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Wigan Jazz Club is a sponsor of, and provides volunteers for, Wigan International Jazz Festival. 

Jazz Festival 2012        Archives 2012-13       Wigan Jazz Club Sept 2013

MEMORIES OF THE 2013 FESTIVAL

The 28th Wigan International Jazz Festival took place from July 14th to 17th  at Celebration Hall, Indoor Sports Centre, Robin Park, Wigan.

12 noon 2.45 pm 8.00pm
THURS

11th

JULY

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DONCASTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA

(MD John Ellis MBE)

plus

WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA 

with AL WOOD

(MD David Little)

FRI

12th

JULY

GEORGINA JACKSON

with the RICHARD WETHERALL TRIO

featuring

DEAN MASSER (tenor sax)

 

DARIUS BRUBECK

QUARTET

featuring

BRANDON ALLEN

(tenor sax)

David Lyttle's

INTERLUDE

featuring

Rhea, Homecut & Jason Rebello

plus

NEARLY DAN

"The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan"

SAT

13th

JULY

 

 

One of the UK's most in-demand

musicians

 

SNAKE DAVIS

&

His Band

 

 

 

 

Wigan Jazz Club's

'REUNION DREAM BAND'

special guest MD

BARRY FORGIE

celebrating Woody Herman's 100th anniversary

 

International Double-Header

THE DUTCH

COLLEGE SWING BAND

70th Anniversary Tour

plus

IGOR BUTMAN

BIG BAND

powerhouse big band led by Russia's top jazz personality

SUN

14th

JULY

 

GIVE A LITTLE LOVE JAZZ ORCHESTRA playing the music of Horace Silver

LINLEY HAMILTON QUINTET

all star quintet featuring

MEILANA GILLARD (tenor) & special guest AJ BROWN

The Fabulous

SKELTON SKINNER ALLSTARS BIG BAND

play the music of Terry Gibbs plus original compositions and classics

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THURSDAY 11th JULY

THURSDAY 11th JULY - 8:00pm

Big Band Double Header - two favourite bands launch the Festival

DONCASTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA Doncaste Jazz Orchestra website

directed by John Ellis MBE 

WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA WYJO webpage

directed by David Little

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Celebrating 40 years of Doncaster Youth Jazz Association 

featuring special guest soloist AL WOOD [tenor/baritone]

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FRIDAY 12th JULY

FRIDAY 12th JULY - 12 noon

GEORGINA JACKSON  Georgina Jackson website.  

with the RICHARD WETHERALL TRIO

& guest soloist DEAN MASSER (tenor sax) 

 

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FRIDAY 12th JULY - 2:45pm

THE DARIUS BRUBECK TRIO Darius Brubeck website 

with Matt Ridley (bass), Wesley Gibbens (drums) and featuring BRANDON ALLEN (tenor)  Brandon Allen website

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FRIDAY 12th JULY - 8:00pm

            Double-header  -  two entirely different shows                   

DAVID LYTTLE - INTERLUDE David Lyttle website

Incredible”  (Daily Mirror) “exceptional” (MOBO) “extraordinary”   (Time Out)

NEARLY DAN Nearly Dan website in concert

The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan

Reelin’ in the Years Anniversary tour 2013

 

 

Interlude is the latest project from David Lyttle The live band features a blend of rising stars & icons, including upcoming Irish vocalist Rhea, British rapper Homecut, iconic pianist Jason Rebello (known for his work with Wayne Shorter & Sting) Anne Lyttle vocals, Connor Chaplin bass, David Lyttle on drums, & US saxophone legend Jean Toussaint of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

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Nearly Dan have toured consistently all over the UK and Europe, gaining critical acclaim for their performances. In 2012 they celebrated 15 years of giving their fans "the spirit and sound of Steely Dan".

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SATURDAY 13th JULY

SATURDAY 13th JULY - 12 noon 

“One of the most passionate Sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la Sanborn heard in these Isles for a while." TIME OUT

SNAKE DAVIS       

and His Band  Snake Davis website.

 

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SATURDAY 13th JULY - 2:45pm 

WIGAN JAZZ CLUB'S

REUNION DREAM BAND

Celebrating The 100th Anniversary of

WOODY HERMAN

with special guest director

BARRY FORGIE

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SATURDAY 13th JULY - 8:00pm

A Truly International Double-Header

70th Anniversary Tour

THE DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND  Dutch College Swing Band website

The world’s longest established working jazz band with over 80 albums released.  Boasting young, vibrant personnel that excels in keeping alive the exciting music of the DSC Band, and with a stage show that’s unique, seven of the finest jazz musicians anywhere ensure the very highest musical standard – it really is quite outstanding.

 From Russia

IGOR BUTMAN

BIG BAND Igor Butman website

The hottest jazz orchestra of Russia was founded in 1999 by renowned saxophone player, bandleader, club owner and television host Igor Butman. Since then the Big Band has frequently toured Russia, Europe, and the USA, appearing at the world’s most prestigious jazz venues. 

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SUNDAY 14th JULY     

SUNDAY 14th JULY - 12 noon

GIVE A LITTLE LOVE JAZZ ORCHESTRA    Paul Baxter's website.

Big Band dedicated to performing the music of Horace Silver, led by Jazz Yorkshire's Composer/ Arranger of the Year, Paul Baxter. "This is a really swinging band, packed with great individual soloists, and featuring tight ensemble playing"

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SUNDAY 14th JULY - 2:45pm 

THE LINLEY HAMILTON QUINTET Linley Hamilton's website

Northern Ireland's trumpeter, radio personality and educator, Linley Hamilton, makes a welcome return to Wigan, with his new featuring MEILANA GILLARD  Meilana Gillard info on tenor sax.   Making a special appearance with the quintet is Wigan favourite AJ BROWN, on vocals and sax. AJ Brown website

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SUNDAY 14th JULY - 8:00pm

 

SKELTON-SKINNER

ALLSTARS BIG BAND   Skelton-Skinner website

Trumpets- Mike Lovatt, Pat White, Craig Wild, Freddie Gavita; Trombones: Gordon Campbell, Andy Wood, Mark Nightingale, Pete North;     Saxophones: Colin Skinner Mark Crooks, Olly Wilby, Luke Annesley, Gemma Moore;       Rhythm: Anthony Kerr (vibes), Graham Harvey (piano), Colin Oxley (guitar), Jeremy Brown (bass),Matt Skelton (drums)

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