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Bev Pegg & His Good Time Jazz Gang
From 2020 onwards Bev made a decision to bring to an end his activities with his Good Time Jazz Gang.
Bev's "Good Time Jazz Gang" played at jazz clubs, festivals, corporate functions, exhibitions, birthday parties, weddings and many village hall events. The regular band up to the time of Bev's decision to retire from band gigs comprised of Tony Pipkin - trumpet, Zoltan Sagi - clarinet / saxophone, Martin Veasey - trombone, Roger Heeley - piano, Jim Sutton - double bass, and Ken Wright - drums. However, Bev had a "squad" of top musicians such as who augmented or depped with the band regularly over the years. All of these great musicians knew Bev's jazz repertoire inside out, therefore whoever was on the gig, the overall sound was always precise and in Bev's own style. The band was usually a seven-piece, but to suit various budgets, increased to an eight piece, or reduced to a four piece, yet still retaining that special 1920's/1930's classic jazz feel.
Bev Pegg and his Good Time Jazz Gang gathered together for the first time as a unit on Saturday May 3rd 1997, when they recorded the album "Take Your Fingers Off It" on P.E.K. Sound, a specialist jazz label with high reputation in the UK jazz field.
Bev's initial album was so well received by the jazz press and enthusiasts alike, that live gigs just had to follow. The band definitely gave the crowd a "good time" with it's well known musical repertoire, interspersed with lots of laughs.
The band fronted by Bev on vocal, guitar and banjo, built up its reputation as being one of the swingin'est, hottest jazz outfits in the land.
Here's a You Tube link for:
Additional documentary videos:
On Friday 4th October 2019, Bev was
interviewed by John Hellings for his BBC Radio Hereford
and Worcester show "Jazz with John Hellings". The
interview was divided into four parts for broadcasting on
consecutive weeks during December 2019, with a section
included in part of the first hour and one for part of the
second hour. This covers Bev's years on the local jazz
Also, during September 2019, following Bev's
decision to bring his band gigs to an end, he was
interviewed by "Creative Black Country" for their project
"Finding Our Funny Roots". A video has since been produced
for this interview in which Bev talks about his times in
both music and comedy.
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