Continuing access to music for adults in Wigan.
We set up The Music Continuum to encourage adults back into music as players or listeners.
There are thousands of adults within the borough who used to play instruments but have stopped for whatever reason. Our aim is to get them back socialising and enjoying music again.
We have set up The Really Awful Orchestra that meets at Hindley Music Centre, Park Road every Monday from 7.00 to 9.00p.m. All players are welcome, regardless of ability, to come along with their instruments and enjoy playing with others and sharing their skills.
We will also be organising a variety of music concerts around the borough over the year. Details of these can be found on our Events Page.
We have now taken over the organisation and financing of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. The best jazz artists in the world have appeared at this prestigious Festival over the years. The Music Continuum intends to preserve this important cultural event in the region.
Visit our website for details www.wiganjazzfest.co.uk
Jazz Notes Podcast
A monthly podcast called Jazz Notes – Jazz Conversation and More is now available.
A monthly podcast called ‘Jazz Notes, Jazz Conversation and More’ is now available.
Episode 13 A Conversation with trumpet player, band leader and music producer Louis Dowdeswell ahead of his appearance with his big band at the Wigan International Jazz Festival (Sunday 10th July at 8.30pm) www.wiganjazzfest.co.ukwww.justaddtickets.co.uk
This conversation took place as Louis was preparing to fly out to Budapest with fellow trumpeter and good friend Ryan Quigley to perform a Tribute to Maynard Ferguson with the
Budapest Jazz Orchestra.
With over 15 million views online for his critically acclaimed Big Band, the pioneering trumpet player and producer Louis Dowdeswell is leading a resurgent interest in the genre.
YouTube’s most famous big band, the Louis Dowdeswell Big Band, performing original arrangements specially written for the band by Callum Au.
The conversation gives mention to Louis’ friendship and musical partnership with trombonist composer and arranger Callum Au.
It also provides information on the use of air and playing in the high register as well as discussion on Yamaha instruments that he endorses.
Louis plays on a Yamaha Commercial Trumpet YTR-6335RC, the Yamaha Custom Z YFH-6310Z flugelhorn and used GR Mouthpieces
Excerpts in this Episode are:
- Beer Jersey Boogaloo (Dan Shout)
- “The Incredibles” Suite
- Let it Go
- Circle of Life
- Bridge Over Troubled Water