Next year 2019 The Savannah Jazz Band will celebrate 40 years of playing New Orleans/Traditional Jazz. Starting life as a local semi pro band in Huddersfield they have developed into a well respected professional band that is a firm favourite on both the UK and European club and festival circuits. The powerhouse drumming leader John Meehan, the trombone playing of Brian Ellis, coupled with the distinctive bass of Tony Pollitt from the early days were the foundation of the band. New comers Bill Smith on cornet, Chris Marney on banjo and Roger Myerscough on reeds have added to the sound of the band while maintaining the unique nature of the Savannah Jazz Band. A new double CD has been released with this line up and will be available at all their gigs at £15.
Bill Smith(cornet/harmonica); Brian 'Sam' Ellis (trombone/piano); Roger Myerscough (reeds); Chris Marnie (banjo); Tony Pollitt (bass); John Meehan (drums)