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.
Returning to Pizza Express Live Dean Street for another spectacular Sunday Lunch the concert, after their sell out 2018 concert is 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 last album, “Fistfight At The Barndance”, rated a top five jazz album of the year in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and short listed as 2018 Best jazz album in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018 we feature the Gareth Lockrane Big Band (“Probably the best Jazz Big Band since Thad Jones & Mel Lewis” – The Hoste of Jazz)
Gareth’s Band 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.
Congratulations to Gareth and his Big Band for winning BEST BIG BAND at the BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS 2018
“...Lockrane is the next best thing and the most exciting and inventive instrumentalist in the country.” – London Evening Standard
Click the image below for a flavour of what you can expect from this fabulous band.
Doors Open : 12pm Performance : 1.30pm