From Alan White at Wigan Jazz Club
For the final concert of our 2015-16 Season, we are delighted to welcome the renowned Scottish vocalist Todd Gordon on 26 June. Todd has established a reputation as one of the best interpreters of the Great American Songbook, earning praise from critics, other musicians and writers. At last year's Edinburgh International Festival Fringe he played a marathon 24 nights! David Jones of the London jazz Festival wrote that “Todd strips away all the cabaret and show biz veneer and gets to the very heart of the lyrics of the American Songbook” .
Todd's current show, which he will be presenting at Wigan, is entitled "Going Gaga Over Tony - Todd Gordon sings Tony Bennett". His interpretation of songs associated with Tony Bennett is sure to appeal to an audience wider than pure jazz fans, and non-members are most welcome.
The venue is Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club in Vauxhall Road, Wigan, WN1 3LU. Doors open at 11.30am for a 12.30pm start, The bar will be open and hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes on sale. Admission is £11 for non-members, £10.50 for concessions and £10 for members - pay on the door. Full details of this and all of our concerts can be found at www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk .
This year Wigan Jazz Club are playing a key roll in organising the Wigan International Jazz Festival - now in its 31st year. We believe that this year's programme is outstanding - including artists of the calibre of Georgie Fame, Guy Barker Big Band, Eric Marienthal, the Big Chris Barber Band, Andy Prior, SK2 Jazz Orchestra and the N.A.T.O. Jazz Orchestra, The Festival runs from July 7th - 10th at the Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre. Tickets are now on sale and full details are on the website above. We are working hard to ensure that the Festival continues in future years - why not make the trip to Wigan and play your part!