Old Hat Jazz Band
Old Hat play stomping and swinging songs of their own making, drenched in the blues and vitality of the 20s and 30s jazz. Their dynamic group improvisation and singable melodies make them an enchanting and delightful band to dance to or to listen to.
Lizy Exell formed the Old Hat in 2012, while she was still a student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. The band features some of the finest young jazz musicians London has to offer and combines the quintessential sound of classic jazz with originality and characterful musicianship. Old Hat continues the tradition of crafting swinging tunes from favourites songs of the 20s, 30s and their own compositions.
“A phenomenal sound…Huge amounts of style and panache”
BBC Radio 3
“Ridiculously happy making music…”
“Tunes full of life, energy and nuanced performance”
– Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
“Old Hat’s contagious enthusiasm gives one hope for the future of such music”
-Mike Pointon, Just Jazz Magazine