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Bobby Wellins and SNJO “Culloden Moor Suite” CD out today

“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

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Bobby at Retro Bistro, Teddington, Tuesday 26th August

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Bobby at Rottingdean Festival tonight!

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Bobby’s forthcoming gigs at a glance…

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!

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RIP Stan Tracey (1926 – 2013)

We were deeply saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of Stan Tracey, a dear friend and musical collaborator of Bobby’s for over 50 years and with whom Bobby recorded and performed on many occasions. A number of well-written obituaries … Continue reading

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Bobby Wellins documentary “Dreams are Free” – screenings in August and November.

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

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Bobby Wellins Tenor Saxophonist winner in British Jazz Awards 2013

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.  

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606 Club 25th Anniversary Festival 22nd May – 2nd June

  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

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New Album out now: Smoke and Mirrors

Bobby has a new CD out: a duet with pianist Kate Williams. Entitled “Smoke and Mirrors” it is on the KWJazz label. It was recorded on 17th of November 2011 at the Crossley Gallery in Halifax, Yorkshire and features Bobby … Continue reading

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Classic 1960s John Dankworth Session now available on CD

From Amazon: The late John Dankworth (1927-2010) made a string of recordings in the 1960s that have since come to be regarded as some of the finest British jazz albums of their time. This release excavates two albums and presents … Continue reading

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