This event has unfortunately been cancelled, due to the New Year lockdown in England. Ticket holders will be contacted and offered a full refund.

A passionate performer and educator, British trombone player Dennis Rollins MBE has established a reputation as an artist of excellence, and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country’s, and indeed the world’s, top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint.

Rollins’ latest project is the Velocity Trio, a brilliant marriage of refined contemporary jazz arrangements with simmering grooves that appeals to multiple generations of jazz, funk and world music fans.

Dennis is a renowned bandleader. In 2006 his jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award, winning the latter. His other awards include British Trombone Society Player of the Year 2013 and the JazzYorkshire Award 2012 for his band Velocity Trio – the band he brings to mjf @ The Met tonight.

Featuring: Dennis Rollins trombone / Ross Stanley Hammond organ / Luca Caruso drums

Dates & Times

Derby Hall @ The Met
Tables from £55.50 / £18.50 individual seats / £8 stream online (inc fees)

Duration approx. 75 minutes.

Tickets are available for socially distanced tables (maximum four people per table).

Smaller parties can purchase individual seats in the balcony. We have removed many of the balcony seats to allow you to sit in socially distanced groups.

Bookers who purchase a streaming ticket to watch the concert at home will be emailed access instructions prior to the event date.

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This event is part of mjf @ The Met, a series of intimate live and streaming gigs promoted in collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival.

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“This band produces genuine fireworks.”

Roger Thomas, BBC Music Magazine

“...Rarely can an instrumental trio have produced such a rich and varied tonal range.”

London Evening Standard

Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio

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