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WJC: Zoe Gilby Trio + Omega Big Band

Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club 180 Vauxhall Road, Wigan

A great double bill Zoe Gilby Trio "a mix of intelligent original songs and innovative arrangements of tunes by both jazz and pop composers..." The Jazz Mann The Omega Big Band leader - Dave Holden The repertoire of the band includes classic Big Band charts and others perhaps slightly less well-known but sure to become […]

Wigan Jazz Festival – Launch & Sponsors Evening

The Village on the Green Aspull, Wigan

Wigan Jazz Festival - new beginnings and a new venue for 2019! Thursday 31st Jan at Village On The Green in Aspull 6pm - Welcome drinks, food and an introduction to the festival 7.30pm - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra 9pm - Keith Rae Trio and Phill Sutton   Tickets are only £5 - reserve by […]

David Hitchen, Richard Halliwell, Duncan Winfield & Dan Whieldon Trio

Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club 180 Vauxhall Road, Wigan

This show brings together three of the finest players to emerge from the ranks of Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. DAVID HITCHEN joined WYJO at age 13 and rapidly progressed to NYJO. At age 24, having already spent 2 years with Monte Carlo orchestras, he joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a trumpeter & MD. Since […]

The Quentin Collins Sextet

Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club 180 Vauxhall Road, Wigan

One of the hardest-working internationally-renowned jazz trumpet players, Quentin Collins has formed a band with an all-star line-up: QUENTIN COLLINS “A Trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach”…MOJO Magazine TONY KOFI “There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.”… Jazzwise “Passionate… superb… heartfelt” …The Guardian BRANDON ALLEN “Brandon […]

Gaz Hughes Sextet

Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club 180 Vauxhall Road, Wigan

February’s Jazz Club features the GAZ HUGHES SEXTET playing ART BLAKEY. The sextet contains some of the UK’s finest and most popular players: Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, Dean Masser, Andrzej Baranek, Ed Harrison Most recently, Gaz has recorded his first album as band leader. The album features the music of the late, great Art Blakey […]