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“The Musical World of Dave Wickins: A Celebration”

“The Musical World of Dave Wickins: A Celebration” is a benefit for a much loved musician who is a friend, teacher and inspiration for many.

Participating in the concert:

Nikki Iles

Chris Batchelor

Steve Watts

John Parricelli

Simon Purcell

Pete Churchill

Buster Birch

Julian Siegel

Julian Nicholas

Dave Whitford

Ben Wickins

Geoff Simkins

Stan Sulzmann


Dave Wickins has been an indelible part of the UK jazz scene since the 1980’s, both as a musician and a music educator of considerable pedigree. Mentored by the legendary “Philly Joe” Jones (Miles, Coltrane, Evans), Dave established himself as a sought-after player, working most notably with American pianist Kirk Lightsey & his trio as well as beloved Scottish saxophonist Bobby Wellins and British pianist Liam Noble. His parallel career as Tutor and Course Director (along with Simon Purcell and then Buster Birch) of the former Barry Summer School – now known as “The Original UK Jazz Summer School” – began in the 1980’s and has continued to the school’s present location at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Dave is currently also on the faculty at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire.



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