"The quite recent origin of "Jazz59" stems from 2021 when Paul(Harry) Dowler managed to bring together a small group of semi-professional Jazz Musicians and convince them that the year 1959 was in fact not only perhaps the year of the pinnacle of Mainstream Jazz before Rock n' Roll knocked it off its pedestal, but as it was also the year of his birth - they should form an "Old fashioned Jazz Combo" - calling this outfit "The Jazz59 Quintet"."
"The lineup consists of Geoff Holtom on Bass, George Height on drums, Les Morton on Guitar, Gordon Smye on Sax, Jacob Dart on Keyboard and Paul (Harry) Dowler on Trumpet - The astute amongst you will have realised that this is now a sextet! The reason for this being that our original guitar player left the fold, so we looked for another like-minded soul and found Mr Les Morton, an experienced Jazz Guitar man, whilst at the same time we also found Mr Jacob Dart who plays a mean Jazz Keyboard - So knowing when he was on to a good thing...Mr Dowler decided that not only could they now appear as a Quintet, but also as a Quartet or Sextet too!"
"In October of 2021 Heather and Paul Dowler put on a charity Jazz Concert locally to raise funds for The Dementia Carer Advice and Support Service that they run together in South Warwickshire called talkdementia.uk
The concert was so well supported and received , plus we had such a good time that we realised not only were we enjoying ourselves, but that we had also inadvertently created a unique fundraising vehicle - So now we have convinced the band members of Jazz59 that they can play for travelling expenses whilst raising funds for a very good cause - and they don't seem to mind..."
"A lot of our music will stem from the golden years between 1940 and 1959, but you will also find some standards from the 1920s', 1930s' and even some from the 1960s..."
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