The Stevedores Jazz Band is a seven-piece traditional jazz band.
The band enjoys an excellent reputation as one of Perth’s top traditional jazz bands. The Stevedores was originally formed in 1992 by Bert Nicholls (Banjo) to play as the resident band at the Railway Hotel in Fremantle between 1992 and 1995. After Bert’s passing in 1999 his wife Lynn took over the management of the band and filled the Banjo position. The band plays an up-tempo style of traditional jazz suitable for dancing and all types of social occasions.
The band has an extensive list of previous engagements from weddings in the country through to wineries and private parties in WA including corporate functions aboard the paddle steamer ‘Decoy’. The band has recorded two CDs both of which are available by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. At the beginning of 2021 Len Bagnall, their cornet player decided that he would retire from band work. Lynn acknowledges the huge contribution Len has made as musical director of the Stevedores over the 27 years, and as a great friend and support. Since then, the Stevedores have delighted in the excellent talents of Steve Searle and Robbie Bresland on trumpet, both great assets to the band.