Auckland, New Zealand
Swing, mainstream, big band, retro dance band, cool lounge, piano or brass jazz. Jump blues, early rock and roll, r & b and western swing. Classical melodies and movie or tv themes. Fan of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, The Big 18, Quincy Jones, Gene Krupa, Russ Garcia, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Michel Legrand, Woody Herman, Oliver Nelson, Glenn Miller and all the great swing bands. Johnny Hodges, Ahmad Jamal, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Phil Woods, Charlie Shavers, Paul Desmond, Billy Butterfield, Gene Ammons, , Nat King Cole, Benny Carter, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Bob Crosby and The Bobcats, Louis Prima Keely Smith Sam Butera and The Witnesses, Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Mat Monro, Frank Sinatra, Brook Benton, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Hartman, Dinah Washington, Roger Miller, Marty Robbins, Tom T Hall, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Shadows and the great musos.