contact John Reade    

John invites you to correspond by e-mail to share your own interests in jazz and ragtime.

The CD of John playing his original rag compositions plus works by Scott Joplin costs £5, including packing and postage. First send an e-mail to stating your interest, and John will reply with the postal address for your cheque or money order. Unfortunately John cannot accept credit cards.

John can be booked to play live for gigs, either as a soloist or with the Harlem Hot Stompers jazz band, pictured below. As soloist John is often asked to play at weddings, usually while the guests enjoy their meal. The Harlem Hot Stompers comprises John on piano (provided by the venue), plus clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, double bass and drums. It has a repertoire of over 100 traditional jazz numbers. Favourites include

  • Old Rocking Chair
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Bogalousa Strut
  • Didn't He Ramble

The band is generally willing to travel to venues anywhere within the UK. Prices are available on request.

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