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    Simon Spillett

    Simon SpillettWinner of the 2011 British Jazz Award for Tenor Saxophone, Simon Spillett is recognised as one of the most distinctive saxophonists on the current UK jazz scene, appearing at famed venues such as Ronnie Scott's club in London and at major jazz festivals from Birmingham to Brecon, recording critically celebrated albums and broadcasting with his own band on BBC Radio 3.

    His press reviews include high praise from respected jazz observers; "Formidable" (Humphrey Lyttelton, BBC Radio 2), "Phenomenal...other players gulp when they hear him" (Dave Gelly, The Observer) and "He is to Bebop what Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton are to Mainstream" (Steve Voce, Jazz Journal).

    The Simon Spillett Quartet includes British jazz royalty; pianist John Critchinson was a member of Ronnie Scott's band for eighteen years, whilst bassist Alec Dankworth and drummer Clark Tracey are the heirs to two of the most respected