About George Webb
(8 October 1917 – 10 March 2010) was a British pianist considered by many as the father of the traditional jazz movement in Britain.
He grew up with a love of early jazz recordings, principally those made by the New Orleans musicians; and in his playing he tried to re-create the style of such bands as King Oliver's.
With his band, George Webb's Dixielanders, he played regularly and famously at The Red Barn public house at Barnehurst, Kent, from the early 1940s.
Among the musicians who played in the band at various times were the great British jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton, Wally Fawkes the clarinettist and Eddie Harvey the trombonist.
In later life, as well as continuing to play, George was also a promoter of jazz festivals.
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