Dan Spanner is the driving force behind both Spanner Jazz Punks and the Spanner Big Band.
Spanner Jazz Punks are the troublesome offspring of a frenetic marriage between sleazy punk jazz and psychedelic performance art. With their roots in the legendary French chainsaw-juggling circus company Archaos, their repertoire is steeped in psychedelic rock, ska, gypsy, klezmer and big band swing.
Spanner Big Band are a big band who refine their playing through a weekly residency, imbibing the music with a distinctive ‘live’ spirit. Their repertoire includes the music of Basie, Ellington, Mingus and more, plus original compositions & arrangements by Spanner and other members and even a sprinkling of free improvisation.
Jessica Marlowe & The Wildtracks
Jessica Marlowe has been writing songs for this new project and cites film soundtracks as a great influence on her approach to song writing, drawing from the imaginative and fictional.
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