Tony Waller and his 'Prohibition Jazz'
Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Hampshire and Berkshire, some of the south's top musicians feature in 'Prohibition Jazz', performing music from the 1920's to the 1940's with special attention to Trad, Mainstream and Dixieland Jazz. For concerts, the band line-up is as a 6 or 7 piece band, but can perform as a smaller unit should the occasion require it. Music from the great bands such as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Kid Ory. The Roaring 20's music also features arrangements from bands such as Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, and Jack Hylton. If the occasion requires it, music from the Swing Era from Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Glenn Miller.
Prohibition Jazz is available to hire 24/7 and available for all events - concerts, corporate, weddings, dances, funerals, birthdays, processions etc. Our concerts normally take the shape of a first half of Traditional and Dixieland Jazz, followed by a 1920's set in the second. Audience involvement, foot-tapping music and the high standard of musicianship guarantee a memorable evening!
''My wife and I had the great pleasure of seeing you and your fantastic band at The Regal theatre, Minehead last week. What a performance!
We have been fortunate that in recent years we have seen The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven and several other notable bands at The Stables Theatre in Bedfordshire, and I have to say that Prohibition Jazz is right up there with the best. In fact your personal interaction with the audience and the superb musicality of the band provided one of the best evenings entertainment I can remember. Thank you so much''