"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
|The Gulbenkian Theatre »||7:30 pm||Saturday 5 May 2012|
|Ticket Price||Ticket Info||Ticket Link||£18/£16 Friends/£9 Students||Free to U16s when accompanied by a paying adult.||Ticket Link|
BBC Big Band
with Norma Winstone & Mike Gibbs
“for survival; one must be versatile, for jazz; one must be ready to swing... hard! The BBC Big Band does both!”
The BBC Big Band returns to Sounds New in the company of two jazz greats. Together with singer Norma Winstone and arranger/composer Mike Gibbs they explore some of the finest examples of popular song from the past 80 years, given a new twist! These include the work of Fats Waller (Jitterbug Waltz), Duke Ellington (Caravan), Joni Mitchell (Blue), Tom Waits (Soldier's Things), Sting (A Thousand Years), and Nick Drake (River Man).
'Two jazz masters put their own delightful spin on everything from Sting to Fats Waller' - Dave Gelly, The Guardian.
This concert will be recorded for transmission on BBC Radio 2's 'Big Band Special'.
Duration: 2hr 15 mins [inc. interval]
|Trumpets:||Derek Watkins, Mike Lovatt, Brian Rankine, Martin Shaw|
|Trombones:||Gordon Campbell, Andy Wood, Ashley Horton, John Higinbotham|
|Saxes:||Howard McGill, Sammy Mayne, Paul Booth, Martin Williams, Jay Craig|
|Rhythm:||Rob Aspland (piano), Phil Robson (guitar), Jeremy Brown (bass), Tom Gordon (drums), Anthony Kerr (vibes and percussion)|
The BBC Big Band is widely regarded as the UK’s leading Big Band. It has won the prestigious ‘Best Big Band Award’ at the British Jazz Awards six times and was nominated for the same award again in 2008. The BBC Big Band has entertained thousands with international stars such as Tony Bennett, George Benson, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, George Shearing, Michel Legrand, Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, Patti Austin, Lalo Schifrin, Bob Brookmeyer, Michael Bublé, Claire Martin, Amy Winehouse, Abdullah Ibrahim, Dr John, Jack Bruce and Ray Charles.
Image: Norma Winstone & Mike Gibbs