Simon Spillett at Jazznights at The Bell Hotel, Clare with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins with vocals from Larraine Odell Sunday 19th May 2019

“Straight-ahead, high energy jazz is his line and he does it with aplomb” – The Guardian

Simon Spillett

Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as “formidable,” Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet featuring Robin Aspland (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). He has won several awards for his music, including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards (2011), Jazz Journal magazine’s Critic’s Choice CD of the Year (2009) Rising Star in the BBC Jazz Awards (2007) and most recently the Services to British Jazz in the 2016 British Jazz Awards.

Other celebrated jazz leaders and bands with whom he has worked have included Sir John Dankworth, Stan Tracey, Peter King and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. He has recorded three albums, Introducing Simon Spillett (Woodville Records, 2007), Sienna Red (Woodville Records, 2008) andSquare One (Gearbox Records, 2013), all of which have received highly favourable reviews in both the specialist and national press. His festival, concert and club appearances across the UK have included sold-out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s and the Brecon Jazz Festival and he has broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz-Line Up with his own band.He is also a respected saxophone tutor, teaching individual students and providing masterclasses and workshops across the UK.In 2016, Simon was appointed to the board of patrons of The Jazz Centre UK, alongside Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Cleo Laine, Jools Holland and Van Morrison.
Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins, Simon Spillett and Roger Odell

Simon SApillett played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell
Simon Brown
Bernie Hodgkins
Larraine Odell

Following the interval Raffle of three jazz CDs we had the traditional sitting in spot which gives local musicians to st in with the band, tonight we had Carol Bleiker singing Everything’s in rhythm with my heart.

Sunday 2nd June 2019 Jazznights presents Luca Luciano

“Masterful Clarinet! Luca is a noted Italian clarinettist and composer, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances” The Musician magazine, “Such a virtuoso musical performance and such joyful uplifting music” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com

Pay on the night.

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Pictures from past gigs can also be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dancerd/
and at google photos at 
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM1nC8IDiDYGa1__XMU_NiRx8V-JK9ApKwdisfiJ3wo1tFwQa_xdK3bxXa9FVNuUw?key=U1VUN1E4bXlWaEdLZ0o0WFFFdV9adlZIOUlJeFF3

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