The Band

David Horniblow, clarinet

horniblowDavid Horniblow is one of London’s most in demand jazz clarinettists.  He has played at many top venues and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and beyond with some of Britain’s best loved jazz names.  He is one of very few people to have performed in the bands of all three of the legendary 3B’s of British Jazz: Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, and Acker Bilk.  He has also played and recorded with household names like Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum.  He can currently be seen on TV as a member of the house band of Colliano’s Club in the period drama Mr Selfridge.  Playing with the Dime Notes gives David the opportunity to play the music of some of his very favourite early clarinet players, including Johnny Dodds, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon.

Andrew Oliver, piano

15259247_369702390044606_1319508108276578912_oAfter growing up playing classical music in Portland, OR, Andrew discovered Jelly Roll Morton’s music while in his teens.  Subsequent exploration found him studying jazz in New Orleans and later leading a variety of projects back at home in Portland after Hurricane Katrina blew him back west.  In addition to leading the Bridgetown Sextet, one of Portland’s top swing ensembles, he was also heavily involved in the contemporary jazz scene, running the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble, the Kora Band, mixing jazz and west African music, and the Canadian-American collective group Tunnel Six.  Since moving to London in 2013, he has become an in-demand member of the music scene, performing with the Dime Notes, the Old Hat Jazz Band, the Vitality Jazz Band, the London Tango Orchestra, and others, as well as continuing to tour with Tunnel Six internationally.

Dave Kelbie, rhythm guitar

kelbie.jpgOver the last 20 years Dave Kelbie has been a prominent accompanist to many of the worlds leading Jazz soloists and Gypsy musicians.  A self taught guitarist, Kelbie’s first professional engagements were with the celebrated Gypsy guitarist from Holland Fapy Lafertin.  Through his alliance with Lafertin have come collaborations with musicians such as Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos, Bireli Lagrene, and long standing professional partnerships with Tcha Limberger, Angelo Debarre, Lollo Meier, and USA clarinetist Evan Christopher.  Until recently the groundbreaking UK-based, multi-national Balkan music cooperative Szapora has been his best-known project. With his last project, Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole, he has become one of the most sought after rhythm guitarists on the world stage. Kelbie has also developed an extended professional role as concert promoter and record producer.
“The Rolls-Royce and Jaguar of British rhythm sections”
Sebastien Lege – Djangostation

Tom Wheatley, acoustic bass

tomTom Wheatley is a double bass and electric bass player based in, and native to, London. He plays to open the bass – sonically and physically, musically and surgically – as to open suppressed musics. He is actively involved in new music communities of London and elsewhere, playing with Seymour Wright, Hebronix, Eddie Prévost, John Edwards, CYNTHIA, Mark Sanders, Yoni Silver, Billy Steiger, Denis D’or, Ute Kanngiesser and many others. He is also in high demand on the London jazz circuit, especially in early jazz circles as a leading proponent of the broadly forgotten ‘slap’ style.