THE Pedigree Jazz Band are returning to Ilminster next week.

The band is led by Clarinettist Chris Walker, who was a founder member of the famous Real Ale and Thunder Band. His TV appearances included Songs of Praise for the BBC.

As well as sensational music, the show includes an enjoyable blend of informative commentary, anecdotes and humour.

A while ago he decided to get back to his roots and recreate the hit tunes of the British Trad Jazz boom of the 50’s and 60’s. To do this he formed The Pedigree Jazz Band, whose  SALUTE TO TRAD JAZZ show is inspired by the style of jazz popularized by Chris Barber, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and others in that period.  

The band’s playlist includes some of the most popular tunes of the era, such as Midnight in Moscow, Petite Fleur, and Green Leaves Of Summer.

The Pedigree Jazz Band will be at Ilminster Arts Centre on Friday, November 8. Tickets are £16. To book call 01460 54973.