12th December | Doors 7pm, Performance 8pm | £12 adv, £15 on door | Students £5 adv, £10 on door (bring ID)
Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who has been making huge waves around the world. He plays at festivals and concert venues around the world, he’s an award winner (BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star, Jazz Journal’s Critics’ Choice album of the Year, British Jazz Awards Top Tenor Saxophonist, and many others). Jazz aficionados know about Simon’s knowledge of hard bop saxophonist Tubby Hayes, and he draws on the music of Tubby Hayes and many more, with a fire and passion for high-energy jazz playing. Simon has worked with many celebrated jazz leaders and bands including Sir John Dankworth, Stan Tracey, Peter King and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, and he has recently been appointed to the Board of Patrons of The Jazz Centre UK, alongside Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Cleo Laine, Jools Holland and Van Morrison. He is a man of immense energy and creativity, and it is a great delight to welcome Simon to Chapel Arts. Simon will be joined by the brilliantly creatrive Tommy Scott on piano. Not to be missed!
About Jazz at the Chapel
We are delighted to launch a brand-new jazz programme at Chapel Arts. Once each month, we will showcase the best of international jazz talent, featuring musicians from the UK, Europe, USA and beyond. In the unique acoustic space of Chapel Arts, we are thrilled to present a series of duo jazz performances. For our first programme, our performances will be convened and hosted by local jazz pianists, Alex Steele and Tommy Scott. They will appear at the piano to perform alongside a fantastic array of international jazz guests.