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Ronnie Bottomley All-star Jazz Orchestra in Wakefield

Ronnie Bottomley All-star Jazz Orchestra
Wakefield Sports Club, Wakefield
Friday 19th January 2018, £14.30

Last at the club in 2015 this band regularly brings huge audiences to their performances. Terrific playing as tight as you'd wish and a host of soloists to satisfy the jazz lover beyond their taste for volume. Membership is a fluid matter but Ronnie has known so many top musicians over so many years that he has an immense pool to call upon. His experience over 5 decades as a performer and educator has gained him respect of his and later generations and he is indefatigable in his composing and arranging which continues unabated.


Trumpets: Neil Morley, Dale Gibson, Cliff Ray, Kim Macari.

Trombones: Lee Hallam, Brian Archer, Kevin Holborough, Chris Hibbard (bass trombone)
Saxes: Rod Mason, Bill Charleson (Altos), Joel Purnell, Riley Stone-Lonergan (Tenors), Stuart Mc Donald (Baritone).

Piano: Graham Hearn

Guitar: Derrick Harris

Bass: Adrian Knowles

Drums: Andrew Bold

So the full-power, musical muscle pieces had their complement in quieter numbersand for anyone unaccustomed to hearing a live big band at this level, the delicacy and precision of both the arrangements and the playing will have been a revelation." Jim Whitman (Jazz Blog) history of

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