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The Klezmer Swingers Performance and Function Band

The KS Function band are available for Corporate Events, and Bar mitzvahs, birthdays, weddings and all other private occasions.

Wallace Fields (Piano)

Wallace began his piano career at the age of 14 as an accompanist. By 18 he had joined the London University jazz band, written music for a film and made guest appearances at the Cy Laurie Jazz Club, Soho, London. He has founded the RAM Theatre Company, which toured Israel with his musical Kinneret, and also founded the Jewish Music Group and the Redbridge Festival of Jewish Music and Drama in 1983.

Paul Eshelby (Trumpet/Flugal)

Paul has been a featured soloist with the BBC Big Band for seventeen years and regularly works as a session musician for film and television, including the soundtrack for Basic Instinct. Paul has played for a variety of big band leaders and composers including Billy May, Johnny Dankworth, Geoff Love and Henry Mancini as well as artists such as Rod Stewart, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald and Harry Connick Jnr. Paul was appointed Musical Director of the Wally Fields Jazz Orchestra in January 2002.

Ron Findon (Clarinet / Sax)

Ron could be called a 'versatile' musician. Ron has played with Joe Loss at Buckingham Palace for the Queen on countless occasions, travelled the world with his own band on P&O cruise ships, spent two happy years as clarinettist with Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight. In addition, he is a LRAM and recently recorded Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. Ron is also an accomplished performer on flute and bassoon.

Jenny Howe (Vocalist)

Jenny hails from Ireland, and has enjoyed a varied career mostly working with live bands and orchestras. Joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra as vocalist in 1994 and is featured on several live albums recorded at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London. Also has a very busy schedule doing voice overs for commercials along with other film and television work.

Brian Chippendale (Drums)

Brian (or 'Chip') played for many years for the Joe Loss Orchestra under the direction of Ron Findon, and later for the Johnny Howard Band. Equally adept at small combo jazz he has played for many of the top groups at clubs and festivals and has also performs regularly in the West End including such shows as Evita, Blood Brothers, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, and Hot Mikado.

Murray Salmon (Bass)

Murray first was taught clarinet and piano at school, but after leaving and performing with amateur bands, taught himself double bass. Having backed some of the top acts of the seventies (Matt Monroe, Tom Jones, Buddy Greco et al.) Murray began playing on the SS Canberra, performing all over the world.

Phil Phillips (Piano / Vocalist)

Phil has led top class bands for many years on the famed Mayfair nightclub circuit and as pianist, has accompanied many famous cabaret artists including Leo Sayer, Marti Caine. Whilst considered by the jazz fraternity to be the very best function band piano/vocalist in the UK, he is also a noted composer and lyricist counting amongst his many creations the brilliant theme for the Jimmy Young Show.

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