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Studio 20, Ken Colyer Band

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Studio 20, Ken Colyer Band
Description:
1955. Interior view of the Studio 20 jazz club on New Briggate which hosted some of the biggest names in jazz during the 1950s and 1960s. Performing here are the Ken Colyer band with Ken Colyer himself on the trumpet in the centre. The club was owned by Bob Barclay, seen behind the window in the background, who played the tuba for the Yorkshire Jazz Band. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.

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ALF DWYER

Comment:
ED O'DONNELL OF LEEDS IS ON TROMBONE, JIM BRAY ON BASS AND COULD BE MONTY SUNSHINE ON CLARINET

Date:
16-May-2013

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Name:
June (Murphy) Bastable

Comment:
No, Alf Dwyer - it's Ian Wheeler on clarinet. He married my best friend Maria. I married John Bastable (banjo). I see Colin Bowden on drums with Pete Ridge to his left, maybe waiting to have a sit-in! I was there that night after a Colyer concert at the Town Hall. I hadn't met John at that time. It is of course Ed O'Donnell on trombone.

Date:
27-Dec-2013

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junembastable@tiscali.co.uk

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Name:
June (Murphy) Bastable

Comment:
Forgot to say, you can just make out the trendy black-and-white mural on the left, behind Ian Wheeler.

Date:
27-Dec-2013

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David Cockerham

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That's Ed O'Donnell on trombone. He went on to become by far the biggest and best name in the Leeds jazz scene, ever loyal to Leeds, to New Orleans and to Tetley's Mild. I had the honour of briefly playing clarinet for him in 1962 when his regular clarinettist - the brilliant Martin Fox, had a serious motor bike accident. Ed played right up to his death in February 2014 - the end of a great Leeds era.

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22-Feb-2014

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