Re-formed in 1992 by public demand, Roger
Marks' Armada Jazz Band have long been established at the
forefront of Britain's traditional Jazz scene. Enjoying great
popularity around the jazz festivals, they have also
benefited from good CD airplay from the BBC in particular,
and the magazine critics have generously acknowledged the
band's performance standards with some stunning rave reviews
in the jazz press.
The leader's philosophy is to use the
musicians' fulsome talents to make a unique style of
traditional Jazz, free from constraint or taboo, and to
perform it with great skill, verve and enthusiasm.
As befits the busy schedule of a successful
working band, the datesheet includes all kinds of bookings,
from wedding reception to garden party, from dinner dance to
corporate promotion and from summer ball to riverboat
shuffle, where initial contact is, more often than not, the
result of the personal recommendation of a satisfied
recorded history of Roger Marks and the Armada Jazz Band is
featured as No.62 in the Eurojazz Discos series of
discographies compiled by Gerard Bielderman, Leie 18, 8032
ZG Zwolle, Netherlands.