Panama Jazz Band

The Panama Jazz Band, was founded eight years ago and today comprises of Ray McKendry –drums, Tommy Locke – Guitar, Ivan Black – Tenor, clarinet, soprano sax, valve trombone, piano and arranger, Billy Richardson – Trombone, cornet and vocals and Harry “Trixie” Hamilton – Bass and vocals The playlist is extensive and varied ranging from Louis Armstrong to Frank Sinatra and from Count Basie to Woody Herman. All the members are highly experienced and competent musicians with several coming up through the showband era. Ivan Black deserves special mention as a highly skilled and original musician, teacher and arranger. Trixie Hamilton was a member of the legendary Dave Glover Showband and later as a founder member of The Witnesses Showband with whom he toured the world for several years meeting many world-famous performers including Elvis Presley, Tony Bennet and Buddy Rich.

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