Tenement Jazz Band
Let the Tenement Jazz Band take you back to the red-hot roots of jazz, ragtime and blues with scorching renditions of early recordings and fresh takes on lesser-known tunes. Powered along by the classic New Orleans front line of trumpet, trombone and saxophones, you're in for a truly swinging set.
The Edinburgh based Tenement Jazz Band proudly claimed the title of ‘Best Band’ at the 2022 Scottish Jazz Awards. Brought together by their shared love of New Orleans music, they are on a journey of exploration back to the roots of the music that they play. Their aims are to capture the raw energy and excitement of the early jazz recordings, to find and revive lesser-heard songs and cultivate their own interpretations of these, to captivate experienced jazzers, dancers, and uninitiated ears alike.
The band have become a regular fixture on the UK touring circuit and further afield, headlining their own shows and accompanying the likes of New Orleans singer Meschiya Lake and stride piano sensation Stephanie Trick.
While their show 'The Red Hot Roots of Jazz' has become a regular sell-out event at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2024 will see the band touring with their own themed shows. This includes food-themed show 'Jazz a la Carte', and a new production designed to introduce children to the joy of acoustic instruments and analogue sound production 'Tenement Jazz Band's Cabinet of Musical Wonder'.
The band members are Charles 'Chuck' Dearness (trumpet); Stephen Feast (clarinet, tenor sax), Paddy Darley (trombone), John Youngs (banjo, vocals) and Rory Clark (sousaphone).