Sunday 5th May 2013
£12.00 - £18.00
Digby Fairweather (trumpet/vocals)
Julian Marc Stringle (clarinet, reeds, vocals)
Nick Dawson (piano/vocals)
Dominic Ashworth (guitar)
Len Skeat (double bass)
What could be better than coming on down for a Sunday roast and a bit of top-notch jazz in the best jazz club in the world!
The format of the show will run approximately to the following schedule with the band performing 2 sets of 45 minutes.
12pm: Doors open
1pm-1.45pm: Main Act
2.15-3pm: Main Act
4pm: Doors Close
Food and drink will be served throughout (not compulsory). Tickets on sale now.
The ever popular Bobby Hackett influenced cornetist and singer Digby Fairweather with his all-star group featuring Digby (trumpet-cornet/vocals) Julian Marc Stringle (reeds) Nick Dawson (piano/vocals)Len Skeat (double bass) and Neil Bullock (drums).
Digby Fairweather played the cornet semi-professionally from l971 with British bands including Alex Welsh, Ron Russell and Lennie Hastings and took up jazz fulltime in l977 working (amongst others) with the ‘Midnite Follies Orchestra’ ‘Velvet’ and the ‘Pizza Express All Stars’. From l983 he led a variety of projects including the ‘Jazz Superkings’ ‘The Great British Jazz Band’ and (from l995) his award-winning Half Dozen which toured with George Melly (2003-7) Paul Jones (2207-present), and which has won the British Jazz Award – the ‘Jazz Oscar’ - for top small group for seven years (2005/6/8/9/10/11/12).
Digby’s awards include 'BBC Jazz Society Musician of the Year (l979) British Jazz Award (trumpet/1992) ‘Services to jazz’ (1993/95) and Freedoms of London (1992)his hometown Southend-on-Sea in their Millennium Role of Honour for AD 2000 and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Medal (2011) .
His related activities include founding the charity 'Jazz College' with pianist Stan Barker (l979) the National Jazz Archive/Association of British Jazz Musicians (l987) and Musicians' Union Jazz Section (l992).
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