Families invited to ‘morale boosting’ Wilmslow concert

Households are invited to a ‘morale boosting’ large band concert in Wilmslow.

Altrincham-centered DGK Significant Band are placing on a evening of high quality music at the Wilmslow Grove Athletics & Social Club this Sunday.

The evening will be a excellent option for people who delight in swing dancing to strut their things as nicely as those live performance-goers who like to look at and listen.

DGK director, Andrew Turnbull, reported: “We have a mixture of swing classics from the likes of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Depend Basie along with a range of other tunes such as Latin influences and soundtrack product.

“The club the place the live performance is currently being held has a sprung floor so that could make sure you dancers. But, genuinely, there is anything for every person.”

The 17-piece band contains Edward Kainyek – saxophone chief – who has made a title on the Manchester/North West jazz scene, alongside other founded players and new expertise.

Andrew: ‘Ed is a good saxophonist so he leads the saxes very well and does fantastic solos. We also have Sam Lightwing who is a fantastic tenor soloist now finding out at the RNCM and John Sandham who is an proven Jazz bassist and double bassist in the regional scene.

“There is certainly also Tom Barbour who is an absolute whizz on the keyboards. And not forgetting our drummer, Phil Ragsdell who is coming all the way from the Scottish Highlands to get aspect.

“Phil has labored with the band in excess of the yrs so I know him perfectly. He’s the consummate expert.”

The DGK huge band started in 2013 and has been promoting concerts considering the fact that then.

Andrew concedes the final two years have been tough in phrases of rehearsals and concert events but is happy to see matters back again on monitor.

He added: “We started out rehearsing in Altrincham once again from late July. We did reduce a handful of players in the interim: due to relocations, other commitments and sadly, a person of our trombonists is suffering the effects of very long Covid.

“But we are bouncing back, dare I say, with a spring or swing in our move.”

Any individual interested in attending the concert is suggested to acquire tickets in progress from the eventbrite internet site.

Doorways open up at the Grove Avenue club from 7pm on December 19, forward of an 8pm commence.

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