Simon Spillett

Award Winning Saxophonist

Following the UK government's announcement of a nationwide 'lockdown' designed to contain the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in March 2020, many of the gigs below have been cancelled or, at best, postponed until 2021.

Please note, live appearances that have not yet been pulled are subject to change at short notice. 

On a personal note, I'd like to remind anyone looking at the below list that every gig marked as cancelled is not only an opportunity to hear live jazz that is no longer available to audiences, it is income lost for professional musicians. 

Sunday January 5th

Riverside Arts, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey - guest appearance with the Terence Collie Trio: The Music of Tubby Hayes

Wednesday January 8th

The Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - guest appearance with Pete Lemer's Que Pasa

Thursday January 9th

Eltham Jazz Club, Eltham, London - guest appearance with Geoff Mason and the Hugh Ockendon Trio

Saturday January 11th

Pete Long and Simon Spillett play the music of The Jazz Couriers

The Hunter Club, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Monday January 13th

The Spice of Life, Soho, London - guest appearance with Al Nicholls and the Jack Honeybourne Trio

Tuesday January 14th

The George and Dragon, Thames Ditton, Surrey - guest appearance with the Lester Brown Quartet

Thursday January 16th

The Wine Vaults, Bath, Somerset - guest appearance with the Wade Edwards Trio

Sunday January 19th

The Chandos Arms, Colindale, London - guest appearance with the Rick Finlay Quartet

Thursday January 23rd

Tina May and Simon Spillett with the Graham Harvey Trio

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Thursday January 30th

Shepperton Jazz Club, Shepperton, Surrey - guest appearance with Pete Long's Jazz at The Philharmonic

Sunday February 2nd

The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra play the music of Tubby Hayes

Ronnie Scott's, London

Monday February 3rd

Heart and Soul Bar, Romford, London - guest appearance with the Joshua Walker-Martin Trio

Friday February 7th

The Simon Spillett Big Band play the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Steve Fishwick, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Ian Bateman, Andy Flaxman, Richard Henry (trombones); Pete Long, Bob Sydor (alto saxes); Alan Skidmore, Alex Garnett (tenor saxes); Jay Craig (baritone sax); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Clark Tracey (drums)

The Black Horse, Atherstone, Warwickshire

Monday February 10th

The Red Lion, Isleworth, London - guest appearance with the Trevor Tomkins All-Stars

Wednesday February 12th

Pete Long and Simon Spillett play the music of The Jazz Couriers

The Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey

Thursday February 13th

Smokey Joe's, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - guest appearance with the Alex Steele Trio

Saturday February 15th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey: Tubby Hayes - A Celebration

The National Jazz Archive, Loughton, Essex

Saturday February 15th (evening)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey: Tubby Hayes - A Celebration

Berkhamsted Jazz Society, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Sunday February 16th (lunchtime)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells 

The Eagle Tavern, Rochester, Kent

Tuesday February 18th

Alan Barnes and Simon Spillett

Marlow Jazz Club, Marlow, Buckinghamshire - guest appearance with the Frank Toms Trio

Wednesday February 19th

Jazz at The Garage, Swansea, Wales - guest appearance with the Dave Cottle Trio

Thursday February 20th

Here Cafe, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire - guest appearance with Bob Haddrell

Saturday February 22nd (afternoon)

Dave Browning's Jazz Cats, St. John's Arts Centre, Harlow, Essex

Monday February 24th

The Paris House, Hove, Sussex - guest appearance with Jason Henson

Thursday February 27th (lunchtime)

The Simon Spillett Trio featuring Ted Beament and Julian Bury

The Clocktower Cafe, Croydon, London

Thursday February 27th (evening)

Dominic Ashworth with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Stuart Barker and Winston Clifford

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Tuesday March 3rd

The Highlander, Hitchin, Hertfordshire - guest appearance with the Russell Williams Trio

Saturday March 7th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Stuart Barker and Jim Bashford

Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham

Sunday March 8th (lunchtime)

Holiday Inn, Shepperton, Surrey - guest appearance with the Blue Notes 

Thursday March 19th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Thursday March 26th CANCELLED

Art Themen with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Dave Green and Winston Clifford

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Thursday April 2nd CANCELLED

The Future Inn, Bristol - guest appearance with the Anders Olinder Trio

Friday April 3rd CANCELLED

Pete Long and Simon Spillett play the music of The Jazz Couriers

Fleece Jazz, Stoke-by-Nayland, Essex

Sunday April 5th CANCELLED

The Princess of Wales, Primrose Hill, London - guest appearance with the Kate Williams Trio

Monday April 6th CANCELLED

The Snowdrop Inn, Lewes, Sussex - guest appearance with the Terry Seabrook Trio

Tuesday April 7th CANCELLED

The Hare and Hounds, Worthing, Sussex - guest appearance with the Terry Seabrook Trio

Saturday April 11th CANCELLED

Burford Jazz Club, Burford, Oxfordshire - guest appearance with the Paul Jefferies Trio

Thursday April 16th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Friday April 17th CANCELLED

The Jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-Sea, Essex - guest appearance with the Harrison Dolphin Trio

Sunday April 19th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Oval Tavern, Croydon, London

Monday April 20th CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Graham Harvey, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey

The White Horse, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Thursday April 30th CANCELLED

Ian Bateman with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Ted Beament, Alec Dankworth and Bobby Worth

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Sunday May 3rd CANCELLED

Simon Spillett and the Sussex Jazz Orchestra directed by Mark Bassey: The Music of Tubby Hayes

The Brunswick, Hove, Sussex

Wednesday May 6th CANCELLED

The Bedford Bar, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - guest appearance with the Wayne Matthews Quartet

Saturday May 9th CANCELLED

Tuckers Jazz Club, Dalwood, Axminster, Devon - guest appearance with the Martin Dale Quartet

Sunday May 10th CANCELLED

Plymouth Jazz Club, Plymouth, Devon - guest appearance with the Martin Dale Quartet

Monday May 11th CANCELLED

The Beaver Inn, Appledore, Devon - guest appearance with the Martin Dale Quartet

Tuesday May 12th CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Big Band play the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Freddie Gavita, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Ian Bateman, Andy Flaxman, Richard Henry (trombones); Pete Long, Sammy Mayne (alto saxes); Alex Garnett, Simon Allen (tenor saxes); Alan Barnes (baritone sax); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Clark Tracey (drums)

The 100 Club, London

Thursday May 14th CANCELLED

Googlies Jazz Supper Club, Enfield - guest appearance with house band

Friday May 15th CANCELLED

The Flavel Theatre, Dartmouth, Devon - guest appearance with the Martin Dale Quartet

Sunday May 17th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey: Tubby Hayes - A Celebration

Ronnie Scott's, London

Thursday May 21st CANCELLED

Tina May with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Simon Thorpe and Winston Clifford

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Thursday May 26th CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Bobby Worth

The Three Horseshoes, Knockholt, Kent

Thursday May 28th CANCELLED

Bruce Adams with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring John Pearce, Simon Thorpe and Winston Clifford

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Sunday May 31st (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells

The Eagle Tavern, Rochester, Kent

Wednesday June 3rd CANCELLED

Loughborough College, Loughborough, Leicestershire - guest appearance with Lizzie Cooper

Sunday June 5th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Blue Ball, Braunston, Oakham, Rutland - guest appearance with Bill Coleman

Wednesday June 10th CANCELLED

The Cricketers, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex - guest appearance with the Digby Fairweather Quartet

Monday June 15th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

Tina May and Simon Spillett

The Spice of Life, Soho, London - guest appearance with the Jack Honeybourne Trio

Thursday June 18th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Thursday June 25th CANCELLED

Alan Barnes with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Paul Morgan and Bobby Worth

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Sunday July 5th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells

The Oval Tavern, Croydon, London

Tuesday July 8th CANCELLED

Tina May and Simon Spillett with the Ted Beament Trio

Annie's Jazz, Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday July 11th CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey: Tubby Hayes - A Celebration

The Swanage Jazz Festival, Dorset

Sunday July 12th CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Big Band play the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Steve Fishwick, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Ian Bateman, Liam Kirkman, Pete North (trombones); Pete Long, Sammy Mayne (alto saxes); Art Themen, Karen Sharp (tenor saxes); Alan Barnes (baritone sax); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Clark Tracey (drums)

The Swanage Jazz Festival, Dorset

Thursday July 16th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Friday July 17th CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Arnie Somogyi and Clark Tracey

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Wednesday July 22nd CANCELLED

The Rhodes Arts Centre, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - guest appearance with Pete Lemer's Que Pasa

Sunday July 26th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Eagle, Rochester, Kent - guest appearance with the Geoff Mason Quintet

Tuesday July 28th CANCELLED

The Royal Oak, Swindon, Wiltshire - guest appearance with trio TBC

Thursday July 30th CANCELLED

Digby Fairweather with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Ted Beament, Alec Dankworth and Bobby Worth

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Monday August 3rd

Pete Long and Simon Spillett play the music of The Jazz Couriers

Ronnie Scott's, London

Sunday August 16th (afternoon)

Ollie Vee's, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire - guest appearance with Graham Harvey and Arnie Somogyi

Saturday August 21st (afternoon)

The Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - guest appearance with Pete Lemer's Que Pasa

Thursday August 27th CANCELLED

Karen Sharp with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Arnie Somogyi and Steve Brown

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Monday August 31st (afternoon)

Simon Spillett and Nigel Price Duo

The Old Swan, The Lee, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Thursday September 10th

Tina May with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Simon Thorpe and Winston Clifford

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Sunday September 13th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells: Tubby Hayes - A Celebration

Ronnie Scott's, London

Thursday September 17th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Sunday September 20th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

Rugby Hotel, Rugby, Warwickshire - guest appearance with the Ian Hill Quartet

Thursday September 24th CANCELLED

Pete Long with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Sunday October 4th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells

The Eagle, Rochester, Kent

Wednesday October 7th

Pete Long and Simon Spillett play the music of The Jazz Couriers

Ronnie Scott's, London (LIVESTREAM EVENT)

Thursday October 8th

Coda, Colchester, Essex - guest appearance with the Elmer Van Der Hoek Trio

Sunday October 11th (lunchtime) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells

The Oval Tavern, Croydon, London

Sunday October 11th (evening) CANCELLED

The Simon Spillett Big Band play the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Steve Fishwick, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Ian Bateman, Liam Kirkman, Richard Henry (trombones); Pete Long, Sammy Mayne (alto saxes); Art Themen, Karen Sharp (tenor saxes); Jay Craig (baritone sax); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Clark Tracey (drums)

Herts Jazz Festival, Hertfordshire

Thursday October 15th CANCELLED

The Blue Vanguard, Exeter, Devon - guest appearance with the Craig Milverton Trio

Friday October 16th

The Speakeasy Jazz Club, Portishead, Somerset - guest appearance with the Craig Milverton Trio

Thursday October 22nd CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Thursday October 29th CANCELLED

Tina May with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Simon Thorpe and Winston Clifford

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Sunday November 1st CANCELLED

The Bell Hotel, Clare, Suffolk - guest appearance with the Jazz Nights Trio

Monday November 2nd

The Simon Spillett Big Band play the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Freddie Gavita, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Ian Bateman, Andy Flaxman, Richard Henry (trombones); Pete Long, Sammy Mayne (alto saxes); Alex Garnett, Simon Allen (tenor saxes); Alan Barnes (baritone sax); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Clark Tracey (drums)

The 100 Club, London

Tuesday November 3rd

Riverside Arts, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey - guest appearance with Terence Collie (LIVESTREAM EVENT)

Friday November 9th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells

The Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset

Friday November 13th

Burford Jazz Club, Burford, Oxfordshire - guest appearance with the Paul Jefferies Trio

Thursday November 19th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Thursday November 26th CANCELLED

Allison Neale with the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Kate Williams, Julie Walkington and Buster Birch

The Jazz Bunker, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Sunday December 6th

Simon Spillett and the Sussex Jazz Orchestra directed by Mark Bassey: The Music of Tubby Hayes

The Brunswick, Hove, Sussex

Sunday December 13th (lunchtime)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Spike Wells: Tubby Hayes - A Celebration

Ronnie Scott's, London

Thursday December 17th CANCELLED

Hitchin Jazz Jam hosted by Simon Spillett

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire