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AUG/SEPT ’17 FEATURES

All the latest news, views and developments in the jazz world: 
 

 Wishing you a Happy New Year
from all at JAZZWESTMIDS

On Sunday 25th of February Don Mather will present a Concert with his new band SwingShift, at the newly refurbished Jaguar club, Coventry. The star guest is Frank Griffith. from Oregon in the USA He has played with the Bands of Mel Lewis and Mel Torme and has been a featured soloist with the Pete Cater band in the UK. He has also recorded with his own Big Band using many of his own arrangements.

His arranging skills have resulted in commissions from many artists and they include a composition calledthe Coventry Suite which was commissioned by the Coventry Jazz Festival.

Date for your diary: New Jazz Club at Knowle Royal British legion, is putting on an all day Knowle JazzFest on Saturday 21st April. 11.30am - 11pm. Great line up:
Whisky Brothers, Spats langham’s Hot Fingers, Martin Litton’s Red Hot Peppers Boogie-Woogie:

Oxfam Stomp raised very nearly £2,000, the organisers wish to thank all the bands, individual musicians, volunteers on the doors, and the fans who turned up to make it such a success: it will be continuing on 4th January next year.

Keep Jazzin’      
               Stella  

Art Blakey tribute at Warwick

DonSunday 25th of February at 12.30pm
SWINGSHIFT

Don Mather’s New Band with Special Guest Frank Griffith is at the Jaguar Sports and Social Club, Browns Lane, Coventry, CV5 9DR

Don’s New Band has many well-known local musicians including, Dave Speedy, Dave Goodwin, Roger Key, Gary Lloyd, Patrick Hogan ,and the Midlands No1 Drummer Garry Allcock. Guest, Frank Griffith, who hails from Oregon in the USA, has been lecturing at Brunel University in the UK for some years and during that time has led bands small and large at Concert Halls and Jazz Clubs throughout the UK. Whilst in the USA he played with the Bands of Mel Lewis and Mel Torme and has been a featured soloist with the Pete Cater band in the UK.

He has also recorded with his own Big Band using many of his own arrangements. His arranging skills have resulted in commissions from many artists and they include a composition called the Coventry Suite which was commissioned by the Coventry Jazz Festival.

He is a very accomplishes and exciting Clarinet playeras well as a superb Tenor Saxophone stylist.

More info. don.mather@btinternet.com or 02476 715395


Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival presents the
JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATION DINNER
At Birmingham Conference & Events Centre
Holiday Inn, Hill Street B5 4EW
On Thursday 26th April 2018 from 7pm
Featuring The Kings of Swing:
KING PLEASURE & THE BISCUIT BOYS
Part of their 30th Anniversary International Tour
King pleasure
The Classmates Barbershop Quartet
&
Digby Fairweather

Tickets are £40, including a three course dinner
To book, email festival@bigbearmusic.com
or phone 0121 454 7020
All proceeds go to the Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival


BOOK A BAND


 

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