Simon Spillett

Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist

Gigs 2022

Friday January 7th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Liam Dunachie, Simon Thorpe and Pete Cater

The Bull's Head, Barnes, London

Monday January 10th (afternoon)

The Spice of Life, Soho, London - guest appearance with the Richard Pite Trio

Thursday January 13th

The Thomas Kemp, Kemptown, Brighton - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Friday January 14th

The Better Half, Brighton - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Thursday January 27th

Pete Long and Simon Spillett play The Jazz Couriers with Rob Barron, Marianne Windham and Pete Cater

Guildford Jazz Club, Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion, Guildford, Surrey

Sunday January 30th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, Northamptonshire

Thursday February 3rd

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Liam Dunachie, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

Eltham Jazz Club, Eltham, London

Saturday February 5th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Legion, Atherstone, Warwickshire

Sunday February 6th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Sam Dunn, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Oval Tavern, Croydon, London

Wednesday February 9th

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Freddie Gavita, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Andy Flaxman, Ian Bateman, Pete North (trombones); Alan Barnes, Simon Allen, Robert Fowler, Alex Clarke, Karen Sharp (saxes); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Pete Cater (drums)

The Concorde Club, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Thursday February 10th

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

Tuesday February 15th

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

Thursday February 17th

Simon Spillett and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Ronnie Scott's, London

Wednesday February 23rd

Waddesdon Jazz Club, Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire - guest appearance with the Steve Vintner Trio

Thursday February 24th

The Hen and Chickens, Bristol - guest appearance with the Andy Hague Trio

Tuesday March 1st

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

Spike's Place Jazz Club, The Bardswell, Brentwood, Essex

Wednesday March 2nd

Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire - guest appearance with the Lizzie Cooper Quartet

Wednesday March 24th

The Simon Spillett Trio featuring Rob Barron and Alec Dankworth

Ollie Vees Tiki Lounge, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Thursday March 25th

Karen Sharp, Simon Spillett and the Craig Milverton Trio

Ilminster Arts Centre, Ilminster, Somerset

Sunday April 3rd (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Pete Billington, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The City Wall, Rochester, Kent

Monday April 11th

Manor Jazz Club, Bolehall Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire - guest appearance with the Mike Green Trio

Saturday April 16th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham

Monday April 25th

The George Payne, Brighton - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Tuesday April 26th (afternoon)

The Woolpack, Bansted, Surrey - guest appearance with the Al Nicholls Quartet

Tuesday April 26th (evening)

The Royal Foresters, Ascot, Berkshire - guest appearance with the Steve Vintner Trio

Thursday April 28th

The Thomas Kemp, Brighton - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Friday April 29th (afternoon)

The Better Half, Hove - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Saturday April 30th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Alex Bryson, Simon Thorpe and Pete Cater

The Bull's Head, Barnes, London

Sunday May 1st (afternoon)

The Old Albion, Brighton - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Sunday May 1st (evening)

The Hand in Hand, Brighton - guest appearance with the Jason Henson Duo

Wednesday May 4th

Biggleswade Jazz Club, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire - guest appearance with the Steve Vintner Trio

Friday May 6th

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

The Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset

Sunday May 8th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

Dawkes Music Live Sessions, Dawkes Music, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Tuesday May 10th

The Royal Oak, Swindon, Wiltshire - guest appearance

Wednesday May 11th

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

Sunday May 15th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Sam Dunn, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Oval Tavern, Croydon, London

Wednesday May 18th

The Wick Inn, Hove, Sussex - guest appearance with the Chris Coull Trio

Thursday May 19th

The Simon Spillett Trio

Ollie Vees Tiki Lounge, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Saturday May 21st

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

Sunday May 22nd (afternoon)

Anthony Kerr and Simon Spillett

Watford Jazz Junction Festival, The Rifle Volunteers, Oxhey, Hertfordshire

Friday May 27th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Liam Dunachie, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Crypt, Camberwell, London

Thursday June 2nd

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

Sunday June 4th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Sam Dunn, Alec Dankworth and Dave Ohm

The Green Man, Putney Heath, London

Monday June 6th

Roger Beaujolais, Simon Spillett, Alex Bryson, Simon Thorpe and Trevor Tomkins

The Milford Arms, Isleworth, London

Thursday June 9th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Friday June 24th

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Nathan Bray, Bruce Adams, George Hogg, Steve Waterman (trumpets); Adrian Fry, Andy Flaxman, Ian Bateman, Pete North (trombones); Sammy Mayne, Alex Clarke, Karen Sharp, Mark Crooks, Alan Barnes (saxes); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Pete Cater (drums)

The Swansea Jazz Festival, Swansea, Wales

Saturday June 25th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Alex Bryson, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Jazz Centre UK, Southend, Essex

Thursday July 7th

Kidderminster Jazz Club, Kidderminster. Worcestershire - guest appearance with the John MacDonald Quartet

Friday July 8th

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Steve Fishwick, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Andy Flaxman, Ian Bateman, Pete North (trombones); Sammy Mayne, Pete Long, Robert Fowler, Karen Sharp, Alan Barnes (saxes); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Pete Cater (drums)

The Wigan Jazz Festival, Wigan, Lancashire

Sunday July 10th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Swanage Jazz Festival, Swanage, Dorset

Sunday July 10th (evening)

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Freddie Gavita, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Andy Flaxman, Ian Bateman, Pete North (trombones); Sammy Mayne, Pete Long, Alex Garnett, Simon Allen, Alan Barnes (saxes); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Pete Cater (drums)

The Swanage Jazz Festival, Swanage, Dorset

Friday July 15th

The Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival - guest appearances (venues and trio TBC)

Monday July 18th

Simon Spillett and the Jazz Bar Big Band play the music of Tubby Hayes

The Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Scotland

Tuesday July 19th

Art Themen and Simon Spillett with the Frank Harrison Trio

Marlow Jazz Club, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Thursday July 21st

Googlies Jazz Supper Club, Enfield - guest appearance 

Friday July 22nd

The Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival - guest appearances (venues and trio TBC)

Sunday July 31st

Simon Spillett and the Ronnie Jones Trio

Anranfest, Landscove, Devon

Friday August 5th

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

Tuesday August 9th

The Royal Oak, Swindon, Wiltshire - guest appearance

Friday September 9th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Liam Dunachie, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, Worcestershire

Saturday September 24th (evening)

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

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

The Scarborough Jazz Festival, Scarborough, Yorkshire

Sunday October 2nd

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Freddie Gavita, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Andy Flaxman, Ian Bateman, Pete North (trombones); Sammy Mayne, Pete Long, Alex Garnett, Simon Allen, Alan Barnes (saxes); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Pete Cater (drums)

The Southend Jazz Festival, Southend, Essex

Wednesday October 12th

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

Friday October 14th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton, Sussex

Sunday October 30th (afternoon)

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The City Wall, Rochester, Kent

Thursday November 10th

The Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Rob Barron, Alec Dankworth and Pete Cater

The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Sunday November 13th

The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the music of Tubby Hayes

Mark Armstrong, Nathan Bray, Freddie Gavita, George Hogg (trumpets); Mark Nightingale, Andy Flaxman, Ian Bateman, Richard Henry (trombones); Sammy Mayne, Simon Allen, Alex Garnett, Robert Fowler, Alan Barnes (saxes); Rob Barron (piano); Alec Dankworth (bass); Pete Cater (drums)

The London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London