Vintage Rhythms is a group made up of local enthusiasts. Its members come from a variety of musical backgrounds – rock, blues, folk – but are united in their love of the instrumental jazz of the last hundred years. Expect interpretations of evergreen songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz classics made famous by Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, blues tunes and even some more recent popular songs given a jazz twist.
VR comprises Peter Bacon (tenor saxophone), Malcolm Smart (guitar), Pete Johnson (keyboard), Bill Maynard (bass) and John Shaw (drums).
Most of the members of the band met thanks to Nick Dewhurst and the Lichfield Arts community big band, Blast Off.
The band members would like to dedicate this performance to the memory of Richard Sewell, a great friend, and founder member of the band.