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amy roberts

amy robertsAmy Roberts (saxophone, clarinet, flute)
In addition to having her own band, Amy is a prominent
member of The Big Chris Barber Band and spends a lot
of the time on tour in Europe. Amy, who comes from west
Cornwall and is in her mid twenties, is one of the most
talented and versatile performers on the jazz scene today.

She is a former classical student at Royal Northern College
of Music, Manchester. A really exciting performer, Amy's musical roots are in traditional jazz but she has developed a refreshing new take on music from diverse genres. In 2012 Amy came second in the British Jazz Awards, but won the rising star category in both 2009 and 2011.

The other members of her dynamic quintet are:

Tom Kincaid (pianist/keyboards)
An truly amazing pianist, Tom has developed a rolling piano style evocative of the great pianists from the golden jazz era. He is in huge demand and enthralls audiences wherever he plays. Tom is a prolific composer for television, films and video games.

John Hallam (saxophones, clarinet)
John Hallam is a highly acclaimed saxophonist whose musical journey taken him from military bands to jazz, having been introduced to the clarinet whilst at school. He has played alongside many leading lights, including Humphrey Lyttelton, George Melly, Stephane Grappelli and Alan Barnes. He has had his own band since 2000.

Jim Swinerton (double bass)
Jim is one of the finest double bassist on the UK traditional jazz scene. His impressive solos captivate audiences and are warmly received throughout Europe. Jim has played with many bands including Rod Chamber's Louisianna Joymakers and Martin Bennett's Old Green River Band.

Nick Millward (drums)
Nick has played the drums from age five. Influenced by Gene Kruppa, Ed Thigpen and Dennis Chambers, it is Buddy Rich in particular that he has styled himself on. Nick played drums for Kenny Ball since 1999, before which he established his professional reputation with many other jazz bands, including work of Peter Allen, Terry Lightfoot and Digby Fairweather.