KEN COLYER

Original New Orleans Jazz / Dixieland • United Kingdom
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Kenneth Colyer (18 April 1928 – 8 March 1988) was an English jazz trumpeter and cornetist, devoted to New Orleans jazz. His band was also known for skiffle interludes.

He was born in Great Yarmouth but grew up in Soho, London and served as a member of his church choir. When his elder brother Bill (1922—2009) went off to serve in World War II he left his jazz records behind, which influenced Ken Colyer. He joined the Merchant Navy at 17, travelled around the world and heard famous jazz musicians in New York and Montreal.

In the UK, Colyer played with various bands and joined, in 1949, the Crane River Jazz Band (CRJB) with Ben Marshall, Sonny Morris, Pat Hawes, John R. T. Davies, Julian Davies, Ron Bowden and Monty Sunshine. The band played at the Royal Festival Hall on 14 July 1951 in the presence of HRH Princess Elizabeth. Parts
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KEN COLYER New Orleans To London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Orleans To London
Original New Orleans Jazz 1953
KEN COLYER Club Session with Colyer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Club Session with Colyer
Original New Orleans Jazz 1957
KEN COLYER The Sunny Side of Ken Colyer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sunny Side of Ken Colyer
Original New Orleans Jazz 1972
KEN COLYER Once More for Auntie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once More for Auntie
Dixieland 1977
KEN COLYER The Classic Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic Years
Original New Orleans Jazz 2007

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KEN COLYER Very Very Live at the 100 Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Very Very Live at the 100 Club
Original New Orleans Jazz 1972
KEN COLYER In Concert: 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert: 1959
Dixieland 1999
KEN COLYER The Classic Years Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic Years Volume 2
Original New Orleans Jazz 2007
KEN COLYER The Classic Years Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic Years Volume 3
Original New Orleans Jazz 2007

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