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Saturday Daytime Concert


10.30am – Wigan Youth Jazz Training Orchestra
12.00pm – Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra
3.00pm – Liam Byrne Sextet

Tickets £20 / £18.00

Liam Byrne Sextet plays the music of Art Pepper & Chet Baker.

Sam Braysher – alto
Darren Lloyd – trumpet
Liam Byrne – tenor
Gaz Hughes – drums
Andrezj Baranek – piano

Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra 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, most notably from the BBC Radio Big Band Competition, the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Competition and the National Festival of Music for Youth.

Every year brings personnel changes in the orchestra. Many members go on to study at Music Conservatoire and forge careers in the professional music world. Drawing on the work of its training ensembles Wigan Schools Swing Band and Wigan Youth Training Orchestra, WYJO always has new and eager young players waiting in the wings to fill vacancies.

Wigan Youth Training Jazz Orchestra directed by Sharon Darby Purcell

This is where the journey starts …
Wigan Youth Jazz Training Orchestra provides a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to experience the joy of ensemble playing.