SOLD OUT - Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's 100th Birthday - Bobby Shew with the Denny Ilett Big Band

Sunday 12th March 2017
Date: Sunday 12th March Ticket Prices: £25.00 - £42.50
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Date:

Sunday 12th March 2017

Doors open time

First House
18:30

Ticket Prices:

£25.00 - £42.50

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Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's 100th Birthday - Bobby Shew with the Denny Ilett Big Band

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Legendary jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew who made his name in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, rooming and playing with legendary Charlie Shavers and went on to play with Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner, Benny Goodman to name just a few. - teams up with the superb big band led by DENNY ILETT


Born Albuquerque, NM. Started guitar at age eight but switched to trumpet at age ten. At age twelve, asked to play in a local “dance band” for weddings and dance gigs. Discovered improvisation at first rehearsal. The rest is history!!

Spent summers after high school in New York City listening to the great jazz masters. Attended the first two years of Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Clinics in Bloomington , IND. Able to study under Don Jacoby, Conte Candoli, Johnny Richards, John LaPorta, Shelly Manne, etc. Attended UNM for two years studying Architecture and Commercial Art. Drafted into Army, assigned as jazz soloist to NORAD BAND in Colorado Springs. After service, moved to NYC and joined Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, rooming and
playing with legendary Charlie Shavers. After Dorsey, went to Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner, Benny Goodman. Settled in Las Vegas for 7 years playing top show bands in casinos. 1972 moved to Los Angeles and became a first-call studio musician as well as continuing to play on big bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ed Shaughnessy, Bill Berry, and Nat Pierce-Frank Capp Juggernaut.

Line-up confirmed:

Bobby Shew - trumpet

Denny Ilett - guitar/arranger/conductor

Simon Gardner - trumpet

Jonny Bruce - trumpet

Andy Hague - trumpet

Nick Malcolm - trumpet

Ian Bateman - trombone

Jon Hopes - trombone

Liam Treasure - trombone

Justin Pavey - trombone

Ben Waghorn - alto sax/flute

Kevin Figes - alto sax/flute

Jake McMurchie - tenor sax

Andy Williamson - tenor sax

Ruth Hammond - baritone sax/flute

Dan Moore - piano

Sebastien Girardot - bass

Julie Saury - drums


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Date: Sunday 12th March Ticket Prices: £25.00 - £42.50
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