marked its 40th anniversary in March 2015 with a show at Birmingham's CBSO Centre, welcoming former colleagues who went on to international fame, including saxophonist Julian Arguelles and trumpeter Martin Shaw.
include using the latest technologies in the exploration and exploitation of the oil and gas resources, he noted, voicing hope for stronger support from KPC and the Ministry of Oil to the KGOC.
Last year, the WJO
released Little Steps, a progress-report album (their third) that successfully captures their live sound, if not all of its fire.
Of the authors we have approached, 99.5% have been happy to work with WJO
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avoided the drop by the skin of their teeth last season.
was my favourite of all the UK big bands I played with as a kid.
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replied with a Ryan Smith treble.
Formed more years ago than he cares to remember by John Hughes, WJO
has always provided a valuable learning ground for the star players of the future, and one of the liveliest in the current band is Lichfield trumpeter Nick Dewhurst.
The band has had a pretty stable personnel with fellow WJO
players Adam Gilchrist on electric bass, Ray Butcher on trumpet and Sam Rogers on saxophone.
Tim Amann from Andy Hamilton's Blue Notes and Walsall Jazz Orchestra is on piano, Sam Rogers, who also plays with WJO
, is on saxophone, guitarist is Tom Robins and Andy Wheeler is on drums.