The John Bennett Band is a 15 piece jazz ensemble. The music is structured whilst also allowing for interplay between the musicians.
John describes the band as not a “ big band “ as such, but rather a large jazz ensemble partly inspired by early New Orleans jazz – King Oliver,Armstrong, and later Gil Evans, Miles Davis , Mingus, and Monk, to name but a few.
Trumpets – Claud Deppa, Steve Pretty, Peter Rolinson
Saxophones – Dave Blackmore, Louise Elliot, Rachel Bartlett, Tamar Osborn
Trombones – Dave Lidell, Alan Tomlinson, John Bennett, And Tuba Jeff Miller
Guitar – John Blackwell
Piano – Peter Watson
Bass – Paul Carmichell
Drums – Harry Bennett