On Monday 3rd July the fantastic Allen Vizzutti and George Shelby will be performing in Sandbach at the Sandbach School Theatre.

Allen Vizzutti is a composer, performer, and teacher, and has performed a wide variety of styles with a huge roster of luminaries such as Chick Corea, 'Doc' Severinsen, the NBC Tonight Show Band, the Airmen Of Note, the Army Blues and Army Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, Japan’s NHK Orchestra and the New Tokyo Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, , the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Wind Symphony and the Kosie Wind Orchestra. As Artist in Residence, Allen has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Banff Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas State University, Ohio State University, West Texas State University, the Skidmore Jazz Institute, and the Trompeten Akademie of Bremen Germany. He is currently Artist In Residency at the University of South Carolina. His extensive treatise, The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method and his New Concepts for Trumpet(Alfred Music Publishing) have become standard works for trumpet study worldwide. He’s also performed on over 100 motion picture and TV soundtracks, including Back To The Future and Star Trek.

George Shelby has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as Beyoncé, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Sting, Elton John, Chaka Khan, Johnny Mathis, and many others. His TV and movie credits include Glee, The Grammy Awards (tribute to Aretha Franklin, with Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Oleta Adams, and Martina McBride), The X FactorLate Show with David Letterman (with Brian Setzer), and more. He’s also performed for the PBS series Live from the White House: A Tribute to the Women of Soul with Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Janelle Monáe, Ariana Grande, Melissa Etheridge, and Tessanne Chin. George is a multi-album recording artist, and continues to perform at jazz festivals around the world, including Montreal, Montreaux, Monterey, Tokyo, Manila, Nice, and Paris.

Starting at 7pm the first half of the concert will feature Allen Vizzutti and George Shelby with an all star rhythm section including Dave Hassell (drums), Paul Kilvington (Piano) and Frank Grimes on bass.

Following the interval Allen and George will be joined by the Love Music Trust Big Band.

Tickets for the concert are £10 (and £7.50 for concessions) and will be on sale from https://www.priorbooking.com/e/allen-vizzutti-and-george-shelby however spaces are limited.

I hope you will have the opportunity to join us for either or both of these great events as chances to see world class players such as these on our doorstep don't come along every day!