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George Evans

GEORGE EVANS d1993. English bandleader. He left the Welsh Guards in 1946 and formed a new band with ten saxes and five trumpets. After a residency at the Hammersmith Palais. he was admitted to a sanatorium with tuberculosis and his brother Les took the band on tour until February 1947. After lengthy hospital treatment and recuperation, he returned to singing with Geraldo, wrote arrangements for various bands and formed a student orchestra. In 1949 he formed a new band, with four trumpets, four trombones, six saxes and four rhythm. They toured widely until 1951, when he secured a residency at the Oxford Galleries Newcastle. He remained in charge of the orchestra there until 1957, during which time the size of the band expanded. He retired from leading his band in 1957.


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Four original vintage 1946 autograph book pages, clearly signed in ink by George Evans (adding Remember Me ? June 1946) / Jack Parnell AND The Ten Saxes (Frank Rogers / Roy Ringrose / Charlie Payne / Freddy Syer / Charles Chapman / Dennis Hughes / Erik Maxwell / Don Rendel / Kenny Kaye / Syd Dowell) AND The Five Trumpets (Frank Pritchard / Graham Smith / Ted Hunt / Bill Jackson / Ricky Derges) and Four Rhythm (Eric Jupp / Doug Cooper / D Raine / Malcolm Mitchell).

A lovely item for a 1940s Jazz collector.

NB ; The Saxes are on the reverse of The Trumpets page.


AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.


9x7cm Sized Autograph Book Pages.


Good. View Image.


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