Clarinet, Flute and Saxophones
From the ranks of The Big Chris Barber Band, Amy has been a popular attraction at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK, and has twice won the Rising Star category in the British Jazz Awards.
Clarinet, Saxophones and Vocals
A 10 year veteran of The Big Chris Barber Band, Richard is the main arranger for the Magnificent 7 and has experience working in most genres of the jazz world, from vintage jazz, modern jazz and big bands through to Afro-Cuban and rock bands.
Ian is one of the most in-demand jazz trombonists in Europe. Ian has spent most of his career playing in the top jazz groups and big bands produced in the UK from the late 1970's to the present day. He has been a member of Acker Bilk band since the 1990s.
Trumpet and Vocals
Ben was Kenny Ball’s trumpet player of choice, having played and recorded at the highest level in almost every genre from New Orleans, vintage, swing and modern jazz, to funk, soul, pop and salsa.
Drums and Vocals
Nick has been a member of the Kenny Ball Band for many years, and has toured with the Pete Allen Jazz Band. He was later with Terry Lightfoot, then the First Class Sounds band featuring Digby Fairweather.
Bill is one of the bass players of choice for many visiting American artists, and was Helen Shapiro's bass player before joining the Kenny Ball Band.
Voted Jazz Pianist of the Year 2010 at the British Jazz Awards, Craig plays with a who’s who of British and international jazz talent including Digby Fairweather, Paul Jones and Scott Hamilton.