Saxophonist - Clarinettist - Flautist - Conductor - Band Leader - Educator

Live Performance Dates

In addition to performing for private and corporate functions Phil Shotton regularly performs around the North West of England and beyond. Catch Phil live with one of these ensembles...

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June 2019

Sunday, 23rd June 2019
8pm

Acoustic Traditions

Phil Shotton performs with Acoustic Traditions.

The Stokers Arms

Monday, 24th June 2019
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

The Red Bar will becomes a cabaret style jazz club where Phil Shotton and his quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! Phil Shotton (tenor sax), Dr. Tom Sykes (piano), Matt Lawton (double bass) and Jez Finch (drums).

During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group. If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

FREE entry

Visit the Edge Hill website for further information.

Red Bar
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Friday, 28th June 2019

Private Function

Phil Shotton directs the Phil Shotton Big Band.

July 2019

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
7:30pm

St Nicholas Music Festival

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Details to be confirmed.

St. Nicholas’ Church
Bridge Road
Blundellsands L23 6SA

Wednesday, 10th July 2019
7:30pm

Shotton & Shout

Phil Shotton directs the Edge Hill University Big Band will be joined by special guest, from South Africa, Dan Shout for a Pre-festival concert performance for the Wigan International Jazz Festival. Phil and Dan will be featured with music from across the big band genre, including compositions by Dan Shout.

Tickets: FREE (booking required).

Visit the Edge Hill website for further information.

view the press release.

The Arts Centre
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Friday, 12th July 2019
8pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with The Phil Shotton Quartet.

Sefton Park Cricket Club
Sefton Park
Croxteth Drive
Liverpool L17 1AP

Sunday, 14th July 2019

Ormskirk Gingerbread Festival

Phil Shotton performs with Cafe Society.

Tickets: £7

Ormskirk Town Centre

Saturday, 20th July 2019
7:30pm

Summer Massed Saxophone Choir Concert

Phil Shotton directs the massed Saxophone choir of The Northwest and Macclesfield Saxophone choirs in a special performance featuring around 30 saxophonists!

Repertoire will be diverse, enjoyable and engaging. Featuring both the softer side of so many saxophones and the roar of sheer power an ensemble such as this can create!

£6 a ticket including refreshments, which can be obtained in advance by calling Barbara on 01704 560 100, or pay at the door.

St Peter's Church
St Peter's Road
Birkdale PR8 4BY

Monday, 22nd July 2019
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

The Red Bar will becomes a cabaret style jazz club where Phil Shotton and his quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! Phil Shotton (tenor sax), Dr. Tom Sykes (piano), Matt Lawton (double bass) and Jez Finch (drums).

During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group. If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

FREE entry

Visit the Edge Hill website for further information.

Red Bar
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
7:30pm

St Andrews Church

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra.

Details to be confirmed.

St Andrews Church
Damfield Lane
Maghull L31 6DD

Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Wilmslow Jazz Club

Phil Shotton performs with his jazz quartet.

Visit www.grahambrookjazz.co.uk for more information.

Wilmslow Conservative Club
15 Grove Avenue
Wilmslow SK9 5EG
August 2019

Friday, 16th August 2019
8pm

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton directs the Swingshift Big Band.

Sefton Park Cricket Club
Sefton Park
Croxteth Drive
Liverpool L17 1AP
September 2019

Sunday, 2nd September 2019

Boulevard West

Phil Shotton performs with his Jazz Trio.

Boulevard West
7-11 Lord Street
Southport PR8 1RP

Friday, 6th September 2019

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with The Phil Shotton Quartet.

Sefton Park Cricket Club
Sefton Park
Croxteth Drive
Liverpool L17 1AP

Saturday, 7th September 2019

Queenscourt Hospice Charity Concert

Phil Shotton directs the Swingshift Big Band and vocalist Chris James perform a charity concert to raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice.

Little Theatre Southport
Hoghton Street
Southport PR9 0PA

Friday, 13th September 2019

St. John Stone's Social Club

Phil Shotton directs Swingshift Big Band.

St. John Stone's Social Club
Sandbrook Road
Southport PR8 3RN

Saturday, 21st September 2019
7:30pm

Holy Trinity Church

Phil Shotton directs the Maghul Wind Orchestra for a 'Last Night of Proms' concert.

Holy Trinity Church
Hoghton Street
Southport PR9 9DX

Monday, 23rd September 2019
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

The Red Bar will becomes a cabaret style jazz club where Phil Shotton and his quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! Phil Shotton (tenor sax), Dr. Tom Sykes (piano), Matt Lawton (double bass) and Jez Finch (drums).

During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group. If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

FREE entry

Red Bar
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Sunday, 28th September 2019

Grosvenor Jazz Club

Phil Shotton and his Jazz Trio are joined by singer Corrine Andrews.

Tickets £10 (includes light supper), please phone Brian 07817 540133.

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Birkdale URC Church Hall
Grosvenor Road
Birkdale PR8 1ET
October 2019

Saturday, 5th October 2019

Private Wedding

The Phil Shotton performs with his Quartet.

Friday, 11th October 2019

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton directs the Swingshift Big Band.

Sefton Park Cricket Club
Sefton Park
Croxteth Drive
Liverpool L17 1AP

Saturday, 12th October 2019
7:30pm

Maghull Baptist Church

Phil Shotton directs the Maghul Wind Orchestra for an evening of music to help raise money for the people of Moldova.

Maghull Baptist Church
Hall Lane
Maghull L31 3EJ

Monday, 14th October
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

The Red Bar will becomes a cabaret style jazz club where Phil Shotton and his quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! Phil Shotton (tenor sax), Dr. Tom Sykes (piano), Matt Lawton (double bass) and Jez Finch (drums).

During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group. If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

FREE entry

Red Bar
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

Wilmslow Jazz Club

Phil Shotton directs the Kaleidoscope Big Band.

Wilmslow Conservative Club
15 Grove Avenue
Wilmslow SK9 5EG
November 2019

Friday, 8th November 2019

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with The Phil Shotton Quartet.

Sefton Park Cricket Club
Sefton Park
Croxteth Drive
Liverpool L17 1AP

Thursday, 14th November 2019

Live at St Wilfrid's

Phil Shotton directs Swingshift Big Band with vocalist Corinne Andrew present 'The Big Band Story' - a musical journey through the history of swing, from the 1930s through to the present day.

St. Wilfrid's Church
Church Lane
Grappenhall Village
Warrington WA4 3EP

Tuesday, 19th November 2019

Big Band Masterclass

Phil Shotton and American jazz trumpeter Gordon Vernick will be directing an afternoon Big Band Masterclass and evening concert.

The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Hope University
Creative Campus
17 Shaw Street
Liverpool L6 1HP

Monday, 25th November 2019
8:00pm to 10:30pm

Jazz in the Red Bar

The Red Bar will becomes a cabaret style jazz club where Phil Shotton and his quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! Phil Shotton (tenor sax), Dr. Tom Sykes (piano), Matt Lawton (double bass) and Jez Finch (drums).

During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the quartet and experience playing with a professional group. If you are an vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

FREE entry

Red Bar
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk L39 4QP

Saturday, 30th November 2019
7pm

Christians Against Poverty Job Club

Details TBC.

St John’s C.E. Church
627-629 Liverpool Road
Ainsdale
Southport PR8 3NG
December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019

Christmas Concert

Phil Shotton conducts the Maghull Wind Orchestra for an evening of Christmas music, and will be joined by the Our Lady of Lourdes School Choir.

The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Hope University
Creative Campus
17 Shaw Street
Liverpool L6 1HP

Friday, 13th December 2019

Jazz on the Hill

Phil Shotton performs with The Phil Shotton Quartet.

Sefton Park Cricket Club
Sefton Park
Croxteth Drive
Liverpool L17 1AP

Tuesday, 17th December 2019

Christmas Concert

Phil Shotton conducts the Maghull Wind Orchestra for an evening of Christmas music, and will be joined by the Our Lady of Lourdes School Choir.

Saturday, 21st December 2019

All Souls Church

Phil Shotton directs the Swingshift Big Band and vocalist Chris James.

All Souls Church Springwood
Mather Avenue
Liverpool L19 4TF
January 2020

Saturday, 25th January 2020
8pm

Charity Concert

Swingshift is joined by vocalist Chris James to perform a charity concert hosted by The Rotary Club of Widnes.

Tickets: £20 (includes hot pot supper)

Widnes Rugby Union Club
Heath Road
Widnes WA8 7NU

March 2020

Saturday, 7th March 2020

Joint Orchestral Concert

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra will be joined by Heswall Concert Band for a joint concert.

Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
Wallasey CH44 8ED
April 2020

April 2020

Australian Visit

Phil Shotton directs the Maghull Wind Orchestra who will be joined by Australian based Cameraygal Concert Band as part of thier tour of the UK.

May 2020

Friday, 29th May 2020

Private Wedding

Phil Shotton direct his Seven Piece Swing Band with vocalist Chris James.