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Sunday August 25 4pm
Mike Westbrook's Uncommon Orchestra
Torquay Town Hall

Mike Westbrook's 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra brings Torquay Town Hall back to life, with Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon. Mike is returning to the scene of his first inspiration with his current ensemble, The Uncommon Orchestra, brimming with talent and fresh from a triumphant sold-out appearance at Ronnie Scott’s club, with a programme that combines Westbrook originals with classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and many more. Not used as a music venue for many years, Torquay Town Hall will once again reverberate to the magical sound of the big band.

In the post-war Jazz boom of the late I94Os and through the 50s Torquay Town Hall hosted many of the touring bands of the day, including those of Johnny Dankworth and Ronnie Scott, and the great Stan Kenton. Summer residences by Ted Heath, Jack Parnell and Geraldo at the Spa Ballroom by the harbour, highlighted Torquay’s reputation as a Mecca for big bands. It was here that Mike Westbrook had his first experience of live jazz. Mike went on to an international career as composer and bandleader.

Torquay Town Hall has a sprung floor, ideal for dancing. So dig out those dancing shoes and get yourself along on Sunday August 25.

The line-up for the concert includes some amazing instumentalists, just see below

Pete Whyman. Roz Harding, Sarah Dean, Alan Wakeman, Ian Wellens – saxophones
Robin Pengilley, Sam Massey, Andy Hague, Tim Rabbitt – trumpets
Dave Holdsworth – trumpet/sousaphone
Joe Carnell, Sam Chamberlain-Keen, Stewart Stunell, Ashley Nayler – trombones
Matthew Bourne – keyboards
Jesse Molins, Matthew North – guitars
Marcus Vergette – bass
Coach York – drums
Kate Westbrook, Martine Waltier – vocals
Mike Westbrook – M.D.

More details and booking
Tickets: £14
Doors: 3.30pm pm Music: 4.00pm
Venue: Torquay Town Hall, Castle Circus TQ1 3DR

Ice creams and soft drinks will be available

Tickets are available on-line at  Please note that online bookings close at 12 noon on the day of the concert. Tickets are then available on the door, subject to availablity.
Tickets can also be purchased in person through these outlets; 
Brixham Library, The English Riviera Shop Torquay Harbour and Pimlico, Palace Avenue, Paignton.

Contact:       01803 898570 / 07967 790358


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