Jazz In Bath

Jazz Times Two, Jazz Times Three and The Mel Henry Quintet


Mel Henry - Trombone

Mel moved to Bath from London in 1999. He had been active on the London jazz scene for many years. He led his own very successful quintet in Islington, which backed jazz greats such as George Melly, Tony Coe, Joe Harriott and Bruce Turner.Since his arrival in Bath, he played for two years with the jazz-funk band Metropolis and formed a new Quintet that can regularly be seen playing locally. His favourite trombonists include Bob Brookmeyer and Frank Rosolino and this has greatly influenced his style.

Terry Veal - Guitar

Terry is well known on the South-West jazz scene and has played in a considerable variety of bands. As well as currently playing with 'Jazz Times Two', Terry can be seen with the Gypsy jazz outfit, 'French Connection'. He is a great admirer of the acoustic guitarist Jim Hall and this is reflected in his playing with the duo.

Bill Lynn - Double Bass

After a varied career as a busy professional musician, Bill studied for a music degree in Bath and became a respected educator and music teacher with individual students and at Monkton Coombe School. He plays regularly with groups in Bristol and Birmingham.

Jeff Rodman - Saxophone

Formerly Head of English at Bath Spa University, Jeff became a full time professional musician 10 years ago and teaches at the The Blowout Sax School in Bath. Jeff loves the great tenor sax players of the swing and post-bop periods - Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Dextor Gordon and particularly Sonny Rollins.

Trevor Davies - Drums

Trevor has long been a mainstay of the thriving Bristol jazz scene

Greg White - Drums

Greg has recently been the drummer in the Andy Christie quartet