama Rag
Peter Kings (P.E.K Sound)
Also from a live session at Keswick
The Latest CD - ON THE MAP
1:AVALON, 2:SINGIN’ THE BLUES, 3:THE MARTINIQUE, 4:EXACTLY LIKE YOU, 5:BLAME IT ON THE BLUES, 6: PRECIOUS LORD, 7:BURGUNDY ST. BLUES, 8:DANS LE RUE D’ANTIBES, 9:GOODY GOODY, 10: CARELESS LOVE, 11:HARLEM RAG, 12: MAKIN’ WHOOPEE, 13: MEMPHIS BLUES, 14:CANAL ST. BLUES, 15: SOMEDAY SWEETHEART, 16: HIGH SOCIETY, 17:HIGHER GROUND, 18: ORIGINAL CHARLESTON STRUT, 19:GLORY OF LOVE, 20: SWEET LORRAINE, 21: RUNNING WILD, 22: ALGIERS STRUT
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