TUBBY HAYES: BEYOND THE SHADOW A Presentation by Si­mon Spillett

Award-winning saxophonist SIMON SPILLETT (BBC Jazz Awards, British Jazz Awards) presents a unique look at the work of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes.
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TUBBY HAYES: BEYOND THE SHADOW A Presentation by Si­mon Spillett

Time & Location

20 Jul 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
The Jazz Centre UK, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, UK

About the Event

Award-winning saxophonist SIMON SPILLETT (BBC Jazz Awards, British Jazz Awards) presents a unique look at the work of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes.

Author of the acclaimed biography of Hayes— The Long Shadow of The Little ­Giant’ (Equinox Publishing, 2015), Spillett has long been on the inside track of his subject's life and work, but since the publication of his book a host of new ­information has come to light, some of it only recently discovered in Hayes' own archive.

Saturday’s presentation includes discussion of some of this material, as well as Spillett’s gen­eral reflections on his twenty-plus years researching the life of a legend, which also ­encompasses other aspects pertaining to ­British jazz during the 1950s to 1970s. 

He will also look at the surprising ­rediscovery of this fascinating era by a new generation of listeners. (www.simonspillett.com)

“Spillett's knowledge of every note played and every move that his subject made are exemplary for a jazz historian and his writing is full of incident, drama, humour and pathos.”—Morning Star

Admission £5

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