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Rossini Re-Loaded: Mike Westbrook
The Mike Westbrook Big Band will be playing jazz and rock variations on themes from the operas of Gioacchino Rossini, featuring William Tell, The Thieving Magpie, Othello, Cinderella and The Barber of Seville.
Mike Westbrook leads his 20-piece big band in a revival of this internationally acclaimed classic – the first jazz work ever to be featured in the BBC Proms.
The UK's foremost jazz composer. He has led and composed for a succession of big bands, orchestras and small groups since the 1960s, often working on the boundary between jazz and classical music.
'Mike Westbrook is a master of jazz orchestration. He can suggest a carnival, a ballroom or a greasy back street with a few cunningly placed notes. The full effect is awe inspiring'.
'An exhilarating contemporary spin on the big band tradition’ (The Guardian)
'Britain's most innovative Big Band leader' (The Wire).
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