RNCM Big Band with Mike Hall (director)
And Special Guests
Thursday 27 June 7.30pm
We reflect on 20 glorious years of the RNCM Big Band with the help of some of our jazz alumni, including Amy Roberts (sax) James Girling (guitar) and Russell Bennett (trumpet).
Sadly, this will be Mike Hall’s final concert as the director of our Big Band. And to go out with a Big Band Big Bang (!) our students will be performing some of Mike’s favourite tunes that the band has played over the last 20 years, including pieces by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Pat Metheny’s Minuano, Gordon Goodwin’s arrangement of Play That Funky Music and last but not least, John Dankworth’s Tomorrow’s World Theme. What a set-list…
‘Some years ago, jazz writer Chris Lee told me I had the dream job running the RNCM Big Band and he was right! Over 20 years I have had the privilege of uniting some of our most talented music students with some of the greatest international jazz legends on the planet.’ Mike Hall
Photo credit: Phil Portus
Thursday 27 June 6.30pm
A cross-school performance of folk music.
Free admission, no ticket required