NEXT CONCERT -  STARTS AT 12.30pm ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24TH WITH  GORDON VERNICK & WIGAN Y.J.O.  - SEE WHAT'S ON PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS

 

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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. The Club meets monthly on the last Sunday of each month from September to June, with occasional additional special events. They support and give a performance platform to Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. The Club is closely associated with the annual Wigan International Jazz Festival. Both Wigan Jazz Club and Wigan International Jazz Festival are now run by The Music Continuum, whose website is at https://musiccontinuum.co.uk/.

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N  SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24th, 12.30pm, AT WHELLEY EX-SERVICEMEN'S CLUB  

 

 

GORDON VERNICK

with

WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Musical Director DAVE LITTLE

 

 

Dr.Gordon Vernick is an Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University. As a professional trumpet player, he has performed in all musical mediums from symphony orchestra to jazz quartet and has free¨lanced all over the world. He is director of the GSU Faculty Jazztet which performs regularly in Atlanta and has appeared at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the High Museum Jazz Series, the International Association for Jazz Education Conference and many other venues in the southeast. He has performed with such world-renown jazz artists as Kenny Werner, Clare Fischer, John Hart, Kevin Hays, Conrad Herwig, Marc Copland, Randy Brecker, Paul McCandless, and many others. As a jazz clinician he has served residencies and performed at conservatories, schools and universities in the USA and worldwide. His podcasts, Jazz Insights, are available on I-Tunes and have been featured on a number of websites including the New York Times and have been downloaded over 12 million times since May 2009. 

 

For this concert Gordon will be performing playing with a small group, as well as playing with and directing our own Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. This will be the first chance to see the latest lineup of the band, which year after year has proved to be a 'conveyor belt' of talented young players, many of whom have joined the professional ranks and become mainstays of the local, national and international jazz and big band scene.

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

Admission (£13 non-members, £12 WJC members) 

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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
Concerts are open to both members and non-members.
The Club is closely associated with the world-renowned Wigan International Jazz Festival
Several club sessions each season feature our own jazz orchestra - the multi award-winning Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

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