ABOUT THE BAND
DixieMix Jazz Band, led by the youthful (and remarkably handsome) cornetist Simon Nelson has rapidly established itself as one of East Anglia’s most engaging and hard working jazz ensembles.
The band brings together many of the best jazz musicians in the East. Our talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional jazz combines with ease to provide outstanding entertainment for all occasions. With the emphasis always on first class music mixed with great humour, this band never fails to provide a top quality performance.
Not only are the members of DixieMix fine musicians but a surprising number of us are known to jump at the chance to show off our vocal talents. With four accomplished vocalists
(and the odd hanger on!), our audiences always enjoy a song or three – even harmonies have been heard, providing a twist to some classic songs.
As well as playing for established jazz audiences, we are equally at home letting rip with an entertaining show creating a feel-good factor designed to please everyone. Which makes DixieMix the ideal choice for corporate events, weddings, garden parties, festivals, launches, dances and celebrations of every kind.
DixieMix Jazz Band are pleased to be sponsored by Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales
Simon Nelson – cornet, vocals, humour and beer (Nelson’s Revenge)
Chris Wigley – trombone, vocals and knowledge
Peter Oxborough – clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax and seniority
Kevin West – banjo, guitar, ukulele and big hair
John Benson – bass, vocals and hilarity
Tony Wilkins – drums, vocals (Harry Connick soundalike) and CD sales
You can make contact via this web site, or by phone:
Simon: 07515674682 or Chris: 07810 395530
Or by post: Simon Nelson
Woodforde Lodge, Union Drift, Dereham NR20 3AZ