RNCM Big Band POSTPONED (TBC)
with Josephine Davies (director) and Fini Bearman (singer)
Friday 27 March 2020, 7.30pm
Following the developing situation around COVID-19, all events at the college from Monday 16 March until Tuesday 14 April are cancelled. We will be looking to reschedule performances. Please visit www.rncm.ac.uk for future updates. Events from Tuesday 14 April will be reviewed as the situation continues to develop.
All Box Office sales are suspended with immediate effect and the Box Office is now closed.
Where reinstatement of the performance at a later date is not possible, or if patrons are unable to make a rescheduled date, a full refund will be issued when services are resumed. Unfortunately we are unable to process refunds until this time.
Our Spring Big Band show features two female big hitters in the UK jazz and big band scene. Josephine Davies is a triple threat – composer, saxophonist and conductor – who has been pushing the boundaries of jazz with projects such as Satori, a sax/bass/drums trio with an emphasis on extended and collaborative improvisation. Previously a member of the London Jazz Orchestra, she also leads her own big band, who made their début in April 2019, and won the Parliamentary Jazz Award in the Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year category in December.
London-based singer/songwriter and composer Fini Bearman is the voice of the Josephine Davies Jazz Orchestra. Her own music melds influences as diverse as folk and contemporary music into an arresting and uniquely personal sound. It’s honest yet witty, mixing lush harmony and orchestration with contemporary grooves.
This is an amazing opportunity for our students to work with musicians at the top of their game – delving into Josephine’s genre-defying music, and growing in confidence as they flex their improvisatory muscles.
Photo credit: Tor Hills
Friday 27 March 6.30pm
Pianist Brian Low Rhung Wei arranges and tackles works with recorded playback by RNCM composers, inspired by the Japanese influence of Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Free admission, no ticket required