CHRISTMAS JAZZ CLUB - THURSDAY DECEMBER 28th - THREE YOUNG WIGAN BANDS  - SEE WHAT'S ON PAGE

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NOVEMBER JAZZ CLUB - KAPOK TRIO / BwD BIG BAND

FORTHCOMING CONCERTS

OCTOBER JAZZ CLUB - MANAGERS BIG BAND

DAN SHOUT SPECIAL CONCERT ON OCTOBER 18th

OCT. 8th - SPECIAL EVENT -SWINGTIME BIG BAND

SEPTEMBER JAZZ CLUB - PAUL PASHLEY OPENS NEW SEASON

BUY WIGAN JAZZ CLUB TICKETS ONLINE 

2017 JAZZ FESTIVAL IN PICTURES

SPECIAL CONCERT AT LEIGH MINERS - JANUARY 2018

ANOTHER YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WIGAN JAZZ CLUB

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NOVEMBER JAZZ CLUB - KAPOK TRIO/BwD BIG BAND

 

Wigan Jazz Club went Dutch on Sunday 26th November, when we welcomed a young trio from the Netherlands for the first set. KAPOK, with their unique lineup of horn, guitar and percussion, proved to be both excellent musicians and entertaining performers. The second half of the programme featured the BwD BIG BAND (from Blackburn with Darwen) with the familiar face of one-time WYJO drummer Paul Rigby as MD. The young band impressed with both their ensemble playing and soloing, and gave us an eclectic mix of music. Click here to see the full photo set for this event.

 

FORTHCOMING CONCERTS: 2017/18

All shows at Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club (12.30 start, admission prices £12 non-members/£11.50 concessions/£10 members) except where stated. Advance booking available via Just Add Tickets (see below).

THURSDAY

DEC. 28th

CHRISTMAS JAZZ CLUB

WIGAN SCHOOLS SWING BAND/WIGAN YOUTH

BIG BAND & WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

SUNDAY

JAN. 28th

DAN WHIELDON QUARTET with RIHARD ILES

WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

SUNDAY

FEB. 25th

An afternoon celebrating great jazz standards

JAMIE BROWNFIELD QUARTET

MUNCH MANSHIP QUARTET

SUNDAY

MAR. 25th

SK2 JAZZ ORCHESTRA

play the music of STAN KENTON

SUNDAY

APR. 29th

THE BEN CROSLAND QUINTET

play the RAY DAVIES songbook

SUNDAY

MAY 27th

GREATER MANCHESTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA

with guest MALCOLM EDMONSTONE (piano)

SUNDAY

JUNE 24th

THE AL WOOD QUINTET

(featuring RICHARD ILES flugel & AL WOOD saxes)

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NB Members discounted prices are only available to current members. The annual subscription from September 2017 is £10 single, £15 couples. Anyone wishing to join for the first time can do so at the next concert, or by post - see our Join Wigan Jazz Club page for full details. 

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OCTOBER JAZZ CLUB - MANAGERS BIG BAND     

 

Sunday 29th October may have been the date when we said goodbye to British Summer Time but our guests for the monthly Jazz Club certainly left the audience with a warm glow. The Managers Big Band, led by twin brothers Ben and Jay Shepherd, were making their second WJC appearance, having made an excellent impression in September last year. Based in Bolton, the band is made up of predominately young musicians drawn from throughout the North West, and their eclectic programme proved to be accessible to the sizeable audience, and played with a high standard of musicianship. Their two sets included music ranging from Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton to  James Brown and Walt Disney! The full photo set for this show can be accessed by clicking here.

 

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DAN SHOUT SPECIAL CONCERT ON OCTOBER 18TH

Our first midweek concert of the new season was on Wednesday 18th October, at Wigan Cricket Club, and featured a welcome return visit from South African tenor star DAN SHOUT, with the DAN WHIELDON TRIO - Dan Whieldon (piano), Gavin Barrass (bass) and Dave Walsh (drums). Dan was making his third appearance at Wigan, and his well-chosen programme featured a varied selection of pieces with a South African flavour, as well as several standards. This was only the second show with the Dan Whieldon Trio, but the four musicians produced two sets that sounded if they had been working together for much longer. The full photo set can be viewed here.

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OCT. 8th: SPECIAL EVENT - SWINGTIME BIG BAND

This special concert was a free event, thanks to funding support from The Deal (Wigan Council). Age UK helped to promote the event which was designed to provide entertainment for the older age group, and the programme presented by Jez Murphy's Swingtime proved to be a big hit with this audience. With vocals from Emma Holcroft, this 'Celebration of Swing Music' was received enthusiastically, and will hopefully lead to further events in the future. The full picture set is available here.

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SEPTEMBER JAZZ CLUB

PAUL PASHLEY OPENS OUR NEW SEASON

Sunday 24th September saw the first Jazz Club concert of our 2017-18 season, and it proved to be a great start. Our guests was the vocalist who made a name for himself on TV's 'The Voice' - Paul Pashley. Together with his excellent band, Paul gave us a confident, classy performance - the programme included an eclectic mix of the traditional and the new, and met with an enthusiastic reception from our audience. Full photo set can be viewed here.

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#BUY WIGAN JAZZ CLUB TICKETS ONLINE

Most of those attending Jazz Club events pay cash on the door, but for those who would prefer to pre-purchase tickets in advance we have teamed up with ticket agency JUST ADD TICKETS to provide this facility. To book online just go to our What's On page and click on the Just Add Tickets logo.  Club membership can also be obtained at Just Add Tickets. 

•   Fast and knowledgeable service – we really love to help!

•    On-line or telephone booking service (8am to 8pm Monday to Saturdays)

•   Get your place booked in advance

•   Secure on-line card payments (powered by Stripe)

•   Cheque payment option available 

•   ONE flat rate transaction charge of £1.25 per booking
– however many tickets you buy. (incl different events)

You will receive an email confirmation instantly upon payment

Your concert tickets will then follow directly by email or by post (if physical tickets required for the event)

 

No Internet or Email? – No Problem!
Just call us and we’ll take your booking over the phone
and get you on the Jazz Club guest list

 

For those using the cheque payment option, your tickets will only be emailed or posted out when your payment has been processed.

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JAZZ FESTIVAL IN PICTURES

 

                                        

Phew! It's all over for another year. From the sell-out Jools Holland show that opened the proceedings to the magnificent Reunion Dreamband directed by John LaBarbera on Sunday night,  we managed to pack an great deal into the four days - not just celebrity shows, but emerging talents, youth bands, schools events, and the addition of the Jazz Lounge which provided flexibility of programming. Many thanks go to the artists, our sponsors, the venue staff, the volunteers, and of course all those who attended events. The review of this Festival and planning for the future are next on the agenda. In the meantime, our Jazz Festival page has a photographic reminder of many of the events.

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SPECIAL CONCERT AT LEIGH MINERS - JANUARY 2018

Wigan Jazz Club are supporting a special concert at Leigh Miners on Sunday 14th January at 7.30pm. It features SWINGTIME BIG BAND with two very special guests trumpeters - ANDY GREENWOOD and LOUIS DOWDESWELL. Andy is the former WYJO player who is now a star player in many of Britain's best bands, on TV shows and in the West End. Among Louis' claim to fame are as lead trumpet on the BBC Michael Buble Christmas special and recently in Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - check out his YouTube channel! Tickets for this event will be on sale at £15 - details to follow.

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ANOTHER YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WIGAN JAZZ CLUB

Photos from the 2016 - 2017 season can now be found with our other archived photos - click here to see them. The selection below offers a reminder of yet  another year in the history of Wigan Jazz Club.

SPECIAL

AUG.

20th

2016

T

MADS MATHIAS (at Leigh Turnpike Centre)

SEPT.

4th

2016

 

GINGER TUNES  <>  MANAGERS BIG BAND

SEPT.

25th

2016

MARK GILLBANKS JAZZ ORCHESTRA 

OCT.

30th

2016

 

AL WOOD QUINTET  < >  WIGAN Y.J.O.

NOV.

27th

2016

BRANDON ALLEN SEXTET

DEC.

28th

2016

CHRISTMAS JAZZ CLUB

   

W.S.S.B.          < >            W.Y.B.B.          < >           W.Y.J.O.

JAN.

29th

2017

ECHO 42 BIG BAND

 

FEB.

26th

2017

 

SPECIAL

MARCH

11th

2017

 

BOBBY SHEW with DAVE NEWTON TRIO & WIGAN Y.J.O.

At St Michael & All Angels Church, Wigan

MARCH

26th

2017

WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA REVISITED

APRIL

30th

2017

SWINGTIME BIG BAND featuring EMMA HOLCROFT

MAY

28th

2017

BEN CROSLAND QUARTET  < >  WIGAN Y.J.O.

JUNE

25th

2017

    

ALAN BARNES with the DAVE NEWTON TRIO

VERY

SPECIAL!!

JUNE

25th/26th

2017

GORDON GOODWIN'S BIG PHAT BAND

UK exclusive shows at Royal Northern College of Music

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Those who are already on our emailing list should have received our first two Jazz Notes elctronic newsletter. If you wish to be added to this list please contact Ian McLoughlin at desdem@icloud.com .

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