Richard Exall - Clarinet
Colin Bray - Piano
Keith Donald - Bass
John Petters - Drums
The sound of the Swing era of the mid ‘30s stomps into Helmsley with the John Petters Quartet tonight. ‘Swing’, with its carefree upbeat melodies,is a form of popular music developed in the US, which dominated and became the most popular music in the world during this period.
Based on the early New Orleans jazz, the ‘King of Swing’ clarinettist BennyGoodman and drummer Gene Krupa, combined a prodigious techniquewith an amazing feel of the music for this era and became icons of 20th century jazz.