OUR NEXT CONCERT - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30th AT 12:30pm - THE BENN CLATWORTHY/NEIL YATES QUINTET (full details on What's On page)

Location: WHELLEY EX-SERVICEMEN'S CLUB, VAUXHALL RD, WIGAN, WN1 3LU 

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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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Our next presentation

Sunday November 30th

THE BENN CLATWORTHY/NEIL YATES QUINTET

BENN CLATWORTHY

(Saxes & Flute)

NEIL YATES

(Trumpet)

JOHN DONALDSON

(Piano)

SIMON THORPE

(Double Bass)

MATT HOME

(Drums)

Bennís distinctive, muscular saxophone/flute and Neil's highly original trumpet sound feature in unique arrangements of standards from Cole Porter to Marvin Gaye, John Coltrane to the Beatles, as well as originals from within the band. The resulting music is rhythmically exciting and highly expressive, drawing on a wide musical heritage from both sides of the Atlantic, with some of the varied reference points being Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.  Benn and Neil have collaborated over many years on a number of projects.
Doors open 11:30am  Show starts 12:30pm Admission: £10 (concessions £9.50, members £9)

WIGAN JAZZ CLUB is based at Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall Road, Wigan WN1 3LU.
Club sessions are normally on the last Sunday lunchtime of each month (September-June) from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Current programme
Throughout the year there are special events - details are published on this site, in our flyers and in Jazz UK magazine.
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 one of our two jazz orchestras - the multi award-winning Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra, and our senior band, the Wigan Jazz Club Big Band.

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