Here is a selection of the videos we have published on YouTube. It includes the pool of excellent musicians that have played with the band since it started in 2011. You will find more if you do a search for the Jabbo Five.
Little Willie Blues is a Jabbo Smith original and was one of the first recordings we made in 2011. It features the original lineup with Mike Denham piano, Des Bacon reeds, Pete Miller banjo, John Beecham tuba and Dave Martin cornet.
Ace of Rhythms is anotherJabbo Smith original and takes its title from the name of his band The Rhythm Aces. It was also filmed in 2011 but featured our other pianist Dave Soby.
Absolutely is the title of our second CD. Here you can see it performed at the Upton Jazz Festival in 2012. Tom Whittingham is depping for John Beecham on sousaphone.
Wild man Blues was recorded in 2014 and features some new faces. On piano is Phil Blandford, Mike Lancaster plays sousaphone and Hugh Roberts joins us on reeds
Since my best gal turned me down, recorded at the 51 Club of Cornwall, dates from 2014 and includes Nick White on reeds.
Moanful blues is a Jabbo Smith original filmed in 2017 at Paignton Conservative Club
Bouncin' around was composed by Peter Bocage in 1924.
Kis me Sweet dates from about 1923 and ws composed by Armand Piron.