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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

FROM THE USA – Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Quartet – Saturday

camille thurman

BUY TICKETS Saturday 9th July 8:00pmTickets – £30 / £25 (Patrons)Tables of 8 – £210Tables of 10 – £270 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 Orchestra with Wynton … Read more

Simon Spillett Big Band – Friday

Simon Spillett

Friday 8th July 8pmTickets – £25 / £20 (Patrons)Tables of 8 – £180Tables 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 Year), quartet and … Read more

Claire Martin & Dave Newton – Thursday

two for the road

Thursday 7th July 8pm Tickets – £25 / £20 (Patrons)Tables of 8 – £180Tables of 10 – £225 BUY TICKETS Two for the Road Vocalist Claire Martin OBE and pianist extraordinaire David Newton are two of the most awarded UK jazz musicians on the scene and have combined their unique musical talents for this intimate … 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

Durham University Big Band

Durham Big Band

Saturday 9th July 12:00pm Durham University Big Band (DUBB) performs traditional and contemporary big band music in Durham and around the rest of the UK. As well as gigging regularly at university/college events and balls, the band also play at private functions and at jazz clubs in Newcastle and further afield, such as PizzaExpress Jazz … Read more

Anchormen Jazz Orchestra

ANCHORMEN

Sunday 10th July 12:00pm Based in Elland, the Anchormen Jazz Orchestra are among West Yorkshire’s most dynamic big bands. This fantastic 18 piece band is comprised of some of the finest musicians in the country, and already enjoys a strong reputation across the UK, Ireland and the USA. Anchormen Jazz Orchestra is quickly establishing a … Read more