Next concert Sunday March 29th at 12:30pm - THE LINLEY HAMILTON QUARTET plus WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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 March 29th 2015

THE LINLEY HAMILTON QUARTET

+  WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

We are delighted to welcome Linley Hamilton back to Wigan. Linley has been a part of the Irish music scene for over twenty years and since then he has juggled a career as a trumpet player with being a BBC Jazz Broadcaster and an educator with Making Music Workshop.There have been many career highlights in the past with significant performances or recordings with Paul Brady, Van Morrison, Foy Vance, Eleanor McEvoy, Jacqui Dankworth, ASIWYFA, Oppenheimer and Gareth Dunlop to name a few, but he is working just as hard as ever these days and is celebrating success with his own recent album 'Taylor Made' with his quartet which features Johnny Taylor piano, Dan Bodwell bass and Dominic Mullen drums. The last five years have seen a concerted effort to reroute himself in Jazz and in 2008 he graduated from DIT Dublin with a 1st Class Masters in Jazz Performance and the celebrated Student Academic Medal. Since then he has embarked on a PhD in Jazz Performance at University of Ulster Magee.

The double bill is completed by our own Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra, making their first Jazz Club appearance of 2015.

Doors open 11:30am  Show starts 12:30pm 
Admission: 11 (concessions 10.50, members and band parents 10)

 
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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