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June 2017

Picnic Brass – Golborne Brass Band

Sunday, 25th June @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Bring along your picnic, set your blanket on the ground and enjoy the music of local brass bands. An afternoon combining traditional brass sounds and the historic and beautiful surroundings of Haigh Woodland Park. A great family event. All Woodland Park attractions open as normal during each performance. Set 1 – 1.00pm. Set 2 – 2.30pm

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Julian Dawson In Concert with special guest Katie Spencer

Friday, 30th June @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wigan Parish Church, Wrightington Street
Wigan, WN1 United Kingdom

Our last concert before our short summer break features the amazing talent of Julian Dawson. It will be held in the Crawford Chapel of Wigan Parish Church. Songwriter, singer, musician, author and producer…Julian recently celebrated his 40th year on stage and is still actively pursuing ‘the best job in the world’ with undiminished vigour. Last year’s acoustic solo CD Living Good, produced in Nashville by soul legend Dan Penn, was his 23rd album. A quirk in his career path has…

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Stillia/ Saytr Play / Pennylands/ James Knowles

Friday, 30th June @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE // DOORS 7:30pm ENTRY £4 ADV // £5 ON THE DOOR BAILIFF BAR // THE OLD COURTS // WIGAN STILLIA + SAYTR PLAY with support from BROTHERS OF MINE, PENNYLANDS, and JAMES KNOWLES 18+ ONLY – DON’T FORGET YOUR ID. We’re excited to say that local lads done good STILLIA and Manchester based 4-piece SAYTR PLAY will be co-headlining The Bailiff Bar for an FNL Special. Stillia’s forthcoming album has been hailed by Radio 2’s Janice Long…

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July 2017

Keep It Cash – The leading Johnny Cash tribute band

Saturday, 1st July @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny CASH on the planet … That is what they say about Keep it Cash. The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings. Keep it Cash proudly centre their tribute show around the uncanny natural sound-alike quaility of Dave…

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WIJF: Jools Holland And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Thursday, 6th July @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Jools Holland OBE DL was born Julian Miles Holland on 24th January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London. From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his rhythm and blues orchestra and selling millions of records this century, it is his passion for music that has made Jools Holland into a doyen of the music scene. At the age of 15, Jools was introduced to Glenn Tilbrook…

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WIJF: New York Brass Band

Friday, 7th July @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival NEW YORK BRASS BAND are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans-inspired brass band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York, the band has been rocking weddings, burning up festivals and smashing sports events since 2011 and – following last year’s amazing appearance – we’re glad to have them back in Wigan again! NYBB is a powerful team of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians packing an arsenal of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone…

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WIJF: Jam Experiment

Friday, 7th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Jam Experiment are a young jazz quintet that are based in London. They won the 2014 Jazz North Introduces Scheme, shortly after their debut gig supporting Liane Carroll. They have played at leading jazz festivals across the UK, leaving audiences in awe. The lineup includes the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone. Expect an energetic approach of original compositions and arrangements. The line-up of the band is…

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Beer, Cider & Sausage Festival

Friday, 7th July @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Tap n Barrel, 16 Jaxon's Court
Wigan, WN1 1LR United Kingdom

Beer, Cider and Sausage Festival. Dates: 7th, 8th and 9th July Times: Friday 12pm to 12am Saturday 12am to 12.30pm Sunday 1pm to 10pm The Tap n Barrel hosts its fourth beer festival. Ten hand pulled Real Ales, eight Still Ciders and of course not forgeting the Tap n Barrel Sausages. Live entertainment in the courtyard/beer garden.

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WIJF: The Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling

Friday, 7th July @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival The partnership brings together saxophonist Branford Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner each with bold personalities, equally intense in both musical and verbal exchanges, with the voice of one of the world’s most gifted vocalists, a true jazz musician, Kurt Elling. The voice of Elling is an instrument unto itself, displaying an absolute mastery of Jazz style, from playful scat to poignant melancholy. He is showcased here not…

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WIJF: Late Night In The Jazz Lounge: Ginger Tunes

Friday, 7th July @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Ginger Tunes are a Merseyside based band lead by Mike Smith. The band was formed in 2009 for the Manchester jazz festival, and have been regularly recording and gigging ever since. Known for their catchy tunes and infectious humour, the group transcend many genres and appeal to all tastes in the jazz idiom. They have performed at most of the major festivals in the UK, and their popularity is reflected in over 15…

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WIJF: Nag Champa

Saturday, 8th July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Nag Champa describe themselves as an unsigned 7 piece band based in Leeds, with members hailing from across the north of England and London. In late 2016 they released their self-titled debut EP which was well received both by fans and critics alike: “For a first release this is an accomplished set of songs and performances which highlights great potential for bigger things in the future.” – Bill Adamson. Their music spans a…

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WIJF: Wigan Schools Swing Band and Big Band

Saturday, 8th July @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

Free Open Air – Standishgate, Wigan 11 am As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival “What’s the secret to having such a great Youth Jazz Orchestra in Wigan?” This question is asked so frequently and of course, there is no ‘secret’, just a lot of hard work and dedication! Perhaps the single most important factor is that, when learning through Wigan Council Music Service, students are able to experience jazz and big band participation at an early stage in their…

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WIJF: Dave Newton Trio

Saturday, 8th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Dave Newton grew up in Renfrewshire with the piano trio sound of Peterson, Tatum or Garner as an ever-present feature in the Newton household. After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 1979, he rapidly became a much sought after pianist teaming up with Alan Barnes, guitarist Martin Taylor and saxophonist Don Weller. Currently, Newton is a member of the Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet; leads the trio backing Claire Martin and Ray Gelato’s…

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Beer, Cider & Sausage Festival

Saturday, 8th July @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Tap n Barrel, 16 Jaxon's Court
Wigan, WN1 1LR United Kingdom

Beer, Cider and Sausage Festival. Dates: 7th, 8th and 9th July Times: Friday 12pm to 12am Saturday 12am to 12.30pm Sunday 1pm to 10pm The Tap n Barrel hosts its fourth beer festival. Ten hand pulled Real Ales, eight Still Ciders and of course not forgeting the Tap n Barrel Sausages. Live entertainment in the courtyard/beer garden.

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WIJF: Lancashire Schools Big Band & Youth Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, 8th July @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival The future of jazz in Lancashire is in good shape in the hands of these two dynamic youth ensembles. As part of the jazz orchestras, young musicians experience a wide range of music, and their diverse programme takes you right from 1940s Big Band classics, through modern big band arrangers such as Bob Mintzer and Frank Mantooth, to reworkings of contemporary pop tunes. Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra was founded over 40 years ago…

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WIJF: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Saturday, 8th July @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival   Born and raised in Oakland, California, Ambrose Akinmusire was educated at Berkeley High School, Manhattan School of Music, University of Southern California, and went on to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles, where he studied with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard.   In 2007 Akinmusire won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, The same year he also won the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo…

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Custard Pie – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Saturday, 8th July @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

CUSTARD PIE A Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Free Entry

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WIJF: Têtes de Pois

Sunday, 9th July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Têtes de Pois are a ‘genre-bending 8-piece instrumental piece band’ (Lubi Jovanovic) based in Leeds. Their music draws from jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and afrobeat, taking shape most often as instrumental original tunes, along with the occasional vocal number and cover. Formed in 2016 at Leeds College of Music, Têtes have gigged extensively in the surrounding area and released their debut EP, The E Pea, on the 25th of February 2017. Personnel: Harry Fowler…

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WIJF: Odette

Sunday, 9th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

As Part of Wigan International Jazz Festival Odette spent four years travelling the world, paying her way by working as a singer on cruise ships. Using her free time on those long voyages to concentrate on her playing and writing, she returned from her travels with a collection of songs which form her debut album, “A Shake Of The Hand”. Odette’s travels have fundamentally influenced the sound of her music. These songs do not sit entirely in any particular genre,…

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Beer, Cider & Sausage Festival

Sunday, 9th July @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Tap n Barrel, 16 Jaxon's Court
Wigan, WN1 1LR United Kingdom

Beer, Cider and Sausage Festival. Dates: 7th, 8th and 9th July Times: Friday 12pm to 12am Saturday 12am to 12.30pm Sunday 1pm to 10pm The Tap n Barrel hosts its fourth beer festival. Ten hand pulled Real Ales, eight Still Ciders and of course not forgeting the Tap n Barrel Sausages. Live entertainment in the courtyard/beer garden.

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