Mention Big Band Jazz and memories flood with the great American Sounds of Basie, Ellington, Dorsey, Evans, Jones & Marsalis. No longer! One of the worlds most outstanding bands comes from our side of the pond.
Arriving for their debut at The Other Palace comes the sensational 19-piece British Big Band, led by the original writing and arranging of the brilliant jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane.
Playing the music from their recent album, “Fistfight At The Barndance”, rated a top five jazz album of the year in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, the Gareth Lockrane Big Band (“Probably the best Jazz Big Band since Thad Jones & Mel Lewis” – The Hoste of Jazz) features a combination of established British jazz greats with Academy trained younger musicians, in multi layered arrangements scored for 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 reeds, guitar, piano, bass, percussion and drums in addition to Gareth on the entire flute family.
“...Lockrane is the next best thing and the most exciting and inventive instrumentalist in the country.” – London Evening Standard
Please do see this recent review in Jazz Journal of this amazing band.
Performance starts at 3pm.
Tickets £30, £25 & £20