23rd June: Dennis Rollins Funky Funk!

£5.00£29.50

JUNE 23rd

DENNIS ROLLINS FUNKY-FUNK!

at Guildford Cricket Pavilion

Dennis joins an elite lineage of trombone players responsible for changing its perceptions. From The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Courtney Pine, to Maceo Parker and PeeWee Ellis, Rollins has lent his ‘bone skills to an array of jazz, funk and groove personalities.

Here he presents ‘Funky-Funk!’ an electrifying 6-piece outfit exploring funky grooves, fat bass-lines and sumptuous melodies. “Funky-Funk! is a seriously funky band with an infectious sound… you can’t help but ‘get your groove on’ when you hear it!

Performance 8pm, supper served from 7.15pm. Tickets £18 (£16 for Guildford Jazz Members), Student tickets £7 (£5 for student members). Meals £11.50 each. All prices include booking fees. You’ll receive an email confirming your booking with the details for the gig (there’s more information below also).

Pre-concert menu from the Cricket Club Chef:

  • Chicken and Chorizo Paella served with Fresh Baguette and Butter Or
  • Seasonal Vegetable Paella served with Fresh Baguette and Butter

If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form or by emailing us. There’s a seating plan in the image to the left – just click on it to see it full size.

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“Funky-Funk! is a outfit I’ve dreamed of putting together… A seriously funky band with an infectious sound that makes you want to move!”

ABOUT DENNIS ROLLINS

A passionate performer and educator, British trombone player Dennis Rollins MBE has established a reputation as an artist of excellence and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country’s, and indeed the world’s, top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint.

In 2006 his jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award; he won the latter. His other awards include, British Trombone Society Player of the year 2013 and JazzYorkshire Award 2012 for his band Velocity Trio.

Being a sought-after jazz educationalist Dennis has recently delivered a wide range of music workshops working in collaboration with music departments of universities, colleges and schools both throughout the UK and internationally. He’s currently recorded 5 critically acclaimed albums. Three with his award-winning band Badbone & Co. and two with his progressive jazz organ-trio, Velocity Trio.

Dennis is currently composing music for his 6th album release with his groove ensemble FUNKY-FUNK!

He’s proud a proud endorsee of UK brass instrument maker, Michael Rath Trombones.

 

DETAILS FOR THE GIG

The address and directions are under “How to find us” below,

The performance is upstairs in the Pavilion building. Please note there are no physical tickets, just give your name on the door when you arrive. There’ll be seating reserved for you.

Doors open from 7pm, supper served from 7.15pm, and the performance starts at 8pm.

If you have any questions please contact us by emailing info@guildfordjazz.org.uk

SEATING LAYOUT

Capacity is still limited currently, with more-than-normal spacing between tables, and seats will be reserved for you when you book. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form.

Notes on the layout:

Front row: Seats 1, 3 and 4 and 3-seater settees, and seats 2 and 5 are pairs of armchairs.

Middle tables: Tables 6 to 20 are small round tables , each seating 4 (for bookings of 1 or 2 seats, we’ll seat you at a table with others, please let us know if you have friends coming who you’d like to sit with!). Table 29 is a small round table seating 2.

Rear tables: Tables 21 to 26 are tall tables suitable for 2 people, with high stools.

Groups: Tables 27 and 28 are larger tables, ideal for groups up to 8

HOW TO FIND US

Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion , The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP

For sat navs please check the postcode takes you to Wharf Road.

There’s a car park alongside, entry from Wharf Road. If you’re approaching from Guildford town centre, Wharf Road is on the left just before the Sports Ground. If you’re approaching from the A3/Ladymead there’s no right turn into Wharf Road, but continue to the next roundabout to double back.

If the car park’s full (please also park down the middle once the bays are full), there are a few parking bays along Wharf Road which you can use after 7pm, also along the Woodbridge Road on the left as you come from the Town centre. You can also park at the far end of the sports ground: turn left as you come out of Wharf Road and carry on along Woodbridge Road towards the railway bridge, and the entrance to the ground is just before the end of the green fence that runs along the perimeter of the ground, next to the Woodbridge Café. There’s also a larger public car park at Bedford Road Car Park (GU1 4SJ), which is about 10 minutes walk away.

Ticket type

Member, Non member, Student member, Student non member

Meal order

No meal, Chicken, Vegetarian