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CONCERT REVIEW: Old Hat Jazz Band, The Market House, Long Sutton




None other than music legend Louis Armstrong is quoted as having once said: "If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know".

Old Hat Jazz Band made it clear that they know full well "what jazz is" when they brought a mix of old rag time and more modern interpretations of what another master of the genre, American trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, described as "a very structured thing that comes down from a tradition and requires a lot of thought and study".

The band's quarter, guitarist John Kelly, double bassist Louis Thomas, trumpeter Mike Soper and clarinettist/saxophonist Will Scott positively oozed easy listening as they played two sets that were both ideal for a Friday night audience.


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