Last Show: Wednesday 8 th March 2017
Bobby Shew has toured the world as a trumpet soloist and as an ambassador for his love of Jazz music. His accreditations even before his soloist career are enviable: the orchestras of Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Toshiko-Tabackin Orchestra and many others. Also years of playing in the recording studios of Los Angeles, including playing/recording the many recognisable theme tunes from American TV programs. His history of Educational excellence and residencies and all round knowledge of the art of trumpet playing and Jazz reading and improvisation is second-to-none, and resulted in numerous Lifetime Achievement/Contribution awards. As a soloist he has toured the world and produced highly acclaimed Grammy nominated Albums, and delighted audiences with playing and connection with every audience large or small. Dave Newton is a renowned British jazz pianist, who in 2014 was voted ‘Best Jazz Pianist’ in the British Jazz Awards for the thirteenth. He was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003.