Past Event29 May 2019

Jazz Gala

No longer available

Bruce Mason Centre


Featuring from the USA, drummer Gregg Bissonette and vocalist Glenn Walters, and UK trumpet star Louis Dowdeswell. 

Gregg Bissonette, drummer for the Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth and Ringo Star’s Allstar Band. 

  • In late 1995, Toto was beginning their Tambu tour when new drummer Simon Phillips developed back problems. Phillips asked Bissonette to fill in for him during the tour's first leg.
  • Bissonette played drums on one track of Santana's multi-platinum album Supernatural.
  • In 2017, Bissonette recorded on Daniel Glen Timms’ album La La Land.

Louis Dowdeswell – the trumpeteer first caught the ear of the jazz / big band audience through his YouTube channel, which has since amassed more than 3.5 millions views and is the most popular big band channel on the site. Since then, Louis has performed with artists such as Al Jarreau, Michael Buble, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Sheridan Smith, Peter Andre, Hamish Stuart, Josh Groban and Seal.

Glenn Walters-  The San Francisco vocalist has been long respected as a “musician’s singer” and is a workhorse of the ad-jingle industry in the US. Performs with the Ray Charles Project and has recorded with Tower of Power’s Doc Kupka. 


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