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Mr Simon Spillett

Winner British Jazz Awards - Top Tenor Saxophonist 2011
Winner Jazz Journal Critics' Award - Album of the Year 2008
Winner Services To British Jazz - British Jazz Awards 2016
Winner BBC Jazz Award 'Rising Star' 2007
Instruments: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone saxophones
Genre/Style(s): Jazz and popular
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Simon Richard Spillett is a multi-award winning English jazz tenor saxophonist.

He has won the BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star (2007), Jazz Journal's Critics' Choice album of the Year (2009), the British Jazz Awards Top Tenor Saxophonist (2011), the Services to British Jazz award (2016).

In 2018, he was leading his own quartet featuring pianist Robin Aspland, bassist Alec Dankworth and drummer Clark Tracey, as well as appearing with bands led by other leaders including the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra. He also works as a guest soloist at jazz venues across the UK.
His many club and festival appearances include sold-out gigs at Ronnie Scott's and The Brecon Jazz Festival, and he has made several appearances leading his own group on BBC Radio Three.

Leading British jazz figures with whom he has worked include Sir John Dankworth, Stan Tracey, Peter King, Liane Carroll, Tina May, John Etheridge, Guy Barker, Alan Barnes and Bobby Wellins. American musicians with whom he has worked include Jon Hendricks, Bobby Shew and Monica Mancini.

He has accompanied leading pop artists including Mick Hucknall and Will Young.

He studied under legendary UK jazz virtuoso, clarinettist Vic Ash, a member of Frank Sinatra's accompanying orchestra for over twenty five years.

"Mastery of the tenor saxophone" - The Guardian

Contact Simon

Address: Chesham
Phone: 07703556147
Mobile: 07703556147
Fee (60 minutes): £50.00

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