Ted des Plantes - The Mississippi Rag (USA)
" England's finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."
Peter Hepple - The Stage
"John Petters is a solid and showy drummer..... and a humourous, fluent compere of the proceedings, as well as a useful singer"
Kevin Henriques - The Financial Times
"Petters is an unashamed disciple of the Jazz of Benny Goodman & Gene Krupa ......he sets the mood for this neat swinging group."
Art Hodes - Legendary Jazz & Blues Pianist
" Carrying the torch we lit"
Formed in 1983, the John Petters Swing Band is without doubt the hottest ensemble of its type, specialising in the exciting sounds of Benny Goodm
an & Gene Krupa.
The current line-up is a hot five piece unit, led by John Petters on drums and featuring Julian Marc Stringle, clarinet and saxes, Australian reedman, Karl Hird, former George Melly pianist, J J Vinten and Keith Donald, bass.
The Swing band can be augmented to an stompin' 8 piece band or for smaller venues a swinging trio or quartet.
See this video of the band playing Sing Sing Sing in 2013 at the Goodnight Sweethearts Dance Camp click image below:
Then there is the John Petters arrangement of the old Andrews Sisters hit, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, with the extended Gene Krupa styled drum solo:
To book the band call John on 01406 365 731
John is also available as a guest drummer for your festival.
Download the CD, Sing Sing Sing by John Petters Swing Band from:
or CD Baby
or visit od CD & DVD shop for physical copies of the CD - click here
Here's a review from a happy customer on Amazon, " 5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
26 Feb 2013 By El-Tel
This album is a gem - John Petters has a knack for assembling first-class musicians and getting the best out of them, and this is a fine example. The ensemble gels seamlessly but I have to single out James Evans as the virtuoso he undoubtedly is. Watch him - and the Petters - you'll surely be seeing and hearing more of both in the future.
Worth it for the title track alone but a special mention for Track 7 - "Vision On" - you never heard it like this before!
Book John Petters Swing Band for your next Dance event. - Call 01406 365 731 International callers +44 1406 365 731 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org