Lanyon Bowdler Supporting Jazz Sounds at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

This Saturday – 29 October, Lanyon Bowdler’s very own in-house tenor and soprano saxophonist Edward Rees will be performing smooth jazz sounds alongside pianist Jim Wynn and bassist Ben Markland. Jim is a Birmingham Conservatoire graduate and, at the moment, is best known for his Nonette which performs classic arrangements drawn from Miles Davis’ seminal Birth of the Cool album. Ben is one of the most in demand jazz musicians in the West Midlands. He's played with everyone from Georgie Fame to Cliff Richard! His own latest group featured recently on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line Up.

Edward Rees

The venue for this gig is Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury and it runs from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. It is part of Theatre Severn’s Saturday Jazz programme, the present season of which is running until the end of November. Admission is free. However, people attending are asked to make a voluntary donation.

This event is ideal for everyone and children are very welcome – it’s national drawing month, so paper and pencils will be provided!

The excellent Theatre Severn restaurant is open throughout the gig.

Edward says “Miles Davis is a running theme through the 29 October gig as we are aiming to present music predominantly by three of the most beloved Jazz giants of the last 50 or so years: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Michael Brecker.

“As it's almost Halloween, we'll also try to throw in a couple of numbers with a spooky connection.”

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