All that jazz is back

Dennis Rollins - booked for Sands Venue
Dennis Rollins - booked for Sands Venue
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BLACKPOOL’S soon to re-open Sands Venue, on Central Promenade, has lined up three of the biggest names in British jazz for later in the year.

Snake Davis, Dennis Rollins and Clare Teal will all be taking to the stage in 2011.

Sax virtuoso Snake Davis makes a return appearance in Blackpool on Friday, May 20.

The top British saxophonist and his band perform uplifting jazz, R’n’B, funk and world music.

Snake is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts, who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades.

His passion for music began at the age of six, when a school teacher nurtured his talents.

His long career started when he joined the soul revue band Zoot and the Roots as a session musician.

To date, Snake has played on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists. He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse.

On Friday, October 7, the multi-award-winning British jazz star, Dennis Rollins, brings his unique funky jazz music to Sands Venue.

He is well known internationally for his versatility and unique approach to the trombone, and his mighty sound can be heard to full effect with his groove-based, funky dance music and jazz overtones.

Now based in Doncaster, he has lent his talents to some of the world’s top jazz and pop personalities such as Jamiroquai, Dionne Warwick, Sting, Tom Jones and Blur.

Friday, October 21 presents Yorkshire-born Clare Teal, who is one of the most successful female British jazz singers. Winner of Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards and British Jazz Awards, Clare is a major star with an extraordinary voice, and the ability to write songs that promise to become classics.

Bookings are being taken now at and on (01253) 625262.