Peter John Brown

Upright and electric basss

In the Merseybeat era he played in the Liverpool band The Radiation at iconic nightclubs such as the Blue Angel and Beachcomber.  He joined the 1970s band Unity, styled after Blood Sweet & Tears, and played venues across the wider Northwest. He turned to jazz 10 years ago spending time at the Wirral Music Factory and discovering Charles Mingus’s pivotal album Ah Um. His favourite genre is bossa nova.

Phil CT Jenkins


Phil has played in many different types of bands around the Stockport area since he was 14 years old, ranging from trad jazz to blues and blues/rock bands, and an Earth, Wind, and Fire tribute band. He was a keyboard player in a band playing the beautiful and complex songs by Donald Fagen/Walter Becker of Steely Dan. 

Ian Wray

Sax and flute

Ian started out as a blues harp player, graduating to flute, then sax.  He’s played jazz rock and avant-garde jazz in London, blues in Manchester and was in the Liverpool post punk scene in the legendary Christmas for Snakes: there were memorable gigs in Erics and The Band on the Wall. His musical interests and influences include John Coltrane, Sonny Boy Williamson and the Beatles.

With special guests

Keith Phillips


Joan Fearon


and Featuring guest musicians

Will Lodder

John Goulden

Ian Howie