Phil Shotton Duo
Saxophone and any of the following: piano, guitar, double bass, piano/vocalist
Ideal for more intimate settings, such as restaurants and drinks receptions.
Phil Shotton Trio
Saxophone, double bass and piano or guitar
This swinging trio can easily set up quickly, and be flexible enough to move around venues during different stages of your event if required. The trio can perform both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting!).
Phil Shotton Quartet
Saxophone, piano, double bass and drums
The classic jazz quartet – oozing sophistication, style and swing!
Phil Shotton Quintet
Saxophone, piano, guitar, double bass and drums
The addition of jazz guitar gives a slightly different feel to the quartet.
Phil Shotton Sextet
Saxophone, trumpet (or other front line horn), piano, guitar, double bass and drums
Larger front line, more opportunity for improvisation and classic two horn arrangements of the bebop era.
Phil Shotton Mini Big Band
Two Saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano, double bass and drums
The mini big band… playing the sounds of the swing era but can fit on a smaller stage!
Phil Shotton Big Band
The full big band: 5 Saxophones, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, piano, guitar, double bass and drums
This is the full big band experience; think Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald… Various big band shows available including ‘themed 1940’s nights’, ‘The Big Band Story’, ‘Frank Sinatra Tribute’.We also play more modern big band names such as Stan Kenton, Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, Maynard Ferguson. All repertoire can be tailored for your event.
Phil Shotton Birth of the Cool Band
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Piano, Double Bass and Drums
Phil Shotton recreates the music of the Miles Davis Nonet recording 'Birth of the Cool'. Although this Nonet only performed live a handful of times and ceased to exist by 1950, it is widely regarded as one of the most important ensembles in the history of jazz and has heavily influenced both jazz musicians and future jazz composers and arrangers.
The Birth Of The Cool Band play music edited from the original manuscript, featuring arrangements by the likes of Gil Evans, Bud Powell and Gerry Mulligan, endeavouring to recreate this seminal album with care, respect and the correct interpretation.
Phil Shotton Northwest Coast Octet
3 Saxophones, Trumpet, Trombone, piano, double bass and drums
The octet performs the 'West Coast Jazz' classics of 1950's America, happy, melodic, relaxed and grooving music that reflects this period of swinging jazz. The 'little big band' style of arranging was very popular during the time and allowed for more intricate writing along with improvisational characteristics of the smaller jazz ensembles.
The Octet perform music composed or recorded by the likes of; Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell and many more...
All the above ensembles can have a vocalist (male or female) added to them, if required, for that extra touch of sophistication!
Corrine Andrew(North West based)
Chris James(London based)
Julia Fiebelkorn(based in Berlin)
Adee Lifshitz(North West based)
Phil Shotton Saxophone Quartet
Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
This is a very versatile group of four saxophonists, playing various repertoire including light classical music, show tunes, music from stage and screen, and even jazz, funk and reggae!
Phil Shotton as Guest Soloist
Phil is available to guest as a soloist with rhythm sections, combos or big bands. Phil also offers guest conducting of ensembles. Both can be as part of a workshop/masterclass session and performance if required.
Session Musician, Studio & Remote Recording
Phil is in demand as a woodwind (Saxes, Clarinets & Flutes) session musician. He has recorded with many ensembles for various record labels and projects. Phil covers all styles; Jazz, commercial and pop, classical, folk and traditional. His sight reading and improvisational skills are first rate and Phil can easily fit into any existing ensemble or multi-track parts for horn sections.
In addition to studio recording, Phil can offer a remote recording service. Send tracks to Phil and he can record from his home studio and then return the tracks to you.
Contact Phil for a quote for session work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensembles featuring Phil Shotton as a regular member/sideman
In addition to performing with his own ensembles Phil regularly performs all over the UK as a musician with various other professional ensembles and tours. More information can be found out about these groups by following the links:
The Hollywood Swingers - Tenor Saxwww.thehollywoodswingers.co.uk
The Danny Miller Big Band - Lead Alto Saxwww.dannymillermusic.co.uk
The Danny Miller ‘Little Big Band’ (8 piece) - Lead Alto Saxwww.dannymillermusic.co.uk
The Prohibition Pop Band - Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxwww.prohibitionpopband.com
Cafe Society 1920’s Jazz Band - Clarinet & Alto Saxwww.fixthemusic.com/cafe-society-jazz-band
Saxtivity - Saxophone Quartet - Baritone Saxwww.frankgriffith.co.uk
The Frank Griffith Nonet - Baritone Sax & Bass Clarinetwww.frankgriffith.co.uk
Craig Martin - Beatles Swing - UK band - Musical Director & Saxophonistwww.facebook.com/thebeatlesswing
Acoustic Traditions - Piccolo, Flute & ClarinetJazz meets, Folk, Celtic and Liturgical music… For more info contact Phil: email@example.com
Phil directs several community ensembles which you could join. Phil is passionate about conducting and community music making. He directs several ensembles open to musicians from within the local community.
Do you play an instrument? Want to gain valuable ensemble experience and enjoy rehearsing and performing music with others under professional directorship? To find out more about these ensembles directed by Phil follow the links below or contact Phil firstname.lastname@example.org
Maghull Wind Orchestrawww.maghullwindorchstra.co.uk
Kaleidoscope Big Bandwww.kaleidoscopebigband.com
Northwest Saxophone Choir & Macclesfield Saxophone Choirwww.facebook.com/Northwestsaxophonechoir
Edge Hill University Big BandTo find out more please contact email@example.com