Member: Mal Trott
1st Alto Saxophone/Clarinet
Mal's job is to give the saxophone section a good, firm lead and to also try to set an example in terms of style and articulation.
He started playing in the seaside town of Scarborough in the 1950's when there was plenty of opportunity for work with bands for dancing and theatres with holiday makers for many years.
In 1957, he worked at Butlin's Filey camp and in 1962 he moved to the Midlands and began playing locally with Teddy Fullick, Bob Wilson and the Danny Rogers Band.
During this time he also worked with many famous visiting musicians such as Harry Edison, Danny Moss, Roy Williams and Brian Lemon. He played at some famous venues including London's Hundred Club and the Cafe Royal.
His own interests lie in Mainstream Jazz and he followed both the Humphrey Lyttleton and Alex Walsh Bands in their hay-day. His idol is reed player Tony Coe and he also loves the American Big Bands of Count Basie and the Duke Ellington Band with the Tenor player Paul Gonsalves.