Sandbach School Big Band featuring Georgina Jackson
AprilFriday21202319:30 - 21:45
On Friday 21st April the award winning Sandbach School Big Band will be joined by one the fantastic Jazz Singer and Trumpet player Georgina Jackson. Originally from Wigan, Georgina began her musical career working as a professional trumpet player almost everywhere up, down, left and right of the country. Working for years with many famous faces, such as Frank Sinatra Junior, Nancy Sinatra and Seal and touring Big Bands in Concert Halls, television and radio, Georgina learned her trade as a lead trumpet player.
Harbouring a desire to wear a posh frock Georgina decided to make a dash for the front mic! Setting up her own Big Band to play at a local ballroom was the first step to fulfilling her frock and singing ambitions, and when the audience didn't boo (but actually cheered!) she decided that she would like to do it again, Georgina's love of making an audience smile, cry, laugh and jiggle was born!
Georgina launched her first solo album and with support from Jazz FM (CD of the week) and Sir Michael Parkinson ''til there was you' climbed to the dizzy heights of Number 8 in the HMV jazz charts. The critical success of her album led to Georgina landing her dream job as resident singer with the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra. From the BBC Big Band and Concert Orchestra and singing in session with the BBC Band to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Georgina's unique talents have captivated and excited audiences of every age!
Throughout the concert, Georgina will be accompanied by the Sandbach School Big Band. In recent years the group has worked with many of the country’s leading musicians including; Georgie Fame; Derek Watkins; Gordon Campbell (Lead trombone BBC Big Band); Matthew Ford (Singer with the John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Big Band and Syd Lawrence Orchestra); Elliot Henshaw (Drummer with Tony Christie); Colin Skinner (Lead Saxophone with the John Wilson Orchestra); Simon Willescroft (Saxophonist with Duran Duran) and Paul Newton (Trumpet with Brand New Heavies and the ‘Billy Elliot’ West End Show) Kevin Holbrough (Lead Jazz Trombone tutor Leeds Conservatoire) and Johnny Heyes (Principal Guitar tutor in Popular Music at the RNCM). In addition, they have been finalists at the National Festival of Music for Youth (2007 and 2011), undertaken tours of Berlin, New England USA, Istanbul, Singapore and New Zealand and given a performance to two thousand people at the 2007 Primary Proms Concert at Chester Cathedral. For the past 12 years the band performed sell out ‘Viva Las Vegas Nights’ with the fantastic A-Band and last year performed two sell out show of Queens Greatest Hits with members of QEII.
This special concert will start at 7.30pm on Friday 21st April in our Theatre Space with refreshments available from 6.30pm in the Refectory. Tickets are £10 each and available from the Main School Reception on 01270 758870 or on priorbooking.com
- Georgina Jackson
Terms and Conditions
No Admittance Without Ticket
You will not be admitted to this event unless you can present your ticket either printed or on your phone at the door.