DixieMixJazz Band, led by the youthful cornetist Simon Nelson was formed in 2006 and has established itself as one of the UK’s most engaging and hardworking jazz ensembles.
The band brings together the best jazz musicians in East Anglia. Our talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm for traditional jazz combines with ease to provide outstanding entertainment for all occasions. With the emphasis always on first class music mixed with great humour, this band never fails to provide a top-quality performance.
The professional six-piece band excel with slick arrangements of many jazz favourites, all with the DixieMix twist. Our fresh and enthusiastic approach has helped the band gain national recognition, leading to a tour with Rod Stewart, TV appearances and multiple festival and theatre gigs.
Simon Nelson (cornet, trumpet, flugel horn and vocals), Chris Wigley (trombone and vocals) Peter Oxborough (clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax), Kevin West (banjo, guitar and ukulele), Jim Swinerton (bass), Tony Wilkins (drums).