OUR NEXT EVENT -  SUNDAY MAY 27th  AT 12.30pm GREATER MANCHESTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA with guest soloist MALCOLM EDMONSTONE (piano) - NON-MEMBERS WELCOME, PAY ON DOOR OR BOOK ONLINE AT JUSTADDTICKETS.CO.UK  ****  JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE NOW  -  SEE JAZZ FESTIVAL PAGE ***

Location: WHELLEY EX-SERVICEMEN'S CLUB, VAUXHALL RD, WIGAN, WN1 3LU 

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WJC concerts are normally held on the last Sunday of each month (Sept-June) from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, doors open 12 noon, but watch for details of special events. For further information, telephone 01925 727408 or 01942 243974, or email wigan.jazz@virgin.net

Wigan Jazz Club is based at Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club, Wigan, WN1 3LU

Directions/map for Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club

from M6 Junction 25 (northbound)      from M6 Junction 26    From M6 Junction 27

from M61 Junction 6   from M61 Junction 5    from Wigan North-Western Rail Station (on foot)

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NB Unless stated, these events are not ticketed - pay on the door - membership not required, everyone welcome. To book online click on the Just Add Tickets logo. All concerts commence at 12.30pm. Admission £12.00 (£11.50 concessions, £11.00 WJC members) unless otherwise stated.

2017-18 SEASON:

Sun 27/05/18: GREATER MANCHESTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA, soloist MALCOLM EDMONSTONE

Sun 24/06/18: AL WOOD QUINTET 

2018-19 SEASON:

Sun 02/09/18: MIDLAND YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Sun 30/09/18: STRICTLY SMOKIN' BIG BAND

Sun 28/10/18: WENDY KIRKLAND: PIANO DIVAS

Sun 25/11/18: EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY BIG BAND

FRI  28/12/18: CHRISTMAS JAZZ CLUB: 3 WIGAN BANDS

Advance booking at www.justaddtickets.co.uk  Click to buy tickets online

Sunday May 27th (12.30pm)

GREATER MANCHESTER

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

with featured soloist

MALCOLM EDMONSTONE (piano)

The concert will involve the performance of ten pieces of music for jazz orchestra, commissioned for the Greater Manchester Commissions Project, composed by established and highly respected big band composers including Mark Nightingale, Iain Ballamy, Clark Tracey, Jami Sheriff, Alex Bone, Alicia Gardener-Trejo, Harrison Maund and Se

Sunday June 24th (12.30pm)

THE AL WOOD QUINTET

original lineup featuring

TREVOR VINCENT (trumpet)

&

AL WOOD (saxophones)

OUR 2018-2019 SEASON BEGINS ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd

Sunday Sept 2nd (12.30pm)

MIDLAND YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

MD John Ruddick, MBE

A welcome return visit from one of the finest youth bands in the UK

 

Sunday Sept 30th (12.30pm)

STRICTLY SMOKIN'

BIG BAND

Strictly Smokiní specialise in performing one of the finest modern swing and jazz shows in the UK. The band create a swinging sound like no other; featuring some of the country's finest musicians alongside a swinging rhythm section, a powerful horn section with charismatic male and female vocalists capable of charming any audience.

Sunday Oct 28th (12.30pm)

 

WENDY KIRKLAND

"PIANO DIVAS"

 

"Proper Jazz piano, excellent band, a very classy debut"                            Dave Gelly, Observer

 

"Refreshing tribute to pianist singers like herself: Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Eliane Elias"

Jazzwise

Sunday Nov 25th (12.30pm)

EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY

BIG BAND

MD PHIL SHOTTON

EHUBB have a vast repertoire of music from the 1930ís to the present day and pride themselves on being a versatile ensemble adapting to the different styles of performance for the various genres of big band music. Alongside the big band vocalist Corinne Andrew provides a touch of glamour to the heady mix of blues, swing, bebop and fusion jazz.

vFRIDAY Dec 28th (12.30pm)

WIGAN CHRISTMAS JAZZ CLUB

   

Join us for our annual post Christmas showcase for Wigan's three young bands - the Schools' Swing Band, the Youth Big Band and the Youth Jazz Orchestra. This festive family day gives the next generation of players a chance to show what they can do.

 

Advance booking at www.justaddtickets.co.ukClick to buy tickets online

 

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