Jazz & Meze: Simon Spillett Quartet

Saturday 7th March 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Seated dining from 7pm
  • Performance 8 till 10pm
  • Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Meze Menu served until 9:30pm

"Those of us who have caught him....have been left blinking in disbelief. It's not only his mastery of the tenor saxophone, phenomenal though that is, but the absolute conviction of his playing that is so impressive" - Dave Gelly, The Sunday Observer

"Straight-ahead, high energy jazz is his line and he does it with aplomb" - The Guardian

"Spillett doesn't shake you by the hand so much as grab you by the throat..." - Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings


Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as "formidable," Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet featuring Robin Aspland (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). He 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 in the 2016 British Jazz Awards. Other celebrated jazz leaders and bands with whom he has worked have included Sir John Dankworth, Stan Tracey, Peter King 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.


Simon will be joined for this concert by

Rob Barron (piano) - "One of the most creative & versatile musicians of his generation"

Stuart Barker (bass)

James Bashford (drums)

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Ticket booking

Jazz & Meze: Simon Spillett Quartet

£14.00

£12.00

£10.00

Total £00.00

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  • All seating is allocated by our Maitre d', who will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice. This is not always possible, and for busy events your party may even be split between tables. Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
  • We respectfully ask that you consider fellow listeners and artists by silencing mobile phones and keeping noise to a minimum during performances

DINING ticket

  • These are the premium seats, each one having clear sight lines to the stage.
  • Your ticket purchase guarantees you a seat, which we will allocate.
  • You can request to be seated in Dizzy (raked theatre), Duke (side wall), Monk or Bird (bar stools), Billie (front of stage) or Mingus (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements) Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service. Please note that these tickets are only for those wishing to dine

DINING (Ella/Satchmo) ticket

  • These tickets are for seating in Ella or Satchmo, which are by the windows (please see floor plan). Please note, a few of these seats are restricted view.
  • We will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats on a first come, first served basis. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements)
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service. Please note that these tickets are only for those wishing to dine


GENERAL ADMISSION
tickets

  • These are for standing room only
  • If an event has not sold out of seated tickets, you may be able to occupy spare seating by arrangement with our maitre d’ on the night

GROUP BOOKINGS

  • We are able to cater for bookings of up to 22 people in the area 'Ella' and up to 12 in 'Satchmo'
  • We can also arrange for a standing buffet for more people on request
    Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to discuss your enquiry

SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS
Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

ONLINE TICKETS/ON THE DOOR

  • Online ticket sales finish an hour before the listed start time
  • There are often tickets available on the door, but we would advise purchasing online as events can sell out well in advance

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