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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