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Bev Pegg & His Good Time Jazz Gang


From 2020 onwards Bev made a decision to just concentrate on solo gigs and bring to an end his activities with his Good Time Jazz Gang.

Bev's "Good Time Jazz Gang" played at jazz clubs, festivals, corporate functions, exhibitions, birthday parties, weddings and many village hall events. The regular band up to the time of Bev's decision to retire from band gigs comprised of Tony Pipkin - trumpet, Zoltan Sagi - clarinet / saxophone, Martin Veasey - trombone, Roger Heeley - piano, Jim Sutton - double bass, and Ken Wright - drums. However, Bev had a "squad" of top musicians who augmented or depped with the band regularly over the years. All of these great musicians knew Bev's jazz repertoire inside out, therefore whoever was on the gig, the overall sound was always precise and in Bev's own style. The band was usually a seven-piece, but to suit various budgets, increased to an eight piece, or reduced to a four piece, yet still retaining that special 1920's/1930's classic jazz feel.

Bev Pegg and his Good Time Jazz Gang gathered together for the first time as a unit on Saturday May 3rd 1997, when they recorded the album "Take Your Fingers Off It" on P.E.K. Sound, a specialist jazz label with high reputation in the UK jazz field.

Bev's initial album was so well received by the jazz press and enthusiasts alike, that live gigs just had to follow. The band definitely gave the crowd a "good time" with it's well known musical repertoire, interspersed with lots of laughs.

The band fronted by Bev on vocal, guitar and banjo, built up its reputation as being one of the swingin'est, hottest jazz outfits in the land.

Here's a You Tube link for:

Fun at the Upton Jazz Festival

Tiger Rag

It Had To Be You

That's My Weakness Now

Route 66

You Never Can Tell

Jazz Me Blues

Additional documentary videos:

On Friday 4th October 2019, Bev was interviewed by John Hellings for his BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester show "Jazz with John Hellings". The interview was divided into four parts for broadcasting on consecutive weeks during December 2019, with a section included in part of the first hour and one for part of the second hour. This covers Bev's years on the local jazz scene.
This total of four sections can now be seen in video form on YouTube under their respective titles as follows:
Bev Pegg - Jazz Recollections - Part One - Beginnings
Bev Pegg - Jazz Recollections - Part Two - The Sixties
Bev Pegg - Jazz Recollections - Part Three - The Recording Studio Years
Bev Pegg - Jazz Recollections - Part Four - The Good Time Jazz Gang Years
(Go into YouTube and type into the search box, any of the above titles)

Also, during September 2019, following Bev's decision to bring his band gigs to an end, he was interviewed by "Creative Black Country" for their project "Finding Our Funny Roots". A video has since been produced for this interview in which Bev talks about his times in both music and comedy.
This can be found by going into YouTube and typing into the search box "Bev Pegg - Finding Our Funny Roots Interview"

Contact Bev Pegg on...
Telephone: 01562 883493
Email: enquiries@bevpegg.co.uk
(Alternative Email: bevpegg@blueyonder.co.uk)
12, Woodchester, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 0NF