WELCOME TO THE NOTTINGHAM JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The gates are bolted...
Upcoming Guest Concerts Cancelled
Due to the current Government guidelines in place in Nottingham from Thursday 5th November 2020, it is, with regret that we have no option than to cancel the Mike Lovatt concert with NJO on Sunday 15th November, we are further cancelling the 20th December guest concert with Georgina Jackson until a new date can be fixed foe both artists in 2021.
Lets hope that we can all get through this terrible time together, and return to some form of normality as soon as possible.
If you have bought tickets for these two concerts, you will be refunded in full, however, if you booked for the Mike Lovatt gig for the original date of 19th April 2020, then you will not be on the auto-refund list. In which case, you should receive an email from us, requesting your bank account details so that we can send you a BACS refund.
Thank you all for your support. We all hope to see you soon. Keep safe!
POSTPONED - 2021 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED ASAP
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Mike Lovatt is a UK virtuoso trumpeter, recording artist, sought after teacher and musical director who is internationally recognized for his wide ranging stylistic ability. He is Principal Trumpet of the Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra, the BBC Big Band, Superbrass, Andrew Cottee’s Dreamtown Orchestra and is featured as soloist on many film scores including most recently Marvel's ‘Avengers Endgame’ and the Judy Garland Bio Pic 'Judy’ and is also Lead trumpet with Seth MacFarlane’s Los Angeles based Big Band.
MIKE LOVATT - soloist and lead trumoet with the Seth MacFarlane Big Band
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We welcome Georgina Jackson to the Nottingham Jazz Orchestra as our special guest on this Christmas Big Band Special!
Georgina now works internationally as a cabaret artiste performing her entertaining trumpet/vocal shows on the world's most prestigious cruise lines. She is also to be found singing with the Echoes of Ellington Big Band and is in great demand performing up and down the country with her trio show and with guest soloist and workshop dates with Big bands both here and In Europe.
After acquiring a strange and somewhat unfashionable obsession with Jazz and Big Band music at an early age, (and in Wigan!) Georgina began her musical career working as a professional trumpet player almost everywhere up, down, left and right of the country. Working for years with many famous faces, such as Frank Sinatra Junior, Nancy Sinatra, and Seal and touring Big Bands in Concert Halls, television and radio, Georgina learned her trade as a lead trumpet player.
Harboring a desire to wear a posh frock rather than the same as 'the lads' in the band, Georgina decided to make a dash for the front mic! Setting up her own Big Band to play at a local ballroom was the first step to fulfilling her frock and singing ambitions, and when the audience didn't boo (but actually cheered!) she decided that she would like to do it again, quite a few times actually!
Having sung in and led various sized bands with miscellaneous musicians in some very miscellaneous venues, Georgina decided to record and release her first CD. With support from Jazz FM (CD of the week) and Sir Michael Parkinson ''til there was you' climbed to the dizzy heights of Number 8 in the HMV jazz charts. The critical success of her first album led to Georgina landing her dream job as a resident singer with the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra, where she performs most months.
Georgina's long-awaited second album 'Watch What Happens' (recorded at Abbey Road studios, London) was released in June 2012, the first single 'Change Partners' shot to number 1 in the Itunes Jazz Chart and the album fought the likes of Nina Simone and Miles Davies to get into the top 5! The London Evening Standard awarded 'Watch What Happens' the CD of the week