What the Critics say:

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"

Some Recent Photos

John Petters Swing Band at the Dakotair D Day Dance @ North Weald Airfield, June 2014



At The Barrelhouse Stomp in Battles Bridge 2013

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:


Here is another exciting vido from August 2013 at the Barrelhouse Stomp in Essex. The band swings on the old classic, Dinah


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:

Karl Hird

Julian Marc Stringle

J J Vinten

Keith Donald

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

Format:MP3 Download

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!

John Petters Productions
New House Farm
Hospital Drove
Long Sutton
PE12 9EN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1406 365731

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