The Gareth Lockrane Big Band

EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 at St. John's Smith Square

Saturday November 21

The Gareth Lockrane Big Band

JBGB Events have, for the last two years, been enthusiastic supporters of the 19-piece Gareth Lockrane Big Band, promoting their brilliant music and outstanding musicians, to enthusiastic jazz lovers in sold out concerts.

They arrive at St Johns Smith Square, in the EFG London Jazz Festival, relishing the opportunity to play their compelling big band music for a larger concert hall audience 

The Gareth Lockrane Big Band is, in our opinion, the greatest ever UK Big Band and ranks alongside the great bands, from what has traditionally been the exclusive preserve, of the USA.

Think of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band that in the late 1980’s revolutionised Big Band arrangements, and then Wynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Centre Orchestra in the 1990’s that made virtuosity common place, but then add new writing and distinctive arrangements, with a band leader playing flutes, and you have their 21st century dynamic successor in  Gareth Lockrane and his Big Band.

This St Johns concert will feature not only a wealth of Gareth Lockrane’s original compositions and arrangements, including numbers from their highly rated album “Fistfight At The Barn Dance”, but also new arrangements in a medley of legendary themes by Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin and The Crusaders

 

“...Lockrane is the next best thing and the most exciting and inventive instrumentalist in the country.” – London Evening Standard

 

 

Saturday November 21st 2020 

Music at 2.30pm 

Doors at 1.45pm

Tickets not yet on sale, please check back soon.

 

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St Johns Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA

 
 

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