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Peter King’s Autobiography now published

Peter King,  as many fans will remember, was just a teenager when he played the opening night at Ronnie Scott’s new jazz club in Gerrard Street, London in 1959. He has remained one of the great British saxophonists for the … Continue reading

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Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life

Fans of modern jazz in general, and the tenor saxophone in particular, will need no introduction to Warne Marsh, famously a pupil of the ‘Tristano school’ and long-term collaborator of Lee Konitz and others. A few years ago Safford Chamberlain … Continue reading

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HD Video of Bobby recording his new album

You can see an HD video of the recording session of Bobby’s new album, Time Gentlemen Please by visiting this page on the Trio Records site: http://www.triorecords.co.uk/Bobby_Wellins_Time_Gentlemen_Please.html . To view the video in either high resolution or standard resolution, click … Continue reading

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Bobby Wellins and Wynton Marsalis

I picked up the following alert from Alan Parr on the Jazz West Coast Yahoo Group: I haven’t listened to it yet, but UK listeners may like to know that available on Listen Again for the rest of the week … Continue reading

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Site Updates 19 Feb 2011

I’ve updated the 1960s discography and added a new Youtube video to the Videos page. In the discography, I’ve added a couple of Tommy Watt big band sessions and a new BBC Jazz 625 recording. I’ve also added a couple … Continue reading

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Four new appearances added to the diary

We’ve added four new dates to the diary of forthcoming gigs:  See http://bobbywellins.co.uk/category/events/ They include two coming up later this week, and one at the Bull’s Head with Stan Tracey next week. If you take any nice photos and would … Continue reading

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Bobby’s appearance on BBC Jazz Line Up – listen again for 5 days

You can hear Bobby’s appearance on Jazz Line up for six more days by visiting the programme page on the BBC website and clicking on the Listen Now link. You’ll not only hear the full 30 minute set recorded at … Continue reading

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Bobby at 75 – two new magazine interviews

To celebrate Bobby’s 75th birthday he has been interview for two UK Jazz magazines. You can read the first page of his interview with Mark Gilbert for Jazz Journal (and subscribe) if you go to the Jazz Journal website. Bobby … Continue reading

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Bobby on Jazz Line-Up, BBC R3 Tonight, Sunday 13 Feb 2011

Bobby’s quartet will be featured on Jazz Line-Up, on BBC Radio 3, on tonight, Sunday 13th February 2011 at 23:30. “Jazz Line-Up this week features an exclusive set for the BBC from British legendary Saxophonist. The former Ronnie Scott’s resident … Continue reading

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Last chance to nominate Bobby for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2011

Updated: This is the final day to nominate Bobby for an award! Get your submissions in now! According to Jazz Services,  voting is now open for the seventh Parliamentary Jazz Awards which will take place at the House of Commons … Continue reading

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