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Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band

Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz BandAcker Bilk announced his retirement in June 2014. He gained worldwide fame with his hit singles 'Stranger On The Shore' in 1962 (it stayed in the charts for 55 weeks and was the first number 1 hit in UK and USA simultaneously) and 'Aria' in 1976. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band were one of the most successful British Jazz Groups ever. In 2001 Acker was honoured with an MBE for his services to the Music Industry.

Acker Bilk successfully integrated the top 'younger' jazz talent in the UK into the band with the introduction of Enrico Tomasso (Trumpet), Ian Bateman (Trombone) and John Day (Bass) to the line-up, which included stalwarts Ritchie Bryant (Drums) and Colin Wood (Piano).

This page will remain for the time being as there are expected to be a few tribute concerts.

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Band Web Site: www.ackersmusicagency.co.uk