DR JAZZ & THE CHESHIRE CATS
Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats big band was formed in 2002 by musical director Catherine Tackley, Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool. Although the band is based and rehearses in Lymm, Cheshire, players come from across the North West region including Preston, Manchester, Macclesfield, Crewe, North Wales and Liverpool. Featuring two fantastic vocalists, the band has a wide repertoire, with a particular reputation for stylish performances of classic swing. As a result, the band is in high demand to play for vintage dancing. Concerts, weddings, parties, balls and functions all feature in a typical year in Dr Jazz’s calendar.
In 2022 the band celebrated its twentieth year with a concert in the new Tung Auditorium in Liverpool. Highlights from the past two decades include performances at venues as diverse as the Royal Northern College of Music, Tatton Park, the Troxy in London and Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool as well as tours to Ireland, Cornwall and London.