Kasbah Swing Band

We play big band arrangements of popular jazz, swing, rock & blues vocal and instrumental music from 1940s up to 2010s. Great for any musical occasion.

The Kasbah swing band was formed in early 1997. It’s leader from its inception to 2016 was John Plowright, a local peripatetic music teacher who, as well as teaching children throughout the day, also taught ‘mature’ students in the evenings.

Kasbah has much to thank John for as, over the years, he instilled in the band members the joys of playing music together and the desire to help local communities.

Where does the name come from? It’s an acronym which stands for King Alfred Swing Band And Hangers-on.