SK2 Jazz Orchestra with special guest MIKE VAX

SK2 Orchestra with Mike Vax

with special guest MIKE VAX (lead trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra 1970-72) Mike Vax is an American jazz trumpeter, cornetist, big band leader and composer. Vax played trumpet in the 1970s in the big bands of Stan Kenton and Ellington veteran Clark Terry, with whom he later recorded the album “Creepin’ With Clark” for … Read more

Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Quartet – Saturday

camille thurman

Saturday 9th July 8:00pm Tickets – £30 / £25 (Patrons) Tables of 8 – £210 Tables of 10 – £270 BUY TICKETS Experience the multitalented Camille Thurman, a formidable saxophonist and a recent second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has performed extensively with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center … Read more

Simon Spillett Big Band – Friday

Simon Spillett

Friday 8th July 8pm Tickets – £25 / £20 (Patrons) Tables of 8 – £180 Tables of 10 – £225 BUY TICKETS 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 … Read more

Enrico Tomasso

ENRICO TOMASSO

Sunday 12th July 3:00pm and 4:00pm with Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra Leeds-born Enrico Tomasso started playing the trumpet at age five after listening to Louis Armstrong play Basin Street Blues. His father, a well-known clarinettist in England, took him to meet many of the American jazz greats when they visited — including Benny Goodman, Roy … Read more

Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

WYJO

Saturday 9th July 3:00pm Directed by Dave Little Formed in 1976 by Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council this multi-award winning band aims to train and develop the musical skills of its members through the performance of big band music from 1930’s to the present day. Over the years, WYJO has received many national and international honours, … Read more

Ben Holder Trio

Ben Holder

Sunday 12th July 1:30pm Ben Holder is one of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK. Taught classically from the age of six, he studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to Jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course … Read more