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“In 1961, Bobby Wellins was inspired to compose The Culloden Moor Suite after reading John Prebble’s vivid account of the last pitched battle on British soil. Fifty years later, Bobby Wellins and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra joined forces to re-create … Continue reading
Live gig and documentary – Chichester Cinema at New Park. Live Gig: JAZZ SUITE: STAN TRACEY’S UNDER MILK WOOD The Undoubted major jazz work ever conceived in the UK, this classic piece is now rarely performed in its entirety. Stan … Continue reading
25th July – The Verdict, Brighton (see diary for full details) 20th August – Chichester Park Cinema Film Festival with special jazz documentary, details coming soon. 30th August – 606 Club, London. More to come!
In 2010, independent film-maker Gary Barber started working on a documentary about Bobby’s life and career. Gary first met and interviewed Bobby ten years previously and says he was “enchanted by his stories, lyrical voice and his passion for music”. The … Continue reading
The 27th British Jazz Awards 2013 organised by Big Bear Music took place in the Jewellery Quarter Improvment District in Birmingham on 10th July. See full results and nominees in all categories on Big Bear’s website.
The 606 Club will be celebrating 25 years at Lots Road with a 12-day festival involving 42 bands. Bobby will be playing with Don Weller as part of the festival. Here’s a short interview with Bobby on his … Continue reading
Bobby returns to Peterborough Jazz Club as guest to Tim Lapthorn’s Trio. “Tim Lapthorn is one of the most emotional piano players in Europe. His album ‘Natural Language’ is a thing of great beauty”. Ian Shaw “Lapthorn can really execute … Continue reading