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SAMMY RIMINGTON BAND with CUFF BILLET plus special guest BOB WILBER
Wednesday 1 October 2014, From 8.30pm

SAMMY RIMINGTON BAND with CUFF BILLET plus special guest BOB WILBER

Member ticket only - £16
Non-members ticket only– £22
Members dining + ticket– £41
Non-members dining + ticket– £47

Over 18s only

Sammy Rimington´s playing demonstrates the clarinet´s matchless range of funky virtuosity, which makes jazz´s past as real as it´s future

Doors Open 7pm
1st Set 8.30pm
2nd Set 10pm

SAMMY RIMINGTON

He has been an active New Orleans jazz revivalist since the late 1950s.

Rimington played with Barry Martyn in 1959. He started to become a professional musician in 1960 when he joined the band of Ken Colyer. He stayed with Ken Colyer until 1965. That year he moved to the United States, and worked with Big Bill Bissonnette's Easy Rider Jazz Band and the very famous December Band. He made some jazz fusion recordings early in the 1970s, but most of his work has been in the New Orleans jazz vein, playing with Louis Nelson, Big Jim Robinson, Chris Barber, Kid Thomas Valentine, Captain John Handy, and others. He has recorded extensively as a bandleader since the early 1960s. Sammy Rimington's main influences were George Lewis on clarinet and Captain John Handy on altosax.

BOB WILBER

Bob Wilber (born 15 March 1928) is an internationally recognized American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and band leader living in Chipping Campden, England. Although his scope covers a wide range of jazz, Wilber has been a dedicated advocate of classic styles, working throughout his career to present traditional jazz pieces in a contemporary manner. He played with many distinguished jazz leaders in the 1950s and 1960s, including Bobby Hackett, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden and Eddie Condon. In the late 1960s, he was an original member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band, and in the early 70s, of Soprano Summit, a band which gained wide attention. In the late 1970s, he formed the Bechet Legacy Band and remains an active player, composer, and teacher.

Wilber was active in jazz education, including working as director of the Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble. He has written for films, including The Cotton Club.