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Top brass heavyweights will perform jazz night spectacular
9:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
NEXT up for Meeting House music, an All Star Jazz Night promises a real night to remember in Ilminster.
Repeat British Jazz Award winners, The Dave Newton trio, are gearing up for a night of jazz, flanked by three of the UK’s best instrumentalists in the genre line – trumpeter Bruce Adams, tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett, and Mark Nightingale on trombone.
The man himself, Dave Newton, is well-known as one of the heavyweights of the British jazz scene, voted eleven times over for the Best Jazz Pianist gong in the British Jazz Awards.
Inspired by Django Reinhardt, the master of gypsy jazz, aged just 7, Bruce Adams took up the guitar, then swiftly onto trumpet, playing his first gig after five months’ playing, performing as a double act with his dad, and onto the Best Soloist Prize in the BBC Big Band Competition.
Simon Spillett, meanwhile, has been dubbed “a fiery saxophonist in the mould of the late Tubby Hayes", and “formidable” with his “uncompromising Hard Bop style”. He’s been made three times winner of the UK Jazz Poll.
AT 9, Mark Nightingale began his playing career, winning the Don Lusher Award at 15, and soon onto London’s Trinity College of Music. His trombone has been heard with Steely Dan, among a tonne of other bands.
The All Star Jazz Special starts at 8pm next Friday, October 25.
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