The John Bennett Band is a 15 piece jazz ensemble. The music is structured whilst also allowing for interplay between the musicians.
John describes the band as not a "big band" as such, but rather a large jazz ensemble partly inspired by early New Orleans jazz – King Oliver,Armstrong, and later Gil Evans, Miles Davis , Mingus, and Monk, to name but a few.
The line up –
Trumpets: Peter Rolinson, Claud Deppa, Steve Pretty.
Saxs: Dave Blackmore, Louise Elliot, Rachel Bartlett, Tamar Osborn,
Trombones: Dave Lidell, Alan Tomlinson, John Bennett,
Tuba: Jeff Miller
Guitar: John Blackwell
Keys: Catherine Craig
Bass: Gareth Morgan
Drums: Harry Bennett