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Widely regarded as the UK's leading and most versatile jazz band, the BBC Big Band broadcasts exclusively on BBC Radio. This concert will be recorded for BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up.
Special guest soloist is jazz musician James Morrison. Although best known for his trumpet playing, he is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on saxophones, flugelhorn, bass trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass and piano; a unique talent and personality. He composed and performed the opening fanfare at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
BBC Big Band
Britain's premier big band has been regularly voted the 'Best Big Band' at the British Jazz Awards. An awesome 17-piece jazz powerhouse. 'For me, this is the band' (Mel Torme) 'A wonderful band!' (Tony Bennett) 'Joyous...!' (George Benson) 'Wonderful!' (Michel Legrand) 'They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!' (Sir Michael Parkinson) 'I told my wife that for my next birthday I want this band as a gift!' (Lalo Schifrin) 'Not only are they terrific musicians, they also have a marvellous sense of humour' (Ken Bruce - BBC Radio 2).
See 3 tour dates featuring BBC Big Band
This virtuoso Australian jazz trumpeter / trombonist / pianist has played with some of the greatest entertainers ever - Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, George Benson, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra to name but a few.
See James Morrison tour dates
Sevenoaks School (The Space, Sennocke Centre, Aisher Hall, Pamoja Hall)
- High Street
- TN13 1HU