LIVE STREAMING TONIGHT: Craig Wild Big Band - A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson and Alan Downey

Sunday 7th February 2021
Date: Sunday 7th February
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LIVE STREAMING TONIGHT: Craig Wild Big Band - A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson and Alan Downey

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Presenting the #lockdownsessions: live streaming at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club!

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As we progress into 2021, our doors are still closed to live audiences but we continue to present some fantastic live music into the comfort of your own homes.

The show will be at 8pm GMT.  The live stream will appear live here so simply bookmark this page. It is also available directly from our Facebook and our YouTube channel.

Donations: it is important in these uncertain times that these sessions remain free for all to view for now, so we are funding these entirely through donations - please make a donation so we can keep producing these for you, support our artists and live music - thank you! 

Donation link >> https://ko-fi.com/ronniescotts

A Tribute to the trumpet greats of Maynard Ferguson & Alan Downey.

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This concert is a tribute to not only the great Maynard Ferguson but also to British trumpeter/composer, Alan Downey.

Alan played Lead Trumpet for Maynard and also wrote some of his biggest hits, the most noticeable: ‘Give it One.’

Before Alan Downey passed away he wrote three tunes for the great Bobby Shew to perform. The manuscripts for these have only recently been found by Bobby and he sent them to Craig to be played for the first time ever.

Along with these unheard gems we will also test our lockdown chops with our trumpet section performing some of Maynard’s favourite hits.

The band is made up of London’s top session players who are coming together for a concert of exciting, fiery music.

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Trumpets:   Simon Gardner, Andy Greenwood, Tom Walsh, Ryan Quigley

Trombones:   Andy Wood, Pat Hartley, Trevor Mires, Mark Frost

Saxophones:   Sammy Mayne, Simon Marsh, Martin Williams, Adrian Revell, Claire McInerney

Piano:   Jim Watson

Guitar:  Adam Goldsmith

Bass:      Laurence Ungless  

Drums:  Neal Wilkinson 

 

Craig Wild Biog:

Craig has recorded on over 30 films, countless TV shows and adverts, as well as playing on over 50 albums for various artists. He has also been a regular in the West End for the last 21 years playing on over 50 different shows.

Along with other members of his band he has also been a member of the Strictly Come Dancing orchestra for the last 16 series.

He has toured with and recorded for people such as: Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Sir Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra Jr, Dame Shirley Bassey, Dionne Warwick, Michel Legrand, Lisa Stansfield, Take That, Brian May, Seth McFarlane, Barry Manilow, Nancy Sinatra and many more.


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Date: Sunday 7th February
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