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Hi Jiggs

I keep listening to Radio Big Band on BBC Radio 2 every Monday night and all
I can say is WOW!!

I hope you listen occasionally to the I Remember Stan album which you
recorded with the Shades in 1991 and before that the live recording of the
Midnight Concert at the Queens Hall at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.

If those memories are long forgotten you can always visit us at

Best wishes

Ivor Deach
The Shades Jazz Orchestra

June 06 2009

Ivor Deach


Dear Jiggs
I just bought your signature series King 2B and love it.    After playing a lot of horns over the years, including several 2Bs and 3 Bs, this is the one I have been searching for.   Can't say enough good things about it.
Joe Thompson-jazz musician-St. Louis

May 06.2008

Joe Thompson-


Dear Jiggs,

Thank you for coming to Warwick to spend a whole with our boys. Your inspiration and Charisma is infectious! The boys loved every minute of the day and learnt so much from you. You are a musicians’ musician – dedicated, passionate and above so giving of your experience and energy to young people. I personally have been touched by your warmth andI have picked up lots of tips from your jazz/Big Band rehearsals.



Mark Cadman

Little Big Band
Big Band

Warwick School UK

25. April 2008

Mark Cadman


Hi Jiggs...
   Haven't seen you since we last talked at your "76 Trombones + " performance around 2001 at UNLV in Las Vegas. Just saw your great rendition of "If He Walked Into My Life..."  and LOVED it !!!
   Still sounding super ...!
Best always,
Cliff Stark

Apri 07.2008

Cliff Stark


Hello Jiggs: Just found your website and was going through your 2008 schedule.  Wow, people in Germany, England and elsewhere in Europe sure are lucky. I think it's time that you bring one of your Big Bands to Canada and the US, because you would be a real big success in North America.  Anyway, I look forward to hearing you in Port Townsend this summer, Paul Brooke, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 11:05 PM

Paul Brooke


Hi Jiggs and Diane, just saying hello. Rich and Joanne

March, 2nd 2008

Rich and Joanne


Hi Jiggs,
It's been a long time since we took you to the airport in Cleveland, and even longer since we stacked wood and hauled corn. Give me a shout if you see this email
Rob Craig

Feb. 27th 2008

Robert Craig


Hi Mr. Whigham,

I really enjoyed the three instructional videos on YouTube. Clear and to the point.  Also came across "The Way We Were" and loved it! Real sweet and heartfelt. Hope we'll get to meet one day. Thanks again and all the best.


Gerard Carelli

Feb. 2nd 2008

Gerard Carelli


Hello Jiggs,
I'll hopefully be seeing you at Night Town in Cleveland; where I've come rolling in every Friday for
6 years now. You have made this ol' Brush Arch and all of us from '61 so very proud with your gift... Thank you, and thank you for wonderful moments on Anderson Road too, when one could leave the noisy and busy world behind, to pick up and soon enjoy, some of those fresh and tasty vegetables from... "Whighams"
Bill Finley

Jan 21th 2008

Bill Finley


Just had to say how much I enjoyed   the show on Saturday in Edinburgh in the tribute to Basie. A really wonderful night and I loved the number you did on trombone with Jamie Davis. The band sounded better than ever. Look forward to next year when I hope you will be back!

Best wishes

Rupert Jones

Augus, 6th. 2007

Rupert Jones


It was great fun taping your lessons for StarsTeachMusic.com and finally meeting you after being a fan for many years. I'm sure
students will find the lessons as insightful and informative as I did. The chemistry you and Dick Nash had during your session together was very apparent on camera. Hope to see you soon.

All the best,

Glen Rewal
Dash-U Inc.


Glen Rewal
Dash-U Inc.


BBC Big Band, play it again, Birmingham 15th, morning session

Hi Jiggs, i was amazed by your energy and commitment at the above session. It was 100% adrenalin fix for me.  I wish you well in the future and your BBC Big Band, Best wishes Lord Franklyn Van-den-langenberg... [ i was playing Banjo ]

July 07, 2007

Lord Franklyn Van-den-langenb erg


"Jiggs - you are truly one of the great jazz artists on this earth! Listening to your music is like entering another world full of musical expression, sophisticated rhythm and pure, straightforward, honest sentiment, all based on and mixed with your unmistakable technique. Don´t know how you do it, but you play that thing as if it was an integral part of you. The only question is - can you hold a candle to my all-time favorite trombone player Urbie Green?? :)
Greetings from an eternal fan of yours. Angelika".

March 01, 2007

Angelka Bergmann

bergmannangelika@aol. com

Hello, My twin 8 year old girls and I have found it very exciting learning more about you. Their Mom is a cello player in the symphony and the both Love music. We live in Washington and hope to get to see you in Port Townsend. Thank you very much and the best to another part of the Great Whigham clan.
Sincerely, Bob, Elena, Micaela and Mylena Whigham

May 20..2006

Bob, Elena, Micaela and Mylena Whigham


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