Alex Welsh

In January 1963, the British music magazine NME reported that the biggest trad jazz event to be staged in Britain had taken place at Alexandra Palace. The event included George Melly, Diz Disley, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Ken Colyer, Monty Sunshine, Bob Wallis, Bruce Turner, Mick Mulligan and Welsh.

Welsh toured internationally and played at the 1967 Antibes jazz festival, the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival and 1978 Nice Jazz Festival. He was often considered as not just a trumpeter but also a good entertainer often adding a little humour and rapport with his big band sound.

4 comments for “Alex Welsh

  1. dearieme
    April 15, 2018 at 18:40

    You bugger. Those are most of the tracks I’d expected to use on my Great Autumn Comeback. I’m in the huff now.

    • April 15, 2018 at 18:42

      Aha, gotcha! But use them anyway in the autumn comeback, there’s no law says we can’t enjoy them over and over.

  2. April 16, 2018 at 19:01

    It’s the 1978 Nice Jazz Festival for me. Imagine sitting in the audience with a glass of something cool.

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