THE VICTORIA HOTEL

 

The family run Vic offers excellent accommodation, great food and a very warm welcome. Why not come early and treat yourself to dinner, available from 6pm,

or even stay the night?

Info / Reservations:

www.vicmenai.com/croeso.html

Tel 01248 712309

Large car park, and public car parking in

Water Street opposite.

Wednesday ​17 May / Dydd Mercher 17 Mai

Alan Skidmore

plus Paul Kilvington, Bill Coleman and Dave Hassell

 

The Victoria Hotel

Telford Road

Menai Bridge

Isle Of Anglesey

LL59 5DR

 

 

Concert commmences 8.30pm

 

Admission £8,

Concessions £7

S U Members and School Children £3

 

 

For further information telephone

 

01745 812260

ALAN SKIDMORE, a world-class musician experienced in a myriad of musical environments and disciplines, is renowned both as a soloist and as a section player on films, radio and television. The list of international artists with whom he has performed and recorded reads like a "Who's Who" of contemporary music and includes Georgie Fame, John Mayall, Elvin Jones, Eric Clapton, Clark Terry, Stan Tracey, Van Morrison, Charlie Watts, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon! A performer at festivals as far apart as Chicago and Berlin, Alan has conducted workshops all over the world, including Australia, India, the Philippines and the USA.

 

The earliest of his many special achievements came in 1969, when his quintet, featuring the late Kenny Wheeler, represented the UK at the Montreux Jazz Festival and won the International Press Awards for Best Soloist, which included a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, and for Best Band.

 

Alan first won the Melody maker Jazz Poll for saxophone in 1971 and two years later formed the band S.O.S with John Surman and Mike Osborne, with which he toured extensively and appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

 

During the 1980s he represented the BBC at the Belgrade Festival with the band S.O.H. (Skidmore, Oxley and Haurand), with which he toured Europe for six years, and has toured the world and recorded with Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Stan Tracey and Georgie Fame, featuring with Georgie on TV's Later With Jools Holland. After the abolition of apartheid, Alan was chosen to be the first European jazz musician to go on a British Council sponsored tour of South Africa, and has since recorded the CD's "The Call" and "Ubizo" and toured the UK with the African drum band Amampondo.

 

As well as his past appearances for North Wales Jazz, Alan continues to play all the major festivals. His "Tribute to John Coltrane" UK tour which included appearances at Brecon Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival received rave reviews, and more recently, he has collaborated with Peter King at the North Sea Jazz Festival where they presented their "In Honour of Bird and Trane" programme, accompanied by thecelebrated Dutch band, the Rein de Graaff Trio while, closer to home, last autumn he performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Elvis Costello and Georgie Fame. Alan can be heard on many recordings, including the CDs "Tribute to Trane" and "East to West" by the Alan Skidmore Quartet, and "How Long Has This Been Going On" with the Van Morrison Band, which reached number 1 in the US Jazz chart.

 

For his concert at the Victoria Hotel, Alan Skidmore will be joined by BILL COLEMAN (double bass), featuring PAUL KILVINGTON (keyboards) and DAVE HASSELL (drums).