Formed in 2012, Washington Whirligig has quickly gained an enviable reputation for its versatility and professionalism. Playing early New Orleans through to driving mainstream jazz, swing and blues – something for everyone. Jim Douglas, of Alex Welsh Band fame says of them “Whirligig by name and by nature, a joy to both listen to and play with. Their enthusiasm, endeavour and the excitement they will, in my opinion as an occasional guest, take them a long way toward their drive to success. The Alex Welsh Band are among their influences and inspirations and I will be happy to play with this band as often as they ask me to”

Line-up: David Hepworth Reeds, Will Robinson Trumpet, Andy Bramall Banjo & Guitar, Liz Hepworth Bass, Rob Cotterell Drum