NEW FACES kick off February at Stafford Jazz Society on Sunday.
Chris Carmell’s Vintage Jazz Band may be making their club debut but the line-up includes some familiar names.
Carmell leads on cornet, ex-Eagle Bob Smith is on clarinet (he also makes a return visit to SJS next Sunday with the reformed Eagle Jazz Band) and firm favourite Clinton Sedgley is on banjo.
The band was originally formed around 1955 and played in Birmingham and the West Midlands for more than half a century through the trad jazz boom years before disbanding in 2005.
A reunion gig last year proved so successful that some members of the final line up decided to reform permanently. They have a very strong following and their fans are welcome to the SJS.
The Old Fashioned Love Band are one of the most popular bands on the UK circuit and are former SJS band of the year. Led on trumpet by Mel Hill they play New Orleans jazz with some of their own material.
Another debut rounds the month off when The Jazz Hounds bring their set of 1920s and 1930s music to the club.
They have a distinctive sound which comes from the bass saxophone.
All gigs take place from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Stafford Rangers Social Club, and admission is £5 members/£6 non members.