Traditional Jazz at Wickham Bishops Village Hall

The Wickham Bishops Jazz Club is currently run as a Fund Raising venture for the Village Hall funds. It continues the high standard of the previous Club of Jazz which took place in the hall for 27 years and was widely recognised as one of the top venues for Traditional Jazz in the country and features the top musicians from Britain and abroad.

11th May 2019

We Present:

The Chicago Teddybears Society
Jazz Band

Traditional Jazz at Wickham
Bishops Village Hall - Chicago Teddybears Society Jazz Band

The band is a six-piece, featuring:

Drums Brian Singleton: The longest serving member, joined the band in 1980.
Strings Rae Owens: Joined in 1994. Self-taught string player, leads from behind - also plays tuba.
Reeds John Padfield: "The Professor" plays regularly at the band's residences.
Trumpet James Lucas: With the "Teds" since 2014, he came to jazz via classical, brass and dance bands.
Trombone Andrew Mackenzie: Classically trained, he came fifth in the British Jazz Awards in 2017, three years after becoming a "Ted".
Piano Ed Lee: A varied musical past rooted in rock & roll bought him to the "Teds" in 2016.

The Chicago Teddybears Society Jazz Band was named in the 1970s after a short-lived American sitcom set in Prohibition Chicago. The band has proved more durable than the TV series.
It has entertained audiences across the UK and Europe for almost 50 years. In that period, the band's repertoire has embraced many styles of jazz including: Dixieland, New Orleans and Swing.
After a few years' absence, we are pleased to welcome them back to Wickham Bishops on your behalf.

Admission: ₤12.50 - Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start until 10.45pm performance.

No Bar:
Bring your own drinks and glasses, and please remember to take home the empties.

Special Request:
Please refrain from talking during the performance and please respect our neighbours by leaving quietly after the session.

For bookings and more information, please contact Pete Hughes at or on 07548 775777.

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