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Wigan International Jazz Festival - 2019


July 2019


Andy Prior, Echoes of Ellington, Ryan Quigley and Paul Booth, Oscar Peterson meets the Big Band

Wigan International Jazz Festival 2013
For tickets visit www.wiganjazz.net

Thursday 9 July, 8pm
Andy Prior and His Big Band
Bringing together two musical legends: Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller
Local musician Andy Prior brings his big sound to Wigan. Together with his big band, Prior has been performing since the late 80s. They specialise in bringing together two of the greatest musical legends, Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller. Before you know it, you will be whisked back to the 1940s, hearing hits such as Come Fly With Me, In the Mood and Fly Me To The Moon.

Friday 10 July, 9.30am
Talk – Breakfast with Barnes
£6 (pay on the door)

Alan Barnes Quintet plays Ben, Bean, Bird, Byas and Barnes
Featuring the compositions of Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins Charlie Parker, Don Byas and Alan Barnes, played by the very best UK jazz artists.
Sax, clarinet: Alan Barnes
Trumpet, flugelhorn: Bruce Adams
Piano: Robin Aspland
Bass: Dave Green
Drums: Steve Brown

Johnstone, Jarvie, Lowrie Trio
We welcome this trio in partnership with Edinburgh Jazz Festival. Three of Scotland’s finest, they met at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010 and have been performing extensively ever since. Their set includes original compositions and jazz standards. All three players were regular performers in BBC Scotland’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year.
Piano: Pete Johnstone
Bass: Brodie Jarvie
Drums: John Lowrie

Afternoon combined ticket for Alan Barnes Quintet and Johnstone, Jarvie, Lowrie Trio £22

Echoes of Ellington, directed by Pete Long
Directed by Pete Long, Echoes of Ellington features one of the very best line ups of UK players. The repertoire consists of some of the best loved big band arrangements on the planet including Jubilee Stomp, Prelude to a Kiss and Stompin’ at the Savoy.
Trumpets: George Hogg, Ryan Quigley, Nathan Bray, Enrico Tomasso, Louis Dowdeswell
Trombones: Andy Flaxman, Chris Traves, Callum Au
Saxes: Colin Skinner, Peter Ripper, Mike Hall, Alex Garnett, Jay Craig
Bass: Laurence Ungless
Drums: Richard Pite
Vocals: Georgina Jackson
Support tonight is from the Sandbach High School Brass Boys

Saturday 11 July, 9.30am
Talk – I didn’t know people in Wigan did this kind of thing, Ian Darrington
£6 (pay on the door)

Town centre concerts
Details TBC

Rob Fowler’s Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band
Playing tribute to legendary American baritone sax player Gerry Mulligan. Mulligan worked with arrangers such as Bill Holman, Gary McFarland, Al Cohn and Bob Brookmeyer on music which is now being championed by Rob Fowler and his band comprising some of the finest British jazz players.

Dan Shout’s In With A Shout
Four of South Africa's finest musicians travel from Cape Town to combine with three of the finest musicians in the North West. In partnership with Edinburgh Jazz Festival.
Tenor sax, leader: Dan Shout
Tenor sax: Marc De Kock, Dean Masser
Bass: Benjamin Jeptha
Drums: Marlon Clive Witbooi
Guitar: Steven Buckley
Piano: TBC

Afternoon combined ticket for Rob Fowler's Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band and Dan Shout’s In With A Shout £22

Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra
Stan Getz with Strings, featuring Paul Booth
Clifford Brown with Strings, featuring Ryan Quigley
We’ve three great bands for you tonight. The night opens with WYJO – the best up and coming talent directed by David Little. We’re celebrating the music from two great jazz albums of the 50s and 60s – Clifford Brown with Strings and Stan Getz with Strings. We welcome Ryan Quigley (trumpet) and Paul Booth (tenor sax). Ryan Quigley is one of the most in demand lead and jazz trumpet players in the UK as well as a highly regarded composer, arranger and educator.

Sunday 12 July
Talk - The Genius of the Duke by Pete Log
£6 (pay on the door)

Wigan Jazz Club Reunion Dream Band
Featuring 19 players personally selected by Festival Director Ian Darrington MBE to celebrate 30 years of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. The programme will feature pieces by many of the soloists who have performed here over the years, starting their careers with Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Trumpets: Andy Greenwood, Craig Wild, Malcolm Melling, Clifford Ray
Trombones: Lee Hallam,, John Stevens, David A Little
Saxes: Richard Halliwell, Munch Manship, Dan Shout, Marc De Kock, AJ Brown
Drums: Guy Walsh, Marlon Witbooi
Double bass: Dave Lynane
Electric bass: Benjamin Jeptha
Piano: Martin Longhawn
Guitar: Stuart Davies
Vocals: Georgina Jackson

Jazz in the Park
Details TBC

Simon Reed Octet
Bassist Simon Read’s octet features some of the finest musicians from Leeds and London. Expect to hear lots of boyant, rich horn arrangements.

Trumpet: Laura Jurd
Alto sax: Ben Lowman
Tenor sax , clarinet: Will Howard
Trombone: Kevin Holbrough
Guitar: Michael De Souza
Piano: Jamil Sheriff
Bass: Simon Read
Drums: Sam Gardner

Afternoon combined ticket for Wigan Jazz Club Reunion Dream Band and Simon Reed Octet £15

Oscar Peterson Meets The Big Band, featuring James Pearson and the Skelton Skinner All Star Big Band
James Pearson is one of the few pianists around with the dexterity to conjure up Peterson's musical intellect and passion. He will be joined by The Skelton/Skinner All Stars, whose swinging recreations of Terry Gibbs' Dreamband have led to sell out performances at Ronnie Scott's.
Trumpets: Mike Lovatt, Danny Marsden, George Hogg, Steve Fishwick
Trombones: Andy Wood, Jon Stokes, Callum Au, Pete North
Saxophones: Colin Skinner, Jim Gold, Alex Garnett, Olly Wilby, Gemma More
Rhythm: Colin Oxley (guitar), Jeremy Brown (bass), Matt Skelton (drums)
Support tonight is from the Stretch Trio.

Rover tickets for the festival are available at £110

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