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Sat 7th Sep at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
John Petters' New Orleans All Stars
@ Tower Pier, London
Also appearing: Trefor Williams' Usual Suspects
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Never miss another 'John Petters' New Orleans All Stars' show
Sensational London Louis Armstrong Riverboat Shuffle: John Petters' New Orleans All Stars + Trefor Williams' Usual Suspects
A trip along the River Thames aboard The Dixie Queen, under Tower Bridge, towards Westminster and back out towards the Thames Barrier (tides permitting).
There will be performances on two decks, with adequate dancing and seating areas for everyone - the number of tickets will be limited in order that everyone can be seated.
There are two bars on board, but no food, so you may bring picnics.
The boat departs at 2pm from Tower Pier, returning at 5pm.
John Petters' New Orleans All Stars comprise Alan Bateman (trumpet), Pete Allen (clarinet), Mike Pointon (trombone), Jonathan 'JJ' Vinten (piano), Keith Donald (bass) and John Petters (drums).
Trefor Williams' Usual Suspects are Denny Illett (trumpet), Karl Hird (reeds), Dave Hewett (trombone), Dave Moorwood (banjo and guitar) and Baby Jools (drums).
Visit www.traditional-jazz.com/mainpages/documents/dixiequeen.pdf to download a booking form or send a cheque payable to Teresa Petters at 218 New House, Farm Hospital Drove, Long Sutton PE12 9EN.
Top jazz drummer and vocalist whose driving percussive skills are widely respected.
'...England's finest traditional jazz drummer...' (The Mississippi Rag, USA).
'John Petters is a solid and showy drummer... and a humourous, fluent compere of the proceedings, as well as a useful singer' (Peter Hepple, The Stage)
'... Petters is an unashamed disciple of the Jazz of Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa... he sets the mood for this neat swinging group' (Kevin Henriques, The Financial Times).
John Petters' New Orleans All Stars tour dates
Trefor 'Fingers' Williams has been on the road for over 40 years. He first came to fame in Max Collie's Rhythm Aces, forming an amazing rhythm section with the legendary drummer, Ron McKay and Gentleman Jim McIntosh on banjo.
The same rhythm section transferred to the Phil Mason New Orleans Allstars, with whom Trefor remained until the band folded. A spell with Chris Barber followed before Trefor went freelance.
A great bass slapper, he has developed a percussive driving attack, which guarantees to excite.
Trefor Williams' Usual Suspects tour dates
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Venue: Tower Pier
Lower Thames Road
EC3N 4AB 51.508602, -0.075998
Enquiries: 0207 709 0765
→ Fenchurch Street (London) 4 min walk
→ Fenchurch Street 4 min walk
→ Tower Hill 2 min walk