The Jazz Ticket
A Journey with the Giants of Jazz
Thursday 13 July 7.15pm
RNCM Concert Hall
Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Peter Edwards conductor
Award-winning pianist and composer, Peter Edwards leads the sensational Nu Civilisation Orchestra in an evening filled with exhilarating classic big band sounds and the sizzling new special commission: A Journey with the Giants of Jazz.
2017 marks the centenary year of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron and Buddy Rich. In celebration of these pioneering musical icons, Nu Civilisation Orchestra present a spectacular evening, featuring some of the finest jazz musicians of the moment.
This unique event combines archive film portraits, with electrifying live performance from the likes of Binker Golding (of Mobo Award-winning Binker & Moses) on tenor saxophone; Nathaniel Facey (Empirical) on alto saxophone; Byron Wallen on trumpet; and Gary Crosby (Jazz Jamaica) on double bass.
Joining the incredible line-up of world-class musicians on stage are talented young musicians from Manchester schools. Performing as part of The Jazz Ticket nationwide music programme, they add spirit and energy to new arrangements of works by these great legends.
Though the Giants of Jazz are gone, their enduring music continues its legacy through the stellar performances of the music stars of the future.
An evening of thrilling music in a relaxed and friendly setting, The Jazz Ticket is suitable for jazz fans of all ages (recommended 8+).