Travelling jazz men

Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz
Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz

TWO LOCAL jazz men have headed overseas to delight Scandinavian music fans at a top festival.

Disley’s Mart Rodger and his band Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz, featuring Hayfield trombone player Eric Brierley, are performing at this week’s Stavanger Tradjazz Weekend.

Clarinetist Mart said: “This will be the 36th time that the band has travelled to Norway.”

Mart and Eric are original members of the band, formed in 1984, along with Allan Dent (trumpet) from Marple Bridge and Colin Smith (double bass) from Didsbury.

Chris Pendlebury (drums), Roger Browne (piano) and Ian McCann (banjo/guitar) complete the present line-up.