Live music at the Wakes in association with Pale Fire Music and the West Midland Jazz network. Thanks also to Wynn Foundation for the funding to purchase an in house PA system for our wonderful community focused live music venue. 

Join us for some great music classics given a modern jazz/big band sound. The set will include an eclectic mix of material from Miles Davis to Stevie Wonder and beyond, especially arranged for Big Band sound.

Its going to be a great night with so many young local musicians entertaining us from Shrewsbury School Big Band.

Ticket price will be £5 per person will be going to the Severn Hospice. So whilst you have a great evening you will be assisting the community at the same-time.

This will be a very intimate evening of jazz and so tickets will be limited. You can purchase either by calling in at Forge or emailing to book or reserve online online at .

Shrewsbury School is a leading UK independent school which has a strong musical reputation; the Shrewsbury School Big Band has been a major ensemble at the school for many decades, originally a student led ensemble but now directed by Assistant Director of Music, Maria McKenzie. The students’ enthusiasm is electric and this comes out in the energy levels in their playing.

The band averages 20 players, including a full complement of saxes, trumpets and trombones and rhythm section, we are also fortunate to have a number of excellent singers’ keen to join us which provides variety. The band have been recognised nationally, having been awarded a prestigious Gold award at the National Concert Band Festival on the back of performances at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, closer to home, the band regularly perform as part of the Shrewsbury School Arts and Music Series and have performed as part of the Saturday Jazz at the Wightman and the Edge Arts Centre.

Licensed bar, coffee counter and light snacks available on the evening.

Miles to Motown 5th March

Judas Johnson and Jester - Original Rock Gems from two of your favourite three piece outfits


Tickets vailable at 5.00 each via

You can purchase online or reserve tickets on the door.

Judas Johnson and Jester 28th March

Clark has appeared on TV and radio all over the world, but key moments include "Omnibus" (BBC) with his quintet, "Mercury Music Awards" (BBC) with Sting, "Father & Son" (ITV) with own group and Stan Tracey, "The Paradise Club" (ITV), "Ellington's" (ITV), "Call Me Mister" (ITV), "Blue Note's 50th Anniversary Concert" with Tommy Smith at the Montreux Jazz Festival, plus numerous radio broadcasts with his own groups on Radios 2 & 3. In 1999 Clark had a feature in the motion picture "The Talented Mr. Ripley" starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law and he performed on the soundtrack of the motion picture "Alfie" starring Jude Law.

Clark has appeared on stage as an actor/drummer on three occasions; Last Chance Theatre Company's "The Last Connection" for 6 months, "Lady Day" starring Dee Dee Bridgewater for a year and "Lenny" starring Eddie Izzard and directed by Sir Peter Hall for a year.

15.00 a ticket to include supper - tickets now on sale at The Wakes or online at release date to be announced, like page to keep updated.

Clark Tracey 12th March

Forge Location

The Wakes, Theatre Square, Oakengates, Telford TF2 6EP

Telephone 07715667975

Or email Forge

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