Ryan Quigley and Swingshift BB Sun 4 October/Sun 8 November
From Geoff Matthews
The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport will be ringing to two distinctive jazz sounds this coming month. Sunday 4th sees an SMJ matinee concert (starts 2 pm) with our excellent resident Swingshift big band led by saxophonist Phil Shotton tackling the first of two concerts devoted to the legacy of Maynard Ferguson’s music. This ultimate high note trumpet phenomenon left too much music for just one gig! Concert 2 is on Sun 8 November same time same place.
Who else but the great Ryan Quigley would be up to this task and he will be making the journey down from Scotland to assist the band through the snortingly difficult charts. To lead the trombone section we will also welcome from the Beats and Pieces Big Band Mr Simon Lodge.
Later in the month-Sunday 18th evening (starts 8 pm) we will welcome from Los Angeles that superb London born saxophonist Benn Clatworthy with his quintet which includes Neil Yates (tmpt), John Donaldson (pno), Simon Thorpe (bass) and drummer Matt Home. The Clatworthy-Yates partnership has before, and we are sure will again produce some world class jazz.
Tickets for both gigs from 01704 541790 – office hours.
Full details www.jazzinsouthport.co.uk
The Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport PR8 1RB.