Geoff Cole’s Red Hot Five Take The Peartree by Storm!

The Peartree Monday Jazz Club, Welwyn Garden City, was highly privileged to welcome Geoff Cole’s Red Hot Five on Monday, 19th March.

Band leader Geoff Cole originally hails from Exeter and is as exhilarating a trombonist now as he was when he played with the Ken Colyer Jazzman Group between 1961 and 1971 along with his reeds man, Tony Pyke. He later became band leader of Georgia Jazz and toured with Brian White’s Magna Jazz Band before forming The Red Hot Five.

The band’s repertoire included a delightful variety of less frequently played favourites. Geoff’s and Tony’s skills of improvisation matched those of New Orleans jazz greats such as Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller, and along with Colin Bray on piano, Johhny Baker on drums and Andy Lawrence on bass, they received repeated enthusiastic applause from the Peartree fans.

By popular demand doubtless Geoff Cole’s Red Hot Five will be welcomed back at The Peartree.

For information about The Peartree Monday Jazz Club please contact promoter Brian Smith:
Tel: 01707 880569       Email: [email protected]

Peartree Monday Jazz Club Monthly Programme: April, May, June, 2012


Geoff Cole's Red Hot Five

Geoff Cole - "Foremost Traditional Jazz Trombonist"

Tony Pyke: Brilliant Traditional Improvisor












Colin Bray on Piano

Piano, Trombone and Drums










(Photos © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Johnny Baker on Drums

Andy Lawrence on Bass








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  1. John lee says:

    I have looked in vain for your gig list, I get some from the “guide” but I would like it all so that I can find something that fits with my diary.

  2. Peter Butler says:

    John – Sorry I have nothing more on Geoff’s Hot Five gigs other than this:

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