Simply Jazz: 19th July 2016

Written by on 19th July 2016

Join Tom Stevens every Tuesday from 12pm until 1pm for Siren Simply Jazz only on Siren FM and online.

Relax with your lunchtime jazz as Tom plays the very best of past and present jazz and swing with the melodies from the golden age of the Big Bands.

With special guests, new releases and features on the show. If you miss the show you can always catch the repeat programme on Friday evening at 10pm-11pm or listen online or through Mixcloud. Just search for siren simply jazz or the show page on Facebook put in siren simply jazz show.

This week Tom featured  music by Andy Williams, Chris Dean, Royal Air Force swing wing, Matt Ford and his swinging big band, and the Empress Dance orchestra.

Tom also replayed his interview from the 14th of June with his very special guest and dad: Gary Stevens. In August 2015 Gary left the Royal Air Force after serving over 38 years in The Royal Air Force Music Services. Coming from Brackley in Northamptonshire Gary started his music career as a trombonist at the age of twelve.

Gary has performed as a Royal Air Force principal trombonist and soloist in many countries throughout the world backing  well-known artists and playing on many high profile ceremonial events including Royal and State Occasions, Queens Golden / Diamond Jubilees, Queen mother 90th/ 100th Birthday celebrations and funeral, Presidential visits, Guard Mounts at Buckingham Palace /Windsor Castle.  

Leading RAF Swing Wing gave him great pride in the musicians he led and allowed him to introduce fine artists to work with the band. On retirement Gary is now proud to present The Gary Stevens House Band featuring eight outstanding jazz and big band players from across the country who will be backing some of the finest artists in the UK today. 


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