Dennis Rollins with Nick Dewhurst Band

£12.00

Saturday 21st August 2021 – Lichfield Guildhall 8.00pm

These two very funky musicians first met in 2005 when the Netherstowe School Big Band had a two day workshop with the master trombonist. Since then both have gone from strength to strength and reunited with a brilliant concert for our 30th anniversary of the blues & Jazz Festival.

UK Jazz/Funk Trombonist Star Dennis ‘The Creative Menace’ Rollins, who has played with the likes of Jamiroquai, Courtney Pine, and is a member of Maceo Parker’s Band, first met Nick Dewhurst when he came to Lichfield roughly 15 years ago, and did a superb week’s workshop with the Netherstowe Big Band, culminating in a performance at the Blues & Jazz Festival!

Since then both have gone from strength to strength and reunited with a brilliant concert in 2018. This years event will be a memorable concert featuring some great pop, jazz and original tunes backed by the very talented Nick Dewhurst Band of Carl Hemmingsley (drums), Tom Moore (bass), Tom Lindsay (keyboards) Sam Craig, Calum Roxburgh, and Beth Fisher (saxes) and Nick on trumpet and guitar. The band aims to play a type of jazz that is exciting and original, whilst remaining accessible and enjoyable to a wide range of audiences.