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Wigan International Jazz Festival: Friday Evening: Simon Spillett Big Band

 Village on the Green Woods Road Aspull Wigan WN21PJ

Wigan International Jazz Festival 2022
Simon Spillet Big Band

Friday 8th July 2022:  8pm

 Band line up:

Nathan Bray, Mark Armstrong, George Hogg, Freddie Gavita (Trumpets)
Mark Nightingale, Ian Bateman, Andy Flaxman, Pete North (Trombones)
Sammy Mayne, Pete Long, Rob Fowler, Karen Sharp, Alan Barnes (Saxes)
Rob Barron (Piano) Alec Dankworth (Bass) Pete Cater (Drums)

Over his twenty-five year career Simon Spillett has worn almost as many hats as it’s possible to wear within jazz; multi-award-winning instrumentalist (BBC Jazz Awards, British Jazz Awards, Jazz Journal’s Album of The Year), quartet and big band leader, recording artist, author, historian, record producer, archivist, magazine columnist, Social Media commentator and latterly blogger.

However, for all these varied skills he identifies most strongly as a powerfully swinging, straight-ahead tenor saxophonist, one capable of taking the audiences who hear him on a roller-coaster ride encompassing everything from energetic bebop to heartfelt balladry.

Launched to great acclaim in 2020, the Simon Spillett Big Band jam-packed with A-List jazz talent, many of whom are respected bandleaders and soloists in their own right.

The band celebrates the music of Tubby Hayes and his contemporaries, playing arrangements by Hayes, Jimmy Deuchar, Harry South and Peter King, many of which haven’t been heard in public for over fifty-five years. Hard swing and infectious enthusiasm are the band’s calling cards, making their in-person appearances a powerful reminder of the core qualities of big band jazz.

Tickets £25 / £20 (Patrons)
Tables of 8  @ £180
Tables of 10 @ £225

For the latest details go to Wigan International Jazz Festival’s Website

Jazz Festival Rover Ticket

Top Value Tip #1 – Festival Rover Tickets!

Festival Rover Tickets offer the absolute best value way of seeing all of the headliners and gigs in the 2022 Jazz Festival.
The advantage of purchasing a Rover Ticket is the saving against the cost of buying tickets for individual concerts.

Rover Tickets save at least £25 and in the case of Patron* Rover Tickets a saving of £40!
If you’re planning on seeing a few concerts at the Festival then they are definitely a worthwhile investment.

Top Value Tip #2 – Become a Music Patron

Want to save £s on every event not just the Jazz Festival?
For details of becoming a Patron of The Music Continuum
contact Peter Fletcher on 07848 818276
email: [email protected]

Top Value Tip #3 – Book a Table with Friends

Live Music is best enjoyed in good company
In response to the popularity of tables of 8 & 10,
these are available at discounted prices,
so save and enjoy the best seats in the house!


Wigan International Jazz Festival 2022 is a Music Continuum Event 

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