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Pangbourne Jazz Club

Simon Bates, Saxophones

Renowned for his awesome technique and versatility, Simon is as at home leading bands on TV shows as he is in a local jazz club - the reason that the Royal Marines asked him to become their Professor of Saxophone!

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Simon Bates, Saxophones
Simon Bates, Saxophones

Time & Location

05 Feb 2023, 19:30 – 22:00

Pangbourne Jazz Club, Rosewood Hall, 1 Whitchurch Rd, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7BS, UK

About the event

Simon Bates

Renowned for his awesome technique and versatility, Simon is as at home leading bands on TV shows as he is in a local jazz club - the reason that the Royal Marines asked him to become their Professor

of Saxophone!

Playing all musical genres, Simon has performed around the world in a wide variety of settings from the Q.E.2. and Eiffel Tower to Ronnie Scott's and the Albert Hall. He is also a respected band leader having led the 9 piece band on the Johnny Vaughan Tonight Show and many other TV bands. He has been Musical Director for many well known artists including Bette Midler, Rick Astley and Alexander Armstrong. A highlight was conducting the BBC Singers, The Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and assorted celebrity singers for BBC Radio 3's In Tune Christmas Special.

Simon is recognised as one of the country's leading jazz saxophonists and appears regularly at respected UK venues including Ronnie Scott's, The Jazz Cafe, 606 Club, The Bull's Head and the finest jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. He performs regularly with many of the jazz world's biggest stars including John Dankworth, Jamie Cullum, Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd, The Ronnie Scott's All Stars, John Etheridge, Jim Mullen, Don Weller, Eddie Daniels, Cleo Laine, Simply Swing, Dave O Higgins and Sax Appeal.

Rhythm section:

Terry Hutchins guitar, John Deemer bass, Jim Pollard Piano and Brian Greene drums

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