Hi, I will be directing a commissioned work 'Journey with the giants of Jazz' that pays tribute to 6 jazz greats all born in 1917. The work will be a featured part of a much bigger performance called 'The Jazz Ticket' in which the Nu Civilisation Orchestra will be playing my work and 6 arrangements of pieces made famous by our jazz giants - Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, Tadd Dameron, Theolonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Mongo Santamaria. We will also have musicians from local schools performing their own prepared pieces in small ensembles throughout the night having had workshops with members of the Tomorrow's Warriors educational faculty.
The first performance will be Thursday 16 March 2017 8pm at Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton.
I very much hope you can join us to celebrate 100 years of jazz mastery