Tuesday 2nd November 2021 - East Grinstead Jazz Club with guest on sax Simon Spillett

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 - East Grinstead Jazz Club with guest on sax, Simon Spillett

Jenny Green hosts with guest on sax, Simon Spillett
House Band with Adrian York keys, Paul Whitton Bass with Vince Dunn on Drums.

"Straight-ahead, high energy jazz is his line and he does it with aplomb"
The Guardian

Over his career Simon Spillett has worn almost as many hats as it possible to wear within jazz; multi-award-winning instrumentalist (BBC Jazz Awards, British Jazz Awards), big band leader, recording artist, author, historian, record producer, archivist, magazine columnist, Social Media commentator and latterly blogger.

However, for all these varied skills he identifies most strongly as a powerfully swinging, straight-ahead tenor saxophonist, one capable of taking the audiences who hear him on a roller-coaster ride encompassing everything from energetic bebop and heartfelt balladry. And it’s in this guise that he’s become a solid draw across the UK jazz landscape, regularly playing major festivals (Birmingham, Brecon, Swanage, Southport etc.) and world famous club venues (Ronnie Scott’s).

A charismatic performer, gifted with a dry observational wit, he’s never lost sight of the fact that jazz is entertainment as much as art and whether playing, writing or articulately holding forth on his favourite subject – UK jazz history – he’s an infectiously passionate communicator. 2021 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of his becoming a professional jazzman and it is planned to mark this milestone with a new band, a new book and a much awaited fourth album. 

Doors 7pm Music 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Ticket price in advance £15

Food Available - For Menu go to https://www.theapronbar.co.uk

East Grinstead Jazz Club
The Apron Café, Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Rd,
East Grinstead, RH19 3BS

book in advance to secure table
Tickets in advance £15

 

 

About Jenny Green Sings

From Jenny's early love of pop music, to big band, jazz and acapella, she has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, skill and experience and with her ever expanding repertoire, covering songs from the world of Jazz, swing, to soul Latin and popular standards. Jenny is in great demand as a function singer with her bands and is ideal for weddings & corporate events.