Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley

‘Back To Jazz’ Big Band

They’ve worked with everyone from Ray Charles to Randy Crawford, Count Basie and George Benson and were, of course, members of James Brown’s horn section. Safe to say that Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley’s place at the top table of music history remains secure. For the festival, Pee Wee and Fred have hand-picked a selection of Jazz standards and bebop classics that they’ll perform alongside a 17 piece big band, led by artistic director Denny Ilett

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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

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