Gig Guide April 2020

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Saturday 4th April 2020 JP Big Band with Luca Nanning – Cystic Fibrosis Charity Evening. Steyning Grammar School, BN44 3RX, 19:30-22:00.

Cancelled due to Coronavirus – if you have bought tickets these will be valid when the gig is rescheduled.

“The JP Big Band are back for their 3rd charity concert in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Joining us on stage is the amazing vocalist Luca Manning! Rising Star Award Winner at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018, Jazz Newcomer of the year” Nominee Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019 and Rising Star” Nominee British Jazz Awards 2019. Along with the brilliant Bryony Prior on vocals, Trumpeter to the stars Paul Newton and Milestones Big Band Leader Michael Wilson.”

Tickets are available from the Steyning Bookshop on 01903 812062 or at

Sunday 5th April 2020 The Steve King Big Band at the Stafford Jazz Society, The White Eagle Club, Riverway, ST16 3TH

Sunday 19th April 2020 Mike Lovatt with The Nottingham Jazz Orchestra at The Federation Club, Nottingham, NG5 1BH, 20:00-22:30

“Mike Lovatt is a UK virtuoso trumpeter, recording artist, sought after teacher and musical director who is internationally recognized for his wide ranging stylistic ability. He is Principal Trumpet of the Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra, the BBC Big Band, Superbrass, Andrew Cottee’s Dreamtown Orchestra and is featured as soloist on many film scores including most recently Marvel’s ‘Avengers Endgame’ and the Judy Garland Bio Pic ‘Judy’ and is also Lead trumpet with Seth MacFarlane’s Los Angeles based Big Band.”