WE ARE BACK - OUR NEW SEASON STARTS AT 12.30pm ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH WITH A LONG-AWAITED RETURN APPEARANCE BY  THE STEVE KING BIG BAND - ONE OF BRITAIN'S VERY BEST BANDS - DON'T MISS IT!

 

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Welcome to the Wigan Jazz Club, bringing quality local, national and international jazz to the North-West of England for over 30 years. We meet monthly on the last Sunday of each month from September to June, with occasional additional special events. We support and give a performance platform to Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra, as well as our own Wigan Jazz Club Big Band. We are closely associated with the annual Wigan International Jazz Festival. WJC has been listed in The Independent as one of the top 50 jazz venues in the UK. Find out what's on, how to join, details of artists, photographs of concerts, how to contact us and links to other sites. 

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N  SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 12.30pm, AT WHELLEY EX-SERVICEMEN'S CLUB  

THE STEVE KING BIG BAND

featuring vocalist LYNN DAWES

      

The band originally started as an offshoot of Steve’s school orchestra, and from these early beginnings as a youth band, the passage of time has, after forty five years turned the Steve King Big Band into one of the Midlands leading exponents of big band music. The current line-up is an eclectic mix of seasoned pros and semi-pros including some of the brightest sparks in the jazz scene today which helps keep the band at the forefront of the burgeoning big band movement.

The band has always known success. Since winning a talent competition with a major brewery in the early days, it has gone from strength to strength, appearing at every major venue in the West Midlands playing for concert and dance engagements including several sell out appearances at Ronnie Scott's. It was amongst the prize winners at the annual Musicians' Union Big Band Contest an unprecedented nine times, winning outright on two occasions. It has released six bestselling albums including its latest CD, “60 NOT OUT”. The band can be heard regularly on many radio stations including several BBC Local Radio stations and Black Country Radio 102.5FM. It has also had tracks played on BBC Radio 3’s “Jazz Record Requests”.

Part of the band's appeal is the wide range of musical styles it plays. A typical concert will encompass anything from Goodman to Goodwin. With a woodwind section that doubles twenty-six instruments between them and a tuba player and tuned percussionist as part of the regular line-up, this band tackles many charts other bands cannot reach! The demanding concert programme features the best big band music of the last 60 years.

Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall Road, Wigan WN1 3LU

Admission (£13, £12.50, £12) 

Pay on door or get online tickets.

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Club sessions are normally on the last Sunday lunchtime of each month (September-June) from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. 
For details of our future programme see What's On page
Throughout the year there are special events - details are published on this site, in our flyers and social media.
Concerts are open to both members and non-members. The concessionary price for members will more than repay the cost of membership. 
The Club is closely associated with the world-renowned Wigan International Jazz Festival, held each July, and members receive advance booking information and concessionary prices. 
Many of the club sessions feature our own jazz orchestra - the multi award-winning Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

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