Newport Jazz Club


Jazz at the Apollo meets Jazz at the Philharmonic

30th October 2019

Sunday saw Newport Jazz Club re-visit the heady days of the 1940's and the legendary Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts promoted by Norman Granz.

Leading the front line was trombonist Mark Nightingale who has recently been nominated for best trombonist in the 2019 British Jazz Awards. Opening with a rousing version of Blues in the Closet followed by the Chick Webb signature tune Stompin' at the Savoy the audience were treated to a feast of excellence as the front line treated us to some excellent solos before each having individual feature numbers later in the set.

Rounding off the 10 number set with the Ellington band favourite Take the A Train it was a very satisfied audience who were further treated to a splendid finale with another Ellington favourite Cottontail.

Sharing front line honours were trumpeter Andy Urquart together with our very own Gary Plumley on sax and Nick Page on guitar. Rounding up the line-up was Terry Seabrook on piano, Mike Whitehead on bass and Bill Wills on drums.

Jazz at the Apollo meets Jazz at the Philharmonic

The next concert is on Sunday 17th November and features the Ben Holder Trio. The concert starts at 3.00pm at the Apollo Theatre, Pyle Street, Newport and tickets are available from Gerry Cullis on 730601 or Bill Wills on 523879.