Some of the things we've got up to over the years.

This page is VERY out of date.

The band appears regularly in various incarnations. Here are a few highlights over the years...


2010

Denbone Walkers @ Ashburton Blues Festival

Sun 30 May 2010. 5pm – 11.45pm
The greatest little blues festival in the world, in this tiny Devon 'stannary' town. We're on a bill with Mike Sanchez, among others.

Sacred Concert in London

Weds 16 June, 8pm, St Giles in the Fields

With Tina May, Steve Waterman featuring tap dancer Junior Laniyan, and opera star Roderick Williams plus the Vox Cordis choir under the baton of Jamie Burton. This should be an extraordinary night. More info...

Sacred Concert in Bristol

A return visit to Westbury on Trym church with the glorious voices of the Exultate Singers.

Denbone Walkers at the Edinburgh Fringe

Tue 10 - Mon 16 August, 11.30pm

We're on at the Pleasance's spectacular new Fringe Venue "Ghillie Dhu", in the heart of the city, dripping with chandeliers, red velvet, intimate booths, and everything you could wish for in a late night Edinburgh Jazz Den. Booking details coming soon.


2009

BBC1Songs of Praise
On 12 March, 2009, The Andy Williamson Buzztet went to Bristol to record a jazz version of Songs of Praise, for BBC1. The band featured Zoe Rahman on piano, Charlie Stratford on drums, Dan Farrant on bass and Ben Cummings on trumpet and flugelhorn. Ned Bennett managed to create a wonderfully fresh arrangement of one of the oldest tunes in the book, 'O When the Saints". Andy chose a tune he'd first heard Eric Bibb perform in the tiny Ain't Nothin' But...
Andy Williamson and Ben Cummings Zoe Rahman Charlier Stratford upon the Drums
THe programme was broadcast on Sunday 3 May.


2008

Bewdley Festival with Scott Stroman

Scott Stroman's Jazz Mass
The Andy Williamson Buzztet returned to bewdley to perform Scott Stroman's Jazz Mass on Sunday morning with the choir of St Anne's Church as part of their festival service. As Scott was busy at another concert, Andy spent the previous day with pianist Robin Holloway in Bewdley rehearsing the choir. Scott arrived on Sunday morning to direct the choir and the band.


2007

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, Bristol 24 Feb 2007

The Big Buzzard band joined with the Exultate Singers of Bristol to perform this wonderful music by Duke Ellington, with it's theme of 'Freedom' to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery.
Jacqui DankworthZoe Rahman
The concert featured the exquisite talents of Jacqui Dankworth (left) on vocals, and Zoe Rahman (right) on piano.

2006

"I'm a Believer" - Trafalgar Square

I'm a Believer
On 3 & 4 March 2006, the Big Buzzard Horns performed in Trafalgar Square as part of a piece of performance art by Reza Aramesh. He based it on the Changing of the Guard ceremony, with the soldiers replaced by a group of 2nd generation immigrants to the UK.

2005

The Andy Williamson Buzztet and Jonathan Cairney appeared for two nights at London's Pizza on The Park.

2004

Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert, Radio 4

Thursday 20th May 2004 - Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert live on BBC Radio 4 The Big Buzzard Boogie Band expanded to 18 musicians, and were joined by the Exultate Singers and members of the BBC Daily Service singers for the broadcast, live from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

The Buzzards at the Famous Spiegeltent

The Big Buzzard Boogie Band returned to one o the most amazing venues in the world, the 'Famous Spiegeltent' for performances at the Brighton Festival during May, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe during August. Here's a snatch of one of the performances:

2002

Prom at the Palace

On Saturday 1 June 2002, the Big Buzzard Boogie Band were among the performers at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations.