February 13, 2020
8pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm)
Welcome back to Smokey Joe’s Jazz Club! We are delighted to bring back the amazing saxophonist, Simon Spillett, as our guest of the month. Simon continues to make huge waves around the world, playing at jazz festival and clubs, profiling his incredible virtuosity. His incredible talent has been rewarded by the accolade of many awards, including BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star, Jazz Journal's Critics' Choice album of the Year, British Jazz Awards Top Tenor Saxophonist, and many others.
Jazz aficionados know about Simon’s knowledge of hard bop saxophonist Tubby Hayes, and he draws on the music of Tubby Hayes and many more, with a fire and passion for high-energy jazz playing. Simon has worked with many celebrated jazz leaders and bands including Sir John Dankworth, Stan Tracey, Peter King and The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, and he has recently been appointed to the Board of Patrons of The Jazz Centre UK, alongside Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Cleo Laine, Jools Holland and Van Morrison.
Joining Simon, we have the immense creative talent of drummer, Chris Nickolls, the exciting passion of pianist, Alex Steele, and the beautiful craftmanship of amazing bassist, James Agg. An incredible quartet of high energy and creativity. Not to be missed!
Looking forward to seeing you!
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