We are happy to welcome this big band from Birmingham. Playing the music from the orchestra’s two albums, Burns and Rough Boundaries.
The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra was founded in September 2014 with an aim to showcase the composing and improvising talents of the area’s best jazz musicians. They now have two critically acclaimed albums under their belt – Burns, featuring compositions by director Sean Gibbs inspired by the poetry of Robert Burns, and Rough Boundaries, featuring the music of Jacky Naylor inspired by his travels through Europe. For this performance they will be playing both of these albums in their entirety.
Jazzwise – “Rough Boundaries confirms what Burns first suggested: vibrant and hugely talented young musicians who can read sophisticated charts and swing like the blazes being given the chance to do both in equal measure by writers of remarkable maturity.”
London Jazz News – “All killer, no filler, packed with vibrancy and passion, and bursting with slick soloists and a superbly well-drilled team of players”
Here is a review from the Jazz Breakfast: https://thejazzbreakfast.com/2016/09/22/birmingham-jazz-orchestra/
The Jazz Breakfast – “This band is the most exciting summation of all the ingredients that go together to making Birmingham an increasingly crucial jazz city, not only in this country but in Europe”