Sandbach School Big Band featuring Kevin Holbrough
Sandbach School Big Band with Special Guest Kevin Holbrough
Friday 13th March
It is with great pleasure that I am able to tell you about a fantastic night of music and entertainment here at Sandbach School.
On Friday 13th March the award winning Sandbach School Big Band will be joined by one of the UK’s leading Jazz trombonists, Kevin Holbrough.
Kevin is senior lecturer at Leeds College of Music on the BA Jazz Pathway, specialising in jazz trombone performance. A highly respected jazz trombonist, freelance musician and educator, Kevin is described by Mark Bassey, Professor of Trombone at The Royal Academy of Music, as ‘a consummate professional- immaculate lead player and fine soloist. Performance highlights include performing on ITV’S The Voice UK with William I Am, Tom Jones, Olly Murs and Jennifer Hudson, other pop and commercial work include tours and performances with Tony Hadley, X Factor finalist Sam Bailey, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Martha Reeves, Jane McDonald, Joe Longthorne, Ronan Keating, Jaki Graham, Ray Quinn, Snake Davis, Martin Fry and ABC. In 2019 Kevin released his debut quartet album “Influences” on the New Jazz record label, performing alongside leading European jazz artists Dave Newton- Piano, Sebastian De Krom- Drums and Zoltan Dekany- Bass.
Noted for his melodic and creative approach to improvisation Kevin has performed at major jazz festivals within the UK and Europe with artists such as Dennis Rollins “Boneyard Group”, The Mingus Big Band, Dave Newton, James Morrison, Mark Nightingale, Trevor Mires, Laura Jurd, Rob McConnell, John LaBarbera, Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Julian Joseph, Derek Watkins and Eric Marienthal.
Throughout the concert, Kevin will be accompanied by the Sandbach School Big Band. In recent years the group has worked with many of the country’s leading musicians including; Georgie Fame; Derek Watkins; Gordon Campbell (Lead trombone BBC Big Band); Matthew Ford (Singer with the John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Big Band and Syd Lawrence Orchestra); Elliot Henshaw (Drummer with Tony Christie); Colin Skinner (Lead Saxophone with the John Wilson Orchestra); Simon Willescroft (Saxophonist with Duran Duran) and Paul Newton (Trumpet with Brand New Heavies and the ‘Billy Elliot’ West End Show). In addition, they have been finalists at the National Festival of Music for Youth (2007 and 2011), undertaken tours of Berlin, New England USA, Istanbul, Singapore and New Zealand and given a performance to two thousand people at the 2007 Primary Proms Concert at Chester Cathedral. For the past 10 years the band performed sell out ‘Viva Las Vegas Nights’ with the fantastic A-Band and last year performed two sell out show of Queens Greatest Hits with members of QEII.
This special concert will start at 7.30pm on Friday 13th March in our Theatre Space with refreshments available from 6.30pm in the Refectory. Tickets are £10 each and available from the Main School Reception on 01270 758870 or here at priorbooking.com
Terms and Conditions
No Admittance Without Ticket
You will not be admitted to this event unless you can present your ticket either printed or on your phone at the door.