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James Brady Big Band

Part of the David Mossman Jazz (Orchestra!) Festival.

Tickets for this gig – £10

Full festival passes £30/ £20 members /£15 concessions – can be purchased here:

A genre-hopping composer, arranger and jazz trumpeter, equally at home creating scores for big bands and symphony orchestras, James’s varied career has so far included collaborations with artists such as Laura Mvula, Yazz Ahmed and Liane Carroll and organisations including the Royal Opera House, PRS Foundation and Gabrieli Consort, and has taken him across the UK, Europe and China. James’ unique musical voice features detailed counterpoint, epic melodies, rhythmic grooves from the African diaspora and adventurous improvisation, and has been recognised with the 2018 Eddie Harvey Award for Jazz Arranging, as well as a PRS Foundation-sponsored composer-in-residence collaboration with the Sage Gateshead’s Jambone ensemble. Featuring a band consisting of many of London and the UK’s leading young players and improvisers, this performance is a rare opportunity to hear a full set of James’ original music, encompassing influences from Bach to Strayhorn to Hermeto Pascoal and including a London premiere of his PRS Foundation-commissioned Jambone Set, a suite on Northumbrian folk tunes, for which the band will be joined by classical mezzo-soprano Cathy Phillips Brady.

Director – James Brady

Rhythm section – Piano – Naadia Sherriff, Bass – Edwin Ireland,  Guitar – Mike Redfern, Drums – Will Glaser

Saxophones – Matt Sulzmann, Alex Western-King, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Alex Hitchcock, Jake Burgess

Trumpets – Tom Syson, Kim Macari, Ewan Gilchrist, Charlotte Keefe

Trombones – Jamie Pimenta, Ed Parr, Joe Fenning, Tuba – Ed Ashby

with special guest: Voice – Cathy Phillips Brady



Saturday 13 April
20.30 Calum Gourlay Big Band (£15)
Sunday 14 April

13.00  James Brady Big Band (£10)
2.30  Alcyona Mick and Tori Freestone Duo (suggested donation£5)
16.00 Josephine Davies Big Band (£10)
5.30  Martin Speake  Charukesi with Will Glaser, Alyson Cawley, Mike De Souza) (suggested donation £5)
19.00  London Jazz Orchestra (£15)
Saturday 13 April


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