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Simon Spillett Quartet

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

Performers

Simon Spillett
saxophone
Robin Aspland
piano
Alec Dankworth
bass
Clark Tracey
drums

Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as “formidable,” Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet, and has won several awards for his music, including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards (2011), Jazz Journal magazine’s Critic’s Choice CD of the Year (2009) Rising Star in the BBC Jazz Awards (2007) and most recently the Services to British Jazz Award in the 2016 British Jazz Awards.

He has worked with many other celebrated jazz leaders and bands, including Sir John Dankworth and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. He has recorded three albums, Introducing Simon Spillett (Woodville Records, 2007), Sienna Red (Woodville Records, 2008) and Square One (Gearbox Records, 2013), all of which have received highly favourable reviews in both the specialist and national press. His festival, concert and club appearances across the UK have included sold-out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s and the Brecon Jazz Festival and he has broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz-Line Up with his own band.

In 2016, Simon was appointed to the board of patrons of The Jazz Centre UK, alongside Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Cleo Laine, Jools Holland and Van Morrison.

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Concert Duration:
approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

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