Jazz Painting of Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band

Jazz Painting of Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band Commissioned by Dave Rance

Dave Rance describes his Bedfordshire based Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band as
“a little different from the usual jazz bands, often amusing but always entertaining!”

And that it most certainly is. Their performance of “Me and Jane in a Plane” is a sight to behold with “Captain” Brian Webb in pilot’s gear diving and zooming on trombone.

Dave himself, phosphorescently attired as the “Earl of Flitwick” in a multi coloured waistcoat that would put Joseph’s dream coat to shame, gives live wire performances on trumpet, cornet and flugel horn besides slipping in the odd vocal.

Then there’s Derek “Green Fingers” Scofield on sax and clarinet, Henry “Asbo” Harrison of erstwhile “Winchester Cathedral” Gold Disc fame on drums, “Reverend” Mike Brewerton on bass, Doug “Hari Kari” Parry on banjo and John “Prince of Darkness” Bartlett who plays a wild guitar.

When Dave commissioned the acrylic jazz portrait of the band I decided it simply had to be in the style if a caricature.

Jazz&Jazz Fine Art Print of Jazz Portrait of Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band

Let it Rip, Dave!

Clarinet, drums and bass,
Swinging in rhythmic pace,
Guitar, trombone and banjo,
Laid back in tuneful flow,
With cornet as star of the show,
Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band
Never sounded more grand.

I write a poem to accompany each fine art print of my jazz portraits and couldn’t resist the words of  ‘Let it Rip, Dave!’.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: [email protected] to place your order and help support jazz.

See also Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Band under Jazz Bands.

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