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 customer.
The 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.