The Chris Walker Swingtet – Classic Jazz for any event.
The Chris Walker Swingtet was formed in 1987 following a one-off Sunday lunchtime session for the Southampton Jazz Society. It gave the band the opportunity to explore and play many of the famous and much loved tunes from the swing era of, the 1930s and 40s. The original 5 piece line up of Clarinet/Sax, Vibraphone, Piano, Bass and Drums is a well established one and the band is happy that they are well received at so many and varied functions. With the death of Tan Smart the role of the vibraphone was replaced by a guitar and the broad swinging repertoire of the band has continued.
Equally at home providing dance music in the Country’s leading hotels and Cruise liners as they are appearing in their own right or backing top National (and International) jazz stars at Festivals and in pubs and clubs, the Swingtet pride themselves as being particularly “user-friendly” and can easily be just the band for you. The band can appear as a 4, the regular 5 or even 6 piece to suit your requirements and budget.
The line – up is :
- Chris Walker – Clarinet/Sax
- Les Brown – Guitar
- Greg Painter – Piano
- John Burgess – Double Bass
- Haydn McCarthy – Drums