The Lakes Jazzmen
Band Leader Unwin Nunns passed away suddenly on 2nd November 2013
01/04/15 - The band still exists but has no
Nunns (RIP) – Double Bass
the band leader was born, educated and brought up in Windermere.
First started playing bass at school and then in to RAF with the Regional
Band in 1948 at Bedford, treading on the same ground as the great Glenn Miller
who was there only four years earlier and Glenn sat in with some of the greatest
the RAF and joined the Basil Halliday Dance Band in Nottingham, alongside
neighbouring bands Ken Mackintosh at the Astoria Ballroom and Don Smith at the
Unwin continued to have the drive and sound from his big band days and loved the sound of music.
Frank Slater - Trombone
A well known musician in Jazz, Swing, TV and recording studios. Twelve years as Music Centre's Co-ordinator. He joined the great Syd Lawrence Orchestra in 1991 until 1999. Since then he has been backing American artists and the BBC Big Band and Glenn Miller (UK) Orchestra.
Harry Roberts - Trumpet
Many years, M/c
Rainy City Jazzband, Bolton's Tuxedo Jazzmen, Chicago Teddybears Jazzband
[Original] leader Roy Rogers c 1970s.Recent years, Yarl River[dep] freelance,
and Burneside Brass[10yrs] Harold, but regularly know by many jazzers as
Lawrence Marshall - Banjo
Bruce Carnaffin - Reeds
Bruce is an invaluable player in my band and just the kind of clarinet player who gives that lift and excitement to jazz which also shows on his tenor and alto sax playing and his vocals give out a sophisticated 1930s sound which is great in our kind of music.
Peter Eddowes - Drums
Peter is a very accomplished drummer and is quite at home with most types of music from concert to swing and jazz and certainly a great assett to my band and a true professional, who is much sought - after by many bands .
Bruce Carnaffin- 01539 720172