The Mike Gorman Big Band

Sunday March 8

The Mike Gorman Big Band

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London

 

We are developing a growing reputation for wonderful Big Band Music on Sunday Lunch Times at Dean Street.

And this concert is no exception as we welcome for their Dean Street debut the fabulous Mike Gorman Big Band.

Mike, who has written or arranged all the music for this Big Band, is an accomplished jazz writer, arranger, piano and Hammond organ musician.

The band will be playing original music and arrangements of standards influenced by the work of Gil Evans, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and Bill Holman, featuring all- star musicians.

Mike has worked/toured with many leading international artists including Marlena Shaw, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Witherspoon, Georgie Fame, China Moses, Scott Hamilton, Clare Teal, Claire Martin, Stacey Kent and Charles McPherson among others.

He has also worked with many of the UK’s leading luminaries in the jazz field including Don Weller, Guy Barker, Anita WardellAlan Skidmore and Art Themen and is a regular member of The Peter King Quartet and The Jim Mullen Organ Trio.

In the popular and commercial music field, Mike has worked with many renowned artists including Boy George and Culture Club, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Madeleine Bell, Rebecca Ferguson.

Among the all star jazz musicians in the Mike Gorman Big Band are 
 
Saxophones - Paul Jones, Sam MaynePaul Booth, Richard Shepherd & Simon Currie
 
Trumpets  — Tom Walsh, George HoggMartin Shaw & Freddie Gavita
 
Trombones - Winston Rollins, Tom WhiteCallum Au & Pete North
 
Bass - Ollie Hayhurst 
 
Drums — Tristan Mailliot
 
Piano — Mike Gorman
 
 

Doors open at Noon.

Music at 1.30pm

Tickets £25