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Since the band’s formation in Edinburgh in January 2018 the Tenement Jazz Band has built an instant reputation for old-style New Orleans jazz played with youthful verve. Initially a six-piece, the band has now settled down to a five-piece, with the band’s founder, trombonist Patrick Darley, joined in the front line by fellow-alumni of Edinburgh University, Charles ‘Chuck’ Deerness and soprano saxist Tom Pickles. The drums-free rhythm section consists of bassist Simon Toner and John Youngs doubling banjo and guitar. Already last year the band played the Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Islay Jazz Festivals and had a short sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe with The Red Hot Roots of Jazz, to be repeated in 2019. The band is particularly popular at swing dance festivals in both Scotland and England.

Catch them at the following times and places:

 

Thu 25th  18:00 Lee Longlands 
Fri 26th  12:30 Cathedral Square
Fri 26th  20:00 The Village, Moseley 
Sat 27th  14:30 New Square Shopping Centre 
Sat 27th  19:30 Holiday Inn
Sun 28th  14:00 Haden Hill House