Humphrey Lyttelton

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Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttelton brings his 8 piece band to the De La Warr for an evening of musical entertainment.

Humphrey Lyttelton started his band nearly sixty years ago and since 1948 it has been in the forefront of British Jazz.
He founded Calligraph Records in 1983.

Humphrey Lyttelton has been loved and admired by millions for nearly 60 years, as a bandleader, trumpeter, cartoonist, writer and as a presenter of the BBC Radio programmes I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on Radio 4 and The Best of Jazz.

In 2001, he received a lifetime achievement award for services to jazz at the BBC Jazz Awards, an honour which he regards as premature since seven years later he is leading a busy eight-piece band which he regards as his best ever.

The band's hallmark is versatility, reflected in a repertoire which extends from early traditional to modern, by way of Ellington and Basie.

Guesting with the Band from America have been Buddy Tate, Kenny Davern, Lillian Boutté and Scottish expatriate Joe Temperley, formerly with Humph for many years. 

Not forgetting, of course, the members of the current band  -  Robert Fowler, Adrian Macintosh ,  Jimmy Hastings, John Rees-Jones, Ted Beament,  Ray Wordsworth, and recent addition, Jo Fooks on tenor sax.

Fri 16 May 2008
Tickets: £16.00 - £18.00

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01424 229 111
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