WELCOME TO THE NOTTINGHAM JAZZ ORCHESTRA
FORTHCOMING GUEST ARTIST CONCERTS - ALL MONTHLY CONCERTS LISTED HERE
BRUCE ADAMS with NJO
SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2019 : £10
We welcome back multi-award winning trumpet legend Bruce Adams for an evening of powerhouse and gentle playing.
Not only is Bruce one the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendously affable companion. A band-room with the Glaswegian Mr. Adams present is a happy and riotous place.
His stream of jokes, anecdotes, and hilarious observations reflect an early immersion in show-biz, and a keen eye and ear for the many quirks of human nature.
ALAN BARNES with NJO
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2019 : £10
Multi-award winning jazz saxophonist Alan Barnes presents his ‘A Jazz Christmas Carol’. Readings from the original Dickens tell the story, with the big band bring the characters to life, switching audiences from hilarity to pathos with a skill that would have done credit to Dickens himself!
Like the Dickens classic itself, Alan Barnes’s “Christmas Carol” has something for everyone.
A family night out that is also a treat for the jazz connoisseur; it will delight anyone who loves music or literature – or just Christmas!
Concert at: 7:30pm
St. Giles Church
Nottingham NG2 6AY
Tickets online or call 07881 610305 to reserve - limited availability.
GORDON CAMPBELL & NJO
SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2020 : £10
Gordon is regarded as one of the UK’s leading trombonists. He is principal trombone in the John Wilson Orchestra & the BBC Big Band.
His varied career has encompassed jazz, classical, theatre, film and pop. Gordon has worked with many of the world’s leading performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey and Robbie Williams to name a few!
He was a regular player with the Laurie Holloway Big Band on the “Parkinson”show.
Gordon holds the post as Trombone Professor at The Royal Marines School of Music, and The Royal Academy of Music. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Associate of The Royal Academy of Music for jazz trombone.
SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2020 : £10
Mike Lovatt is Principal trumpet with the John Wilson Orchestra, Lead trumpet with the BBC Big Band and is the first call UK recording session artist.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him live with the Nottingham Jazz Orchestra!
As Principal Trumpet in London’s West End, Mike has performed in dozens of West End Shows. and is the lead trumpet of the BBC Big Band who featured him in a tribute to Maynard Ferguson. He has played on many movie & TV soundtracks
Mike is principal trumpet with the Grammy Nominated John Wilson Orchestra and is also Lead trumpet with Seth MacFarlane’s Los Angeles based Big Band.
SUNDAY 17 MAY 2020 : £12
Matthew Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, performing for 5 years with the multi-award winning Syd Lawrence Orchestra. In 2006 Matthew was voted 'Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist' and nominated alongside Jamie Cullum in the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards (Best UK Male Vocalist category).
As a soloist Matthew makes regular appearances with the RTE and BBC Concert Orchestras, and has also worked with the Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle and Philharmonia Orchestras.
As a big band vocalist Matthew is always in demand, working with the BBC Big Band, Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra and many others including the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.