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Mike Wills

Mike Wills plays clarinet and all the saxes. From the 1970s onwards he has played with bands of a wide variety of styles, and appeared at Jazz Festivals in France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Spain, as well as in the UK such as Birmingham, Brecon, Bude, Isle of Bute, Keswick, Swanage and Upton-upon-Severn. Musicians he has worked with include, from the USA, Bud Freeman, Ray Alexander, Joe Muryani, Lillian Boute, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber and Greg Abate and from the UK Humphrey Lyttleton, Roy Williams, Tommy Whittle, Duncan Lamont, Digby Fairweather, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, George Melly, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Dave Newton, Simon Spillett, Karen Sharp and many others. Unexpected highlights of his career include appearing (in very small print) on the same bill as Miles Davis, a session with US actress and occasional singer Stephanie Powers, an (almost inaudible) appearance on a Shirley Bassey CD.