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Southport Melodic Jazz Club

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Jazz on a Winter's Weekend 2016

5th-7th Feb 2016

The 12th Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend festival will take place on 5th-7th Feb 2016 at The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport.

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Upcoming Club Gigs

Sunday 13th December 2015

Christmas Special

Combined ticket for both gigs £25 Members £24

2 p.m.

Frank Sinatra Centenary Celebration

Frank Sinatra Centenary Celebration

Matinée - Swingshift Big Band

with special guest David Knopov

“David has the timing, the phrasing and the swagger of Sinatra. For my money he’s the best” -  Bill Nighy

SMJC members:

8 p.m.

Barnes - Kofi Aggregation

Barnes - Kofi Aggregation

This exiting new band showcases the contrasting alto saxophone talents of the co-leaders. Kofi is a heavier toned, blues drenched wailer of the Jackie McLean School, whilst Barnes has taken the lighter, crisply articulated phrasing of Art Pepper as his guiding light. Put the two different approaches together and the chemistry is instantly explosive, producing some of the most committed, yet accessible, hard swinging music around. Rod Youngs (drums) & relative newcomer Adam King (bass) create a tight and driving force behind the amiable but intense front line exchanges, and John Turville (piano) is superb in ensemble and solos.

Alan Barnes
Tony Kofi
Rod Youngs
Adam King
John Turville
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