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  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017

    Spirit of Stephane Grappelli & Django Reinhardt

     

    Mike Piggott

    Mike Piggott - violin

    Nils Solberg - guitar

    Jeff Green - guitar

    Alan Morgan – double bass

     

    Mike Piggott   currently  guests  at  festivals  and jazz  clubs  in the  UK  and abroad,  including  an  appearance  as a member of Martin Taylor's "Spirit  of Django"  at  the  Xabia  Jazz  Festival  in  Spain.  Two shows,   "Grappelli -   A Celebration" and  "Stringing  the  Blues"  have  received  enthusiastic  reviews. Mike's first CD release "Blues for Stuff and Steph", featuring his quartet, has received excellent reviews from music publications in the UK, the USA, Jazz FM and BBC radio's "Jazz Notes". "One of the best Swing Jazz fiddle players anywhere" ~ New York Jazz Times 

    Nils Solberg has been a professional guitarist since the 1970s when he started his career playing Dixieland Jazz in the hotels of the West End of London. He since played with many bands in that genre, notably Dick Charlesworth, Alan Elsdon and Terry Lightfoot, while also performing in the Gypsy Jazz style and was for some time accompanying Nigel Kennedy as well as Bryan Ferry. He is also a singer of great enthusiasm, and an ardent exponent of the "Great American Songbook". Jeff Green over the years Jeff has toured with Nigel Kennedy's 'Wasp Factory’ and with Stephane Grappelli's Quartet, with Martin Taylor. Jeff has recorded albums with diverse musicians such as Ronnie Scott, Mike Osborne and Jim Richardson and has recorded CDs with Brian Dee, Alan Barnes, Tommy Whittle, and most recently with Andy Aitchison.  Alan Morgan originally a guitar player, changed to bass in 1960 and has worked with many musicians in all styles of music.  Some of the musicians Alan has worked with include: Tubby Hayes, Humphrey Lyttelton, Don Rendell, Tommy Whittle, Art Themen and Brian Dee.