Big Bear Music

Big Bear Music
As well as managing touring bands, Big Bear can also help with providing bands for pubs, restaurants, weddings and other private functions. For booking information and availabilities please contact Tim Jennings at Big Bear Music, PO Box 944, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8UT, England
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Alan Barnes All Stars

The jazz festivals of Marbella in Spain and Birmingham in England enjoy a hermadad, a brotherhood. As part of the celebration, UK’s leading jazz composer and arranger Alan Barnes was commissioned to write the Marbella Jazz Suite. Alan Barnes, outrageously talented saxophonist, was given carte blanche to recruit the finest musicians in jazz, a variable […]

Lady Sings The Blues

Format: CD/Cassette/LP Catalogue Number: BEAR CD33/MC33/LP33 UK Price: CD £9.99/Cassette & LP £5.99 + p&p A celebration of the music of Billie Holiday performed by the UK’s finest jazz and swing musicians – all British Jazz Award Winners and nominees. The programme recreates Billie’s recordings – some of the finest music ever. “What is happening […]

Smack Dab In The Middle

Format: CD Catalogue Number: BEAR 42 UK Price: £11.99 + p&p “To those who say that swing is a musical form best left to Americans, I suggest you listen to this CD and prepare to be proven wrong. This British combo is bulletproof.” ATOMIC, New York LINE UP: KING PLEASURE (vocals/tenor sax) BIG MALLY BAXTER […]

Hey Puerto Rico!

Format: CD Catalogue Number: BEAR 46 UK Price: £11.99 + p&p “To create the kind of easy swing you hear on The Wrong Door, the precision and attack of Big Girl, the blend in Bring It On Baby takes talent, focus and a lot of working together. And when you experience it live you discover […]

I Wish I Was In New Orleans

With a background as broad as that, a band can range happily through vast tracts of musical landscape. For instance, we find Dream A Little Dream Of Me, a winsome little pop song from 1931, by Gus Kahn, Fabian André and Wilbur Schwandt, side by side with Hit That Jive Jack, an early hit for […]



Profoundly talented young band from Preston whose debut CD I Wish I Was In New Orleans catapulted them on to the national stage. A captivating mix of New Orleans boogie, blues, barrelhouse and gospel with the soulful voice of Debbie Jones and the piano wizardry of Justin Randall. Tipitina’s second album Taking Care Of Business was […]

Chick Willis

Chick Willis

A veritable legend of the blues, Chick Willis, ‘The Stoop Down Man’, was born in Cabiness, Georgia, and still lives in the State. Early influences included Little Milton, T-Bone Walker and Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, but his career really took off when he worked with his cousin Chuck Willis until the latter’s death in 1958. Since […]

Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys

Ricky Cool & The In Crowd

Coming into the UK music business from America via Old Hill, Ricky first hit the headlines with The Icebergs, only to re-form as The Realtos where he came to the attention of ex-Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant who recruited him into his Honeydrippers. Ricky’s next project was The Big Town Playboys which began his long-term […]

Michael Sutton Quartet

Michael Sutton Quartet

Michael Sutton is a young jazz singer of rare ability who studied at RADA, became infatuated with the songs of Johnny Mercer and is now a leading light on the Yorkshire jazz scene. Alongside his piano-playing cohort Mike Cunliffe, both graduates from Leeds College of Music, Michael reaches back into a pre-Bublé era of great […]

Bob Kerr And His Whoopee Band

Bob Kerr and his Whoopee Band

Bob Kerr, founder member of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band [“I’m The Urban Spaceman”], leader of New Vaudeville Band [“Winchester Cathedral”] now fronts the Greatest Comedy Band in Jazz! Impossibly silly, ludicrously-talented and wonderfully entertaining. “This is Bob’s greatest achievement, an extraordinary and gloriously idiosyncratic phenomenon. A five piece group who keep alive the […]