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The Phil Collins Jazz Big Band 1996 tour

The Phil Collins Jazz Big Band 1996 tour

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
6.5.96 to 1.6.96 Chateau De Avenieres Cruseilles France (Rehearsals)
2.6.96 to 30.6.96 Venue unknown Gingin's Switzerland (Rehearsals)
1.7.96 to 9.7.96 The Grand Casino Montreux Switzerland (Rehearsals)
11.7.96 The Royal Albert Hall London England (A show for Nelson Mandela and HRH Queen Elizabeth II)
12 – 13.7.96 The Grand Casino Monte Carlo Monaco
15.7.96 Giardini Del Frontone Perugia Italy
16.7.96 La Pinede Antibes France
17.7.96 Stravinski Auditorium Montreux Switzerland (2 shows one of which was filmed professionally)
19.7.96 Stravinski Auditorium Montreux Switzerland (Phil Collins only – Quincy Jones 50 years of Music – filmed professionally)
20.7.96 Polediportivo De Mendizorroza Vitoria Spain
21.7.96 Jardine De Los Viveros Valencia Spain

The Band

Phil Collins – Acoustic Drums, Vocals
Nathan East – Electric Bass guitar
Brad Cole – Keyboard, Piano
Daryl Stuermer – Guitar
Luis Conte – Percussion

The Vine Street Horns
Harry Kim – Trumpet
Daniel Fornero – Trumpet
Arturo Velasco – Trombone
Andrew Woolfolk – Saxophone

Special Guests
Tony Bennett – Vocals (All tour except – Spanish Dates)
Gerald Albright – Saxophone (Whole tour)
Quincy Jones – Conductor (London, Monaco, Montreux – only)
David Sanborn – Saxophone (Montreux only)
Greg Phillinganes – Piano (London only)
Tamia Washington – Vocals (London only)

Ralph Sharon – Piano (For Tony Bennett)
Douglas Richeson – Bass (For Tony Bennett)

The WDR Big Band
Heiner Wiberny – Alto Saxophone
Oliver Peters – Tenor Saxophone
Rolf Romer – Tenor Saxophone
Jens Neufang – Baritone Saxophone
Dave Horler – Trombone
Bernt Laukamp – Trumpet
Roy Deuvall – Bass Trombone
Andy Haderer – Trumpet
John Marshall – Trumpet
Rob Brunynen – Trumpet

The Tour set list was mainly comprised of :

Two Hearts,That’s All,In The Air Tonight,Invisible Touch,The West Side,Against All Odds,Hand In Hand,Always,Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,Sussudio,Watch What Happens,Somewhere Over The Rainbow,People,Old Devil Moon,The Lady Is In Love With You,There’ll Be Some Changes,Milestones,Drum Duet,Los Endos Suite

Additional notes : 

The 1996 Phil Collins Big Band actually supported Tony Bennett for a number of shows hence the Tony Bennett standards in the set list, the Phil Collins and Genesis songs were all instrumental.

Phil only sang the standards – Always and Don’t Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me, which was a shock as most people attending expected the band to back Phil Collins singing live.

17.7.96, Stravinski Auditorium, Montreux, Switzerland, This show was nearly a diaster The tour manager missed his alarm call and over ran, the band were held up at the airport, the truck carrying the band instruments and equipment was held up at the Italian border, a rushed soundcheck meant that during the first of the evenings performance the on stage monitors feedback a bass drum during the song Two Hearts and the problem was fixed and the song restarted – things did improve!

17.7.96, Stravinski Auditorium, Montreux, Switzerland, This was released as a bonus to the Phil Collins live at Montreux DVD/BLU Ray from Phil’s 2004 performance. The DVD/Blu Ray was released on the 26th March 2012 by Eagle Rock.

19.7.96, Stravinski Auditorium, Montreux, Switzerland This was released as a DVD/Blu Ray and titled Quincy Jones 50 Years Of Music, featuring a star studded cast of musicians performing songs to celebrate Quincy’s 50 years in music. The show was released by Eagle Rock on the 1st December 2008.

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