Sax man Simon Spillett at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:54 16 October 2011

Sax man Simon Spillett will be performing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Sax man Simon Spillett will be performing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

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TENOR sax man Simon Spillett makes a welcome return to Herts Jazz at Campus West tonight (Sunday), this time featuring Australian bassist Danny Moss Jr on his UK tour.

Described in Jazz Review as “a formidable musician and composer playing and writing in an uncompromising hard bop style”, Spillett has risen meteorically in the past few years to become one of the most dynamic and distinctive tenor saxophonists on the UK jazz scene.

A regular member of The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, boasting some of the most formidable names in British jazz, he has accompanied stars including veteran jazz singer Jon Hendricks, pop icons Will Young, Mick Hucknall, Andrea Corr and Sharleen Spiteri, as well as vocalist Monica Mancini.

Simon will be playing with Danny Moss Jr on bass in WGC this evening from 7.45pm in the Hawthorne Studio.

An unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown, Danny, who lives in Australia, has toured the UK regularly for many years playing with his sadly missed father, saxophonist Danny Moss.

With Dave Chamberlain switching from bass to guitar for this tour, they are also joined by John Critchinson on piano and Clark Tracey on drums.

Tickets cost £11 is booked online at www.welhat.gov.uk/cw – click on Campus West Link above.

They are £13 on the door, £8 for club members and just £5 for students and under-21s.

* The Derek Nash Quartet celebrate the release of new CD Joyriding at Herts Jazz on Sunday, October 23.

Derek is a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, has led Sax Appeal for more than 30 years and is a member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion.


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