november, 2021

tue02nov7:30 pm11:00 pmEG Jazz ClubChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Jenny Green Hosts with Guest on Sax Simon Spillett at November’s Jazz Club!

House Band with Adrian York keys, Paul Whitton Bass with Vince Dunn on Drums.

Over his career Simon Spillett has worn almost as many hats as it possible to wear within jazz; multi-award-winning instrumentalist (BBC Jazz Awards, British Jazz Awards), 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 and heartfelt balladry. And it’s in this guise that he’s become a solid draw across the UK jazz landscape, regularly playing major festivals (Birmingham, Brecon, Swanage, Southport etc.) and world famous club venues (Ronnie Scott’s). A charismatic performer, gifted with a dry observational wit, he’s never lost sight of the fact that jazz is entertainment as much as art and whether playing, writing or articulately holding forth on his favourite subject – UK jazz history – he’s an infectiously passionate communicator. 2021 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of his becoming a professional jazzman and it is planned to mark this milestone with a new band, a new book and a much awaited fourth album.

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