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Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival

Justin-PaveyJustin Pavey from BrassWindFix plays Bass Trombone for the Bruce Illett Swing Band who are again playing at the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival in 2015.

Come along and have THE best night at the Colston Hall this March: slip on your dance shoes, dress in 40’s/50’s style and be prepared to dance the night away!  You can see Justin from BrassWindFix in this short video on YouTube 

UPDATE:  Justin was totally blown away by the musicians and band playing at the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival 2015 and was honoured to be such a part of it this year – huge thanks to Denny Ilett who organised such a spectacular event.

Louis Armstrong Story

Featuring Lillian Boutté, Clarke Peters, Evan Christopher and Don Vappie, Enrico Tomasso, Pee Wee Ellis plus special guests.

Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and gravelly voice as much as his trumpet playing, few people have influenced the evolution of popular music more than Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong played Bristol’s Colston Hall over 50 years ago, and in 2015 his music made a long-awaited return to the venue. The Louis Armstrong Museum gave exclusive access to some of Satchmo’s original big band compositions which haven’t been played since 1947.

Featuring a 17-piece band comprised of Bristol’s finest musicians with guest vocalists and soloists from New Orleans, and famed actor Clarke Peters reading from Armstrong’s personal letters and autobiography, it serves as the perfect reminder of why the great Satchmo is still seen as the single most important influence in jazz history.

Justin got to play on stage with Pee Wee Ellis – who toured extensively with James Brown for years – as part of the Louis Armstrong Story – the vocals from Lillian Boutte were hair raisingly superb and Clarke Peters had THE best reading voice in the world.

Bruce Ilett Big Band

Justin also played with the Bruce Ilett Big Band on bass trombone.  A huge crowd attended  the night which was full to brimming with lindy hopping, jiving and jitterbugging as the dance-floor was jammed packed.

Did you miss it this year?  Join us on 19th September at the Colston Hall so buy your tickets early!

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Instrument Repairers – More about Justin Pavey

Justin-PaveyJustin Pavey – is one of the south west’s top woodwind and brass instrument repairers but did you know that he is also a very accomplished Tenor and Bass Trombone player?

Justin is the owner of BrassWindFix – specialist woodwind and brass repair and servicing based in Wrington, near Bristol.  He knows brass and woodwind instruments inside out and outside in but is also in high demand as a freelance trombonist.

More about the Justin you may not know – the man behind the workshop apron!

Justin is an accomplished and adaptable trombonist.  He has played in numerous orchestras since the age of 14 all over the South West with the highlight of playing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury one year.  He also plays in many brass bands including bass trombone in the Mighty Flowers Band who, when Justin was playing with them won the Areas and the Grand Shield.  Justin also plays Bass trombone as part of the Bruce Ilett Band – a fantastic swing band specialising in the music from the Harry James era.  As well as all that – Justin also co-runs and plays tenor trombone in a wedding/party/covers band called Doctor Chocolate – wedding band.  Cramming even more into his hectic schedule Justin also co-runs and plays bass trombone for an awesome James Bond Tribute Band in the South West too called “The Name Is Band…..Bond Tribute Band”.

A wide, varied and eclectic mix of musical styles!

 

 

 

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