Alligator Gumbo

Alligator Gumbo

September 9, 2018 Uncategorised 0
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Before the time of the jazz big bands, swing music was raw and largely improvised with melodies and solos happening simultaneously which has now become defined as the 'New Orleans' sound. Alligator Gumbo strive to keep this style alive in their renditions of popular songs from this unique time and place.

Alligator Gumbo have been playing together since the summer of 2011. Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, they have played extensively around the country to rave reviews - from rowdy bars to some of the UK's most prestigious jazz festivals.

Playing jazz from the hey-day of the New Orleans swing era, in particular, the "roaring 20s", where Jazz music featured instruments such as the violin, clarinet and accordion particularly amongst the Creole musicians based in the city who helped to define this style. Before the time of the jazz big bands, swing music was raw and largely improvised with melodies and solos happening simultaneously which has now become defined as the 'New Orleans' sound.
Alligator Gumbo strive to keep this style alive in their renditions of popular songs from this unique time and place.

James Paylor - Double Bass & Vocals

Chris Williamson - Trumpet

Greg Surmacz - Clarinet & Saxophone

Pat Martin - Trombone

Matthew Tiffany - Violin, Mandolin, Banjo & Vocals

Mike Rudland-Simpson - Steel Guitar & Vocals

Chris Lloyd - Piano & Vocals

Jose Williamson - Drums, Washboard, Bells & Whistles

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