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24 November 2018

London Jazz Festival: The Gareth Lockrane Big Band

Studio

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

Times & Prices

Saturday 24 November, 3pm

Running Time

1 hour and 30 minutes (including an interval)

Ticket Prices

Studio Floor £25
Gallery £30
Upper Gallery and Standing £20